There is a fair amount of material on the web for streaming a worship service. Besides doing a podcast for those who want to listen anytime, we have set a goal for ourselves to be able to audio stream, and possibly video stream the service. I would appreciate some suggestions, guidelines, and/or...
Has you church recently launched a website? If so link to it in this discussion. Then if you need any help with it, one of the many experts that visit this site could provide feedback or help.
I recently registered for my first sprint triathlon, the Hawk Island Triathalon. While visiting their site I was surprised to see how they displayed images. It is a colorful, informative, and photo-filled site however I would like to point out one no-no.
“If it isn’t on Facebook, it hasn’t really happened,” a friend‘s daughter told me. Although it’s said jokingly, if something is that vital to people, doesn’t it make sense to look for ways that God can use it? Most of you probably have heard of Facebook, but a brief description may be helpful....
Yesterday, Mozilla released an incremental upgrade to it's popular browser Firefox 3.6. Even though this is a small upgrade there are numerous changes, which they detail in their blog post. First, it's over 20 percent faster than the previous upgrade. Second, it includes better support for plug ins with a plugin updater. Firefox 3.6 has...
More and more churches have realized the benefits of sharing their sermons online. In the past, churches would share recordings of services by making copies of tapes and distributing them or loaning them out. This worked great, but now sharing them online is easier, more efficient, and more cost...
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ChurchMag is a popular blog that will not only inform you, but it will make you laugh. It will inform you about using social media, design, SEO, and more.
Google Analytics is a free service provided by Google that enables you to look in depth at all your site traffic. You can look at basic information like page views, traffic sources, which pages are most frequently visited.
Each individual owns his or her likeness or other identifiable characteristic. If the church uses the videos or images to promote the church or makes them available on the web, then the courts will likely find that the church used the images in a commercial manner.
On this page you can sign-up and learn more about Google Apps for Non-Profits. Google Apps includes Gmail, Docs, Calendar, and more. Read the article on Google Apps on this Network for more information about how to set it up for your church.
This last week Jimmy Wales spoke at Calvin College’s January series. Even though I was not able to make it the campus to see him speak, I did watch it live from the Ladies Literary Club in downtown Grand Rapids. Wales is the founder Wikipedia and...
What is Google Apps and why would my church want to use it?
According to Google, Google Apps is a group of applications "that offers communication, collaboration and publishing tools, including email accounts on your organization's domain." The two biggest reasons your church would want...
You'll find help in "Teaching, rebuking, correcting & training in righteous web design" through this blog. Visit here to find tips and hints on how to ratchet your website to the next level.
While most information online becomes out-of-date quickly (especially information about technology and websites), this article from The Banner provides timeless tips to keep in mind while designing your website.
Simplicity is complex. Designing and maintaining a website takes focus and a clear purpose. When designing a website it is easy for it to become complex and cluttered. While a website generally does not start this way, adding features without taking the time to consider the full design will...
Church Juice's in-depth description and ideas for using Twitter in your church is a must-read if you are considering using Twitter in your church.
In a world in which we have endless ways to communicate, people are disconnected from each other. The internet provides an opportunity to reconnect with other believers.
As you can tell from the name of the site, Church Marketing Sucks is straightforward, and focused. They aren't just critical of the stagnant status of church websites, but offer incredible advice to transform your church website.
Use this site to check if your website is standards compliant. The site is described as checking "the markup validity of Web documents in HTML, XHTML, SMIL, MathML, etc.
Church Communications Pro is a great blog to help you better market, and design your church website. It also has a lot of timely information about the latest trends and ideas for websites.
It's Christmas time, which means its time for family, food, presents, lights, trees, and a chance to reflect on how one birth changed the world forever. However, it also means seeing Christmas Decorations in stores as early as August. It seems that there is no end to what you can buy that is Christmas themed.
Does your church not currently have a website? Is it unmaintained or out-of-date? Any church website should at least have the following basic information.
Church Juice is a service to help churches with their communication, online presence, and marketing. They provide useful information through blog posts, articles and free consulting for churches.
Have you considered providing video of your services? What about live streaming video? New Hope Christian Fellowship in Honolulu, this last June, started streaming their services live to iPhone and iPod Touch users.