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New Year's Resolution: Less Space, More Face

Social Networking Site Designed to Cultivate Christian Community -- In the Real World

Contact: Dennis Kost, fellowshipbuilder.com, 949-340-3753, dkost@fellowshipbuilder.com

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., Jan. 31 /Christian Newswire/ -- Internet social networking got a dose of reality today with the beta launch of fellowshipBuilder.com, a unique Website designed to connect Christians in their local community for the purpose of building spiritual, professional and recreational fellowship. The new Website works beyond cyberspace, helping believers develop meaningful real-world relationships through online and face-to-face introductions.

According to a study published in June 2006 by the American Sociological Review, 24.6 percent of those surveyed reported having no one with whom they can discuss important life matters. “The sad truth is that a growing percentage of Americans, including Christians, are isolated and disconnected these days. That’s not what God intended—he cares for us and created us to be in community with other believers,” says Dennis Kost, fellowshipBuilder Co-founder and President.

Members of fellowshipBuilder complete a personal, three-dimensional profile that paints a picture of who they are spiritually, professionally and recreationally. This profile is then used to connect members who have similar beliefs, needs and interests. Make new friends, join a small group Bible study, do some career networking, or find a spiritual mentor or recreation partner -- these are just a few of the possibilities.

Like most social networking sites, fellowshipBuilder offers much of what you would expect from an online community: member profiles, photo uploads, member searches, messaging, friends lists, daily news and discussion forums. However, unlike most sites, fellowshipBuilder offers more than online interaction, including an events feature where members can meet in person at small, member-hosted gatherings that are centered around specific interests and activities. Nothing brings people together better than shared interests and beliefs.

“While social networks like MySpace and YouTube are good at drawing a crowd, they don’t do much to address individual needs or develop meaningful, face-to-face relationships,” says Kost. Christians are called to belong, not just believe. Now that fellowshipBuilder is here, there’s one less reason for anyone to stand alone while living a Christ-centered life.

About fellowshipBuilder
fellowshipBuilder is a Christian social networking Website, helping believers develop healthy and meaningful relationships through online and in person introductions.

For more information, go to fellowshipBuilder.com or contact Dennis Kost at 949.340.3753 or dkost@fellowshipbuilder.com