Walter Franklin Davis

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About Walter Franklin Davis

Greetings Fellow Christians!

A recent Gallup Poll confirmed that the negative trends in Church participation and membership have not only continued into this new millennium and century but that this slide is accelerating at an alarming rate! According to Gallup, in the last two decades alone, church affiliation and participation have declined by 20% in the U.S. At this rate many churches will find it extremely difficult to survive in the 21st-Century, much less thrive. Of course, this trend is nothing new as most church-leaders know.

So, what can be done to stop or even reverse this decline in religious affiliation and church participation? Is it even possible considering the continued and rapid move toward a more secular society that is being led by the Millennial and Gen-Z generations? Is it too late to turn this 2,000-year-old institution around in time to save our churches?

These were just a few of the questions that were placed on my heart several years ago, and which in time turned into what I felt was a calling to address this serious issue for all Christians. I began thinking about writing Rebooting.Church (rebooting-dot-church) in late 2015 as a way to offer the insights, perspectives, and ideas gained over a 30+ year career in the technology industry on how this troubling trend could potentially be slowed or even reversed entirely.

While my writing progress was slowed considerably due to being the primary caregiver for my beautiful wife Nancy, who bravely fought but finally succumbed to a second bout with cancer in 2017, as well as my personal chronic health issues, after devoting hundreds of hours into its research and writing, toward finishing this book (...and a lot of prayers!), I am thankful to say that the first edition of the book was finally published on Amazon.com as an E-Book and Paperback in July of 2019!
 
However, even though the book has been published, it still needs to be marketed and promoted to allow Christians everywhere around the world take advantage of the information and ideas it contains so they can help "Make Their Church More Relevant to More People in the 21st-Century and beyond." As you may be aware, promoting the book to help get the word out is expensive and these costs cannot be offset by profits from book sales alone. 

As a one-man ministry, I simply do not have the personal funds to market Rebooting.Church or to expand this current one-book ministry to encompass the suite of educational tools and services I've envisioned to help churches of all sizes, not only survive in this new 21st-century digital world, but actually grow and thrive by expanding their physical church into the "Digital-Church" needed to reach, engage and retain the "Digital-Natives" of this "Digital-World" they are now called to serve.

I hope that you will prayerfully consider supporting this ministry. While one book may not be a panacea for all church ills, it can at a minimum help provide the information, ideas, inspiration, and motivation for our church leaders to take the bold actions needed to slow and reverse these sharp declines in church participation.

Regardless of our success in this particular effort, Christians should take heart even in the face of these negative trends, as we all know, with God all things are possible!

God Bless!
Franklin Davis, Author
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