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New Year, New Church Website

Jan 8, 2014
2014

As we are beginning 2014, it’s a good time to take a look at your church website. Is it doing what you had hoped it would? For many pastors, this means bringing in new people, connecting the congregation, and getting the church’s message out to the community. Take some time to look at your church…

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5 Church Website Essentials

Dec 4, 2013
web design

For any church website to be an effective tool, it needs to include 5 essential elements. Physical address of the church and Service times listed front and center – this can be accomplished by putting it right on the homepage itself, or by having a link to “times and directions.” People who haven’t visited your…

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The Holidays are Coming – Is Your Church Ready?

Nov 20, 2013

The holiday season is upon us. Next week we will celebrate Thanksgiving, and just a few short weeks after that, Christmas. Holidays bring a special opportunity to churches. It’s a time when many people are thinking of more spiritual things and looking for a place to go to celebrate them. Yes, there are some who…

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“Visit” Your Church

Nov 7, 2013

It’s a good idea every once in a while for pastors and other leaders to “visit” their church as a guest.  It’s very easy to get so comfortable at your church that you aren’t aware what newcomers experience. We tend to all have our own friends at church and like to hang around them. But,…

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Maintaining a Website – Who’s in Charge?

Oct 23, 2013
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Today, we all know it’s pretty essential to have a website. But it’s also essential that a website is maintained. If someone arrives at your site and sees old information, outdated events, and old pictures, do you think it’s likely that they will visit your church? People expect to see current information and pictures when…

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How Is Your Church Represented?

Oct 20, 2013
church

How your church is represented is determined by many factors. The pastor has a huge role in this, but so do others in your church. Most pastors are “people persons” so they are people focused and friendly. People in the congregation  love it when the pastor approaches them and talks one-on-one for a time.  On…

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Church Website Hosting

Oct 16, 2013
church website hosting

I’d like to address the subject of church website design and hosting today. You may have questions about it and aren’t sure how it all works. Let’s talk! Hosting When you have a website, you have to have it hosted somewhere. What does that mean? Web hosting makes it possible for your website to be…

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Is a Church a Business?

Oct 2, 2013
business

This question might bring some strong opinions, but before we make a decision on how to think about it, let’s look at some of the similarities between a church and business. I have run a business from home for several years, so I have some experience with it. Let’s look at some of the basic…

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The Digital Age and the Church

Sep 18, 2013
social media

The digital ages is upon us. Like it or not, it’s true. We go on like nothing has changed but it has, and a church might as well get on board. I think sometimes we can think that because the world is going in a digital direction, the church needs to be different and go…

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WordPress Church Websites

Sep 12, 2013
wordpress church websites

Why do we use WordPress to build our church websites?  WordPress church websites are not only affordable, but reliable and easy to maintain and update. There are many options out there for a CMS (content management system) today. A CMS is a website framework that allows you to add or edit your content (content can…

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