As we were developing The Network, someone suggested including a "My Church" feature where you can see a list of other Network users from YOUR own congregation. It's fun to browse questions and comments from people you know in real life.
Last Wednesday we sent an email to all CRC pastors and church offices. It's something we do very judiciously — in fact, it was our first email to pastors about The Network since the launch last February. Here's a copy of the email we sent.
Yesterday we added the Facebook widget as a slide on the CRCNA home page. It still throws me for a loop when I see my friends on CRCNA.org (when I'm logged into Facebook, that is). But it's certainly attention-getting — and that was the point.
Linda Foster just won a fancy-schmancy Network mug! Yesterday evening, she posted her very first comment on the Network. And it just happened to be our 1,000th — so she wins!
Ministry Associate Rod Hugen had Synod 2010 delegates in stitches when he read his poem. It was performed at the dinner honoring Calvin College and Seminary retirees including Henry DeMoor. With Rod's permission, here's the full text for your reading pleasure.
Should we create sub-forums here (within this main one) for each classis ? That way pastors, church leaders, and members within each classis could discuss what's happening in their neck of the woods, ministry opportunities, collaboration between churches, and more.
Who said denominations are slow?Well, OK, maybe I've said that once or twice too. But not this time! Just a couple of days after it was announced, we've implemented Facebook's new "Like" button on the Network site. It feels good to be johnny-on-the-spot sometimes!
Today there is a really interesting story being broadcast by Michigan Radio NPR about a Muslim and Christian student rooming together at Calvin College.