A look at Google Analytics
Today I did something I seldom if ever do, and that was to look at our Google Analytics, or in other words what’s happening behind the screen at our ministry. The first thing you need to understand is that New Wesleyan Ministries and Moyock Christian Fellowship are separate entities that are connected at the hip. Hope that clears that up.
Moyock Christian Fellowship (MCF) is born
Moyock Christian Fellowship is the first born, and grew out of our split from Moyock United Methodist Church, in Moyock, NC on August 4th of 2019. MCF took off at a pretty good pace, with a wide range of ministries that followed us from the Methodist Church. MCF flourished absent the non-biblical constraints of the UMC, which is in disarray over the issue of ordaining gay clergy and performing same sex weddings in the church.
New Wesleyan Ministries is born
By January 2020 MCF’s reach had gone international and New Wesleyan Ministries was born to better reach and identify with the global community we were reaching. You will see a better and more refined approach to the identities of these two dynamic siblings in the coming days and weeks.
So lets look at some of our behind the scenes analytics
- We are viewed in over 114 counties worldwide
- Most of our guests in the US come from California and Texas
- Most of our international guests come from the UK (England)
- Average page load time in the US is 3 seconds
- Average page load time in Canada is 2 seconds
- 68% of guests view our page in english
- Our site in translated into 90 different languages
- 56% of guests use Google Chrome as their browser
- 50.46% of guests use Android and 49.54% us iOS
- 72% of guests visit from an organic search
- 21% of guests visit from social media
The way ahead
The goals we will be working on in the coming weeks and months are to expand and grow our reach in the local community while meeting the growing needs of our global community as well. This is the burden God has placed on our hearts and a burden we gladly accept.
Today we go to our Lord and God in fervent prayer for the President of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. Early this morning the President tweeted he and the First Lady had tested positive for COVID-19. The President’s tweet was followed by a statement from the Physician to the President confirming the diagnosis.
The First Family will quarantine in the executive mansion.
We pray they have a speedy recovery with minimal to no symptoms at all.
I just published the last video in our series One Minute Bible Facts, and I’m sitting on the edge of my seat wondering and praying what it is God would have us do next. I’m feeling the direction is to continue the One Minute series focused on short scripture lessons, but I’m waiting for clarification on that. I think there is a great deal we can learn in one minute, especially in todays fast paced world where our attention is drawn in so many direction throughout the day.
I suffer from rabbit syndrome. Diagnosed with Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder or ADHD at an early age, I often call this rabbit syndrome because those of us affected are like little kids easily distracted from a task at the sight of a rabbit. So I chase rabbits all day. For a guy with many balls in the air at one time, it means I’m continually dropping a ball to go chase a rabbit.
The reason I share my habit of chasing rabbits is because I also suffer from servant syndrome. What’s that you ask? Well, I serve our God and I hope you do too. Have you ever heard the saying “God never gives you more than you can handle.” That’s a half truth because God continually gives you more than you can handle, but He expects you to lean on him for help. He wants you to lean on him.
Serving God in ministry, and we’re all in ministry I hope, means taking on the burden of God’s many commandments, or assignments even when our plate is already full. Even those in tune with listening to God, find it’s important we pay particular attention to what we’re being told to do so that we don’t confuse His plans with our own plans. God expects us to prioritize, and that means His plans come first.
I have the blinds closed at my house so I can’t see those pesky rabbits, and I’m listening hard for God’s marching orders.
Brother Mark writes on our facebook page, but that doesn’t automatically translate to this site. I have crossposted the post below:
By Brother Mark, Moyock Christian Fellowship
As the fallout from the current political and medical crisis in our country drags on and on, it is difficult to really know what is going on. Do we need masks or not? Do we need to social distance or not? Did we need to destroy the fabric of our economy or not? Do we need to keep our children out of school or not? So far, I have seen answers I can believe to none of those questions.
In the Bible, the words “fear not” are used over 365 times, at least once for each day of the year. From the beginning I have chosen to obey those words. I live my life as if God is in control, as if God has us in His hands, as if God knows all about what is going on.
God has not abandoned us. God has not walked away from us. Instead, we have walked away from God. God did not create this virus. There is a good chance that it was created by man in a weapons lab or was a mistake in a research lab. God did not pronounce to us that millions would die. Man did that. God did not shut down the countries of the world. Man did that. Man has also chosen to shut down churches, to reduce our access to fellowship, to adoration, to prayer as we normally practice those things. There is another side to this however. Maybe God is telling us to come to Him. Maybe God is telling us to pray to Him. Maybe God is telling us that our relationship with Him does not require a building or fellowship with others. I do not know the answers.
What I do know is that God called to me to find a way to Him. Part of that way is Moyock Christian Fellowship. Part of that way is gathering with other believers to talk, share breakfast, pray, and study His word each Sunday. Part of that way is to continue helping others.
This week a friend reached out to me by email and told a story about a recently released inmate from a nearby prison. That inmate was having trouble finding a job, is living with his parents, and is generally going through all of the troubles an ex-felon deals with in our world. This week, that inmate’s sister died. She died suddenly and with no prior symptoms. That is a tragedy and I have prayed for her since learning of her untimely death.
The inmate had managed to save a little over a thousand dollars over the past year, and has now put all of that money towards the funeral of his sister. My friend reached out trying to raise the money for the remainder of the funeral. Between a large donation I made in the name of Moyock Christian Fellowship, a donation that matched those given by three other friends, we raised half the money required on the first day.
I do not say these things to motivate others to make donations or to give. I say them because the path we have chosen through this so-called crisis is a path that divides us, separates us from one another. It is up to us to maintain our relationship with God, to talk to Him on a daily basis, to seek His guidance in all that we do, to respond to that guidance as best we can. It is up to us to continue to do all that we can for our neighbor. A felon, a man punished for his mistake, a man suffering through the damage caused by that mistake, is still a neighbor who is hurting. Love thy neighbor as thyself.
Praise be to God.