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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

One of our indicators of impact and reach is the data around website taffic. And the recent data from the Rev. Matthew Kozlowski and Ms. Charlotte Greeson about Building Faith is impressive. Currently, Building Faith has 2,536 subscribed; it looks likely that they will add a hundred extra subscribers for this month alone. For the period from September 25th to January 25th, they had 106,720 users. These are visitors to the site who read at least one article. It peaked around Christmas with over 4,000 users. Most of the audience is female; and most are distributed fairly evenly across the ages of 30-75. Increasingly users are accessing the site on smartphones and tablets.

These statistics are really important. We focus much of our energy on the 150 or so residential students. And we love you all. However, the reach of VTS extends far beyond this holy hill. Our 2,536 subscribers and 106,720 users are women and men who are seeking to get ideas to enhance christian formation. They are doing ministry on the ground. And we are making a difference. This website is a high quality experience, with well-written and accessible articles. This is improtant work.

For those of us living here on the Holy Hill, I invite you to make a trip to the CMT, to visit the website, and to learn about the resources that in time you will need. And for Associate Dean Lisa Kimball and in particular the work of Matthew and Charlotte, we celebrate the growing and remarkable success of this ministry. Thank you for making a difference. 

The Very Rev. Ian S. Markham, Ph.D.
Dean and President

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