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Prayer Requests Online – Yes or No?

Jul 31, 2013
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Something that is a bit “controversial” today is taking prayer requests online. When setting up a church website, the church has to decide whether or not they want to allow prayer requests to be shared. Let’s look at why there is some disagreement over this. Not Everyone Needs to Know Some people are very private…

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Online Giving for Churches

Jul 24, 2013
offering

Let’s talk today about churches and online giving.  This is a feature many churches are interested in, but not all have it available on their website. That’s probably due to the time it takes to research how to add this to a site or they just don’t know where to look for a quality resource.…

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Effective Church Web Design

Jul 17, 2013
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There are a lot of people who can do attractive web design these days, but it takes more than a nice looking website to do what you want it to. What are your goals for your church’s website? Most likely, you want to attract new visitors to your church, and you want a place for…

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Church Blogs – What Do I Write About?

Jul 10, 2013
man at laptop thinking

Does your church website include a blog? As a pastor or leader, you may argue that you don’t have enough time as it is to do everything you need to, let alone keep up a blog. But blogs are a great opportunity to share your thoughts with your congregation as well as with visitors to…

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Is Your Church Hiding?

Jun 26, 2013
man hiding

That’s a question most churches want to answer “NO” to, but unfortunately, some of those same churches don’t come up in the search results when someone is looking online for a church to visit.  So, yes they may be “hiding.” Have you ever heard the expression “the best kept secret in ___?”  (fill in the…

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Well Designed Websites for Churches

Jun 19, 2013
confused man

What makes a well designed website? Well, first, I’ll tell you what doesn’t work. I was just online looking for blender reviews. Our blender gave up this week, and it’s something we use everyday for smoothies and other things. So, we need another one soon! We want to get a good one – yes, price…

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Church Live Streaming

Jun 12, 2013
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Getting more and more popular today is church live streaming. If you aren’t familiar with that term, it means online broadcasting of an event. The most common use for streaming with churches is their Sunday service. Why would you want to go to the trouble to do this? Shut-ins and Others Can Still Participate Those…

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Do You Need Us?

Jun 1, 2013
frustrated woman

I have heard the same response several times when I ask a church about their website.  What’s the response? “We have someone in the congregation who does that” (meaning they design the church website.)  And in many instances, there is someone who can design a nice website. So why do you need us? We’re glad…

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Staff Profiles

May 29, 2013

If you are wondering if you should include staff profiles on your website, the answer is a resounding YES! In our research, the staff profiles page was one of the most looked at pages of church websites.  Knowing this can help us conclude that people want to know about the staff/leaders of the church before…

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Ways to Use Church Forms

May 15, 2013

Putting church forms on your website can be a great way to simplify things for your office staff.  They are easy to use and can greatly cut down on paperwork.  Here are some of the  more common uses of forms. Registration for events.  This is a big one.  People can register online for an upcoming…

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