This year at Faith Driven Consumer™ (FDC), we’ve been fortunate enough to witness really exciting things. We re-launched at the beginning of the year and were able to quickly feature multiple new resources and content. We’ve had amazing support from our community. Whether it be through our Community Members staying up to date with our content and resources, or our Marketplace Members choosing to partner with us and save through the FDC Marketplace, we have been blessed with a wonderfully supportive and engaging community of Faith Driven Consumers (FDCs). We believe God has been working in all these happenings to continue growing this community so that we can accomplish everything we set out to achieve.
We aren’t done yet, not even close. And we need your help to make our community of Faith Driven Consumers a significant and impactful force for the kind of change our culture so desperately needs. If you’re up for it, we want to provide you with simple and easy ways to help our community continue to grow and flourish.
Get the word out. One of the easiest ways to get involved in growing the FDC Community is simply by telling others about who we are and what we do. Word of mouth is one of the best ways to make a difference because it’s a more personal and trustworthy interaction than most. We’re constantly being sold things through commercials, advertisements or promoted posts on social media. But when you hear from a close friend or family member about something they are passionate about, it goes a long way. Consider the different people in your life who would be interested in FDC as well as the content and resources we have; then consider reaching out or talking to them about it. If we get the word out in our various communities of like-minded friends, family, fellow church-members, etc., we’ll see a real growth spurt and an increased impact of our community will inevitably follow.
Sign up. One of the most effective ways you can help us grow is through signing up to be an official FDC member. You can sign up for free to become a FDC Community Member, and we’ll keep you up to date on all the exciting things happening at FDC. You’ll receive the weekly newsletter with updates and links to all new content and resources so that you can be fully informed and equipped to get out there and start making a difference as an FDC. You can also sign up to become an FDC Marketplace Member and take advantage of a vast platform of unlimited savings opportunities. If you become a Marketplace Member, you’ll pay a very small amount, either monthly or yearly (at a steep discount), and gain access to thousands of deals on travel, dining and millions of other things. When you sign up to become a Marketplace Member, you not only unlock significant savings potential, you also help us “keep the lights on” so we can continue facilitating this community of Christian consumers passionate about making a difference. Signing up, in either of the ways given above, is a great way to help us grow this amazing community and ensure it continues making an impact on our culture, increasing the reach and effectiveness of that impact more and more every day.
Take advantage of the FDC Marketplace. Another great way to increase the impact of our community is through utilizing the many deals available on the FDC Marketplace, which benefits you directly as well. If you have signed up to become a Marketplace Member, we are thrilled and so thankful for your support and partnership. But don’t stop there! You’ve done the hard part already and now you get to enjoy the perks of being a Marketplace Member. With a FDC Marketplace membership comes an almost endless stream of savings opportunities. All you have to do is remind yourself to take advantage of these deals by visiting the FDC Marketplace and clicking on the coupons for traveling, dining, shopping and more. And when you use these deals, you’ll not only become a better steward of your or your family’s finances by saving tons of money, but you’ll also enable us to demonstrate to businesses, brands and corporations that we are a community that is making a difference. That, in turn, will force the marketplace, and indeed our culture as a whole, to hear our voices, acknowledge our influence, and begin to adjust their corporate actions appropriately. Something as simple as saving a couple dollars at Domino’s is the kind of thing that, when we work together as a community, can make a significant impact.
Share FDC content on social media. We all know the power of social media. And oftentimes it seems that the bad outweighs the good on places like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. But one way in which you can do some good through social media is by sharing the various content and resources at FDC. Is there a particular blog you found interesting or encouraging? Was there an interview on season 1 of the Christians You Should Know Podcast that you found especially intriguing? Did you find out one of your favorite brands was scored ‘Compatible’ on the FEI? These are all great things to share with your friends and followers on social media. It’s also one of the best ways to increase our reach and influence as a community. So, if you find something at FDC helpful, interesting or encouraging, make sure you share it on whatever social media platforms you use. And we’ll be right there to thank you for your support and amplify your message.
These are just a handful of ways to help us continue to grow and extend our reach in the marketplace and culture. You don’t have to do all of them. You don’t have to do any of them. We’re honestly just happy that, at very least, you’ve made your way to our website and decided to read this blog. But if you’re interested in being a part of a community that is becoming a greater influence every day, and you’re interested in seeing this community grow and become a significant force for change in our culture, then we invite and encourage you to be a part of helping us flourish as a real instrument for transformation in our culture.