What guidance do children and youth need from parents and the church in navigating the internet?
There are so many choices out there. I was wondering if anyone had either used, or could recommend a good Admin software?
The technological side of designing and building a website can be intimidating. But choosing to ignore the web isn’t a smart option. Here are a few reasons why.
Because we know it can be intimidating to try new things (even more so if the results will be published on the Internet) we created two short tutorials that demonstrate the simple steps of starting a new post.
In this webinar, we discuss a multi-media approach to communicating with members and your surrounding community. We look at websites, social media, email, in service announcements and more.
Are you thinking about creating a new church website with WordPress? This video has 6 things you should look for in a theme.
So many different church website options can sometimes seem overwhelming. These three questions are foundationational for figuring out which option is best for you and your church.
Having a hard time keeping up with all the changing layouts of social media sites? Not to worry.
If the change of seasons motivates you to do something new, here are five tips for sprucing up your church website.
How to make the most of Twitter's new design.
One name for "#" is “hashtag” and it’s become rather significant in the social networking world. Do you think it could be useful in church, too?
I just finished reading Justin Wise’s The Social Church: A Theology of Digital Communication. It was a great book that actually achieved its subtitle’s goal. It created a pretty comprehensive case (practically and biblically) why churches should engage in social media. This has got me thinking about how my church uses social media and in particular Facebook...
They (whoever “they” are) have been saying for a while now, “The world’s going mobile,” and it sure seems they are right, doesn’t it? Wherever you look, people are peering, or talking, or singing along, or listening as they walk, ride, fly -- whatever. What about you and your church? Are you going mobile?
Looking back on technology in 2013, tablets were a pretty important item. The first Apple iPad was released in 2010, so the tablets have been around a while now, but it seems to me that they were still quite newsworthy throughout 2013. If not newsworthy, they were at least penetrating more and more into our lives, including our work lives. Have you found this to be true? Are you or those you know using tablets at work? At home? How about at church?
A new year is a great motivator to do something better. For many of you, church communications is on that list. Looking ahead, here are five areas where you might want to focus your attention in 2014.
As the new year starts, it is also the start (well, restart) of my stint as a guide for the Church & Web Network. What would you like to talk about? I don’t have nearly all the answers, but I can definitely pose questions, find some information or sources of information, and solicit discussion. See the list of topics in the blog - pick from there or come up with your own! Let's talk.
So, I'll tell you my story, then you tell me yours. This is the story of the trials, tribulations and travails we experienced at my church as we went through the process of upgrading our projection technology. After you read it, I would love to hear your story. Have you gone through similar trials and travails as you move into new solutions and technologies?
This is Mavis Moon, signing in again as the guide for the Church & Web Network. Many thanks to Jerod Clark, who’s been the guide most recently. We won’t say good-bye to Jerod because we’ll be reading some of his work as part of the content for the Church & Web Network in the future. I look forward to connecting with you on anything related to technology and your church. What questions do you have? What topics would you like us to discuss?
Botnets were created to hack into WordPress sites using brute force attacks. You would be shocked at how many attacks are taking place as you are reading this article. Their goal is to gain access to your site! Let’s make sure you are doing the simple things you can to protect your WordPress site. Here are five simple things you can do...
We are considering using (infrequently) some YouTube videos that have contempory songs put to lyrics...idea is to use them to help the congregation learn new songs with the words displayed on our video screen.
My questions are;
Are there any copyright/licensing...
Over the last few years, WordPress has become one of the top content management (web design) systems. One out of four websites today is created using WordPress. Here are the top 6 reasons why WordPress is so popular and why you might want to consider switching to a WordPress platform for your church's website...
Web design is always evolving. Aesthetics shift and new technology lets developers create websites that function in different and exciting ways. If you’re involved in creating or maintaining your organization’s website, here are three design trends you should be familiar with.
The Juicys are rewarding churches who are doing great communications work. See how you can apply to recieve a $2000 grant for your next communications project.
Facebook announced a new photo-sharing feature that will help you be more collaborative. Here are three thoughts on how to use this new feature well.
You’ll often hear people say custom designed websites will always be better for an organization than using a template. There’s an argument to be made for that, but often the reality in many churches is the lack of budget for something custom. A quality template based site can be an option, but it takes work to pick the right one.