Posts Tagged ‘planning’

Have Multiple Looks on the Same Website

August 28, 2014
One of our very favorite features in the SiteOrganic ministryCMS is skinning.  It is still one of the most unique things out there in Website tools today, and we built it specifically with churches in mind.

Blogger’s Block

March 19, 2012
If you write a blog, then you know the pressure of constantly generating fresh content. We sure do. You've also probably suffered from blogger's block, otherwise known as being fresh out of ideas on what to write. Here are some thoughts on how to get yourself un-stuck: 1. Keep a journal/notepad with ...

When is it Time to Hire a Full-Time Webmaster for your Church?

November 11, 2011
Very few churches have a paid staff position to focus on the Website, let alone their full online ministry strategy. Most churches rely instead on a mix of volunteers, administrative staff, and maybe even a little bit of the youth guy's time thrown in for good measure. This model works well ...

Writing for Mobile: When in Doubt, Leave it Out

November 8, 2011
A recent report by Jakob Neilsen reveals some interesting truths about the way users expect to read text on their mobile devices.  The crux of the question is, as they state: How can people simultaneously want to kill time and get angry when their time is wasted? Churches should be ...

Should You Copy Ideas from Another Church?

October 25, 2011
If "imitation is the sincerest form of flattery", then copyright infringement lawsuits must be like love letters, right?  Not so much.  And even though churches aren't necessarily suing each other over this issue (well actually this one came pretty darn close), it's still prudent to think carefully before ...

Report: State of Social Media

October 24, 2011
We Americans are a social bunch. Well, at least online. In person, we apparently do nothing but look down and stare at our smartphones. That's what the results show in Nielsen's new report, published last week.  Their snapshot for Q3 2011 shows some interesting findings: Women view more video if ...

The Paradox of Feedback

October 3, 2011
“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” - G. K. Chesterton You've gotta have thick skin to receive anonymous feedback. And if you are actually sending out a survey, seeking out anonymous feedback, you might as well get your armor ...

Should You Charge for Online Sermons?

September 12, 2011
Why do some churches charge you money to download a sermon? And is this something your church should consider? We did an unscientific survey of the 10 largest churches in America, determining how many of them offer their sermons for free, and how many charge a fee.  Here are the results: Church Sermon ...

What does it mean to “produce fruit” online?

August 22, 2011
What's the one thing you track most closely, in order to determine if your online ministry is successful? We ponder this question a lot on our team.  Here are some common responses we hear: Hits Unique visitors People visiting our church for the first time, saying that they found us online Number of viewers for ...

My Web Guy Just Quit. Help!

August 17, 2011
Great online ministry is normally a team effort. The vast majority of churches who are serious about making "digital disciples" will have multiple people managing various aspects of their online portfolio. These could be split into ministry/departmental web coordinators, or along functional lines (the online sermon person, the calendar master, ...
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