It's another way to reach believers who might not attend the scheduled services. Stefan said many might only use social and digital media tools to practice religion, but the true way to fully grasp all religious teachings is by going to services and working together with other worshippers.
“In order for them to grow more, they need to be around people who worship God,” Stefan said.
His outlook on social media is still a positive one. He said it has aided a lot of believers in staying in touch and learning more about their religion.
“Social media is a wonderful tool,” Stefan said. “It might have benefited the churches more than any other area.”
One day earlier this year, he and his fellow churchgoers were given assignments to help any one person in the community, but to do so anonymously. So he helped out a homeless man, providing him healthy portions of food to hinder the hunger.
If it weren't for social media and staying connected with his group, it wouldn't have happened. And the personal achievement and joy Hemsworth felt for his acts would never have surfaced.
“At the end of the day," Hemsworth said, "it’s important for groups to find what works for them, and this is very much working for us.”
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