Holy cow it’s been a long time since my last blog post! This hasn’t been by choice or because of neglect. It’s crazy times right now. We are in the process of moving to a new city/community/church, having a new house built and running into a very heavy time in our ministry schedule. So, I know I just started this blog, but over the next month or so, I want to let you all know that I will be a little more sporadic on my posting. This saddens me greatly because I know how important it is to post regularly, but some times life gets like this I guess.
Archives For May 2011
So, you are thinking about getting a new website for your ministry? You have a decent budget to spend on this website? Your church already has a website but it’s starting to become outdated and “old?” Maybe you don’t have a website and your ministry is finally looking to step into the 21st century?
There is nothing more frustrating than looking for a church to attend and there isn’t any website for the church. You don’t know anything about service times, what they offer for children, their location, no information at all!
If you are looking to attract people to your church, a good place to start is with a clean, well designed and well planned website. I don’t consider myself an expert in this area, but it is something I have had an interest in since my early days of doing Computer Animation and Multimedia production in College.
Since that time I have practiced, read as many articles and books, followed as many tutorials, asked as many questions as I could and spent time scouring the internet creating a ‘creative database’ of ideas that I liked and may one day incorporate into my own designs. Here are some things I have learned.
The internet is a great place! I love the information I can find there. We all know that we have to make sure what we read is credible, but it’s still a great place to find information. It’s also a great place for kid’s to learn and discover as well.
There are many ways to stay connected with people through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and many other services. While all of this is great and good, we need to also make sure we are educated in how to be safe while browsing.
This is especially true when it comes to youth and children!
Is it time to return to Xbox? I’m sure we have all heard about the big Sony Playstation Network hack that happened a while ago. This has caused a lot of anxiety among those who use the service, myself included.
For those of you who don’t know, the PSN was hacked with users information being stolen. Email addresses, passwords, encrypted (so we are told) credit card information and the like were taken. This is, unfortunately the world we are now living in.
There is no understatement in saying that having a presence on the web for your ministry is a necessity in the current time we live in. One study stated that there are over 266,224,500 Internet users in North America alone. With all that traffic on the web, a presence there cannot be ignored. Putting your ministry “out there” gives you the opportunity to connect with millions of people!