A Welsh church is using ‘Godcasts’ of its Bible study group to widen its reach and minister to the housebound. St Catherine’s Church in Pontypridd lets a web audience in on its scriptural reflections by downloadable podcasts. Podcasting of sermons is nothing new, but group Bible discussion is perhaps an innovation. Revd Marcus Green says: ‘Some members of our church are housebound, can’t get out, some of them miss sometimes… this helps them know they’re still loved, they’re still part of this, and this blesses them.’ Group member Stuart Franklin believes the group study addresses questions that listeners would like answered themselves. The podcast is available from the church's website and iTunes.
Source: BBC News (2/9)