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8 Christmas Gifts That Don’t Cost A Cent!

8 Christmas Gifts That Don’t Cost A Cent!
This has become a yearly tradition for me. I first learned of the ‘8 gifts’ when I worked at BellSouth and they were printed in our company newsletter. Since then I have made it a point to share them every year with anyone and everyone by email, Christmas cards and copies handed out. This year I will have fun sharing then on all my social networks. Now, I want to offer them FREE for you to share as well. Post one each day on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and anywhere else you can share them. Simply copy and paste from the content below. For each gift I’ve included 3 things:...
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Two Simple Steps to Quick and Easy Websites for Churches!

Two Simple Steps to Quick and Easy Websites for Churches!
WebReadyChurch is expanding! After 2+ years of supporting churches with our blog and training events, this latest offering is in direct response to our number one request, “How can I get a simple and inexpensive church web site up and running when I don’t know anything about the web?” Introducing WebReadyChurch.net Ordering A Web Site for Your Church Is Easy: 1. Select A Theme > Click for live demos 2. Complete the Request Form Only $595.00 includes: set-up, domain name, design and the first year of hosting. Then only $10 per month for domain renewal and yearly hosting after the...
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Nine Favorite Resources for Great WordPress Themes (Some FREE!)

Nine Favorite Resources for Great WordPress Themes (Some FREE!)
If you are going to build or update a WordPress site, then you are probably aware that the key to a great site is choosing a great theme. Also referred to as templates, themes provide the front-end look and functionality of your web site. There are countless themes available, but please note that all themes are definitely not equal. A bad theme choice will bring nothing but headaches and your site will never be what you had hoped for. If you are not that familiar with themes, how to find them and choosing a good one, then maybe I can be of some help. I have reviewed hundreds of themes over the last...
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2014 Best Platforms for Building A Web Site (starting with Free!)

2014 Best Platforms for Building A Web Site (starting with Free!)
How to Wade Through the Countless Options for Building A Web Site If you want to build a web site there’s no shortage of options, going from absolutely free to custom platforms costing thousands of dollars. With so many choices available you could easy pick what seems to be a great offering, only to have it quickly become a huge regret. So let me help you narrow down all the clutter into a short list of good choices. There are Basically Three Categories for Building a Web Site Most platforms and options fall into one of these three: Free, Self-hosting and Paid Partners. Following are my 2014...
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TOP 6 FREEBIE SITES for Design: Photos, Graphics, Fonts and More!

TOP 6 FREEBIE SITES for Design: Photos, Graphics, Fonts and More!
More that ever the web is becoming visually driven by rich photos, videos and graphics. Think of the popularity of sites like Pinterest and Instagram that are built on images, while Facebook and Twitter are both emphasizing images more and more. Also, you’ve probably noticed a recent trend where web sites are using images as entire backgrounds and enhanced content. Quality photos, graphics and fonts can get expensive unless you know where to go and find top quality for FREE! Most everyday I find myself searching for that just right image, graphic or font to creativity express my thoughts and grab...
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SEO: Improve Your Organization’s Search Engine Results FREE!

SEO: Improve Your Organization’s Search Engine Results FREE!
Why Are Search Engine Results Important for Your Church? Because the first time visit to your church often happens online. Imagine a family just moved into your community and they are looking for a church to attend. Most likely they will do a web search for “[denomination] church” and the results will be a list of local churches along with a map of churches within a small radius of the local area. Will your church appear in the results and on that map? If not guess which church they will not be visiting on Sunday. This is why search engine results are so important! Not Happy with Your Search Engine...
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One of the Best WordPress Theme Creators Just Got Better!

One of the Best WordPress Theme Creators Just Got Better!
So How Did Themify Just Get Better? Themify is definitely one of my favorite theme creators and now with the addition of their ‘drag-and-drop’ builder I love them even more! They released their Themify ‘drag-and-drop’ Builder a few months ago and included it in all their themes. Since then, I have been using and loving it enough to where I feel confident recommending this builder to you. It really makes building custom pages so easy! What Is the Themify Builder? It is best described by Themify: “The Themify drag & drop Builder for WordPress helps you build any page...
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Easy Tool Shows How Your Site Looks on Different Devices!

Easy Tool Shows How Your Site Looks on Different Devices!
Phones, Tablets, Laptops, Desktops — Does your site look good on them all? Here is a FREE tester to view your web site across multiple devices and it is a simple drag-and-drop function to use! Viewpoint Resizer is a responsive design testing tool that works great. Here are the steps: 1. Click this link to open Viewpoint Resizer 2. Drag the “Click or Bookmark” button to your browser toolbar (hint: watch animation on the home page). 3. Now open the web site you want to test. 4. Once the site is loaded, click on the “Resizer” bookmark on your browser toolbar. Following these...
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FREE & Easy Web Tool to Boost Easter Church Attendance!

FREE & Easy Web Tool to Boost Easter Church Attendance!
Did you know that Easter Sunday is a traditional holiday where many Americans are willing to include church attendance in their celebrations? I believe Easter Sunday is the best time to invite a friend or neighbor to church.  A 2010 study by the Barna Group revealed that most Americans described Easter as a religious celebration and therefore are open to the idea of church attendance. (full Barna article: http://bit.ly/1i2eaaZ) The study also revealed that church attenders have a desire to invite people to their church but often simply do not follow through. The Barna researcher who directed the...
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The Coffee Shop That Changed A Church

The Coffee Shop That Changed A Church
Today I have a very special book to tell you about by my friend, and noted author, Dr. Steve R. Parr. This one book could have a dramatically positive impact on your pastor and church. Let me tell you a bit about it with this challenge – Buy a copy (or register to win one below) and give it to your pastor as a gift. I believe he will be inspired by it. “The Coffee Shop that Changed a Church: Discovering the Net Effect” is the latest book from Dr. Steve R. Parr, just released in January. This is an Instructional book that challenges Christians in an entertaining way. As told in an...
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