Not Knowing About These 6 FREE Resources Will Cost Your Church!

Not Knowing About These 6 FREE Resources Will Cost Your Church!
BUDGET TIP: Don’t Pay for What You Can Get Free! Let’s face it, most churches have tight budgets, and I would dare say marketing and web resources are not at the top of the list, so it is crucial that you review the six resources below. Tapping into any of these will save your church money.  These Are Game Changers! It is hard to find freebies, especially ‘Christian’ freebies, but these six resources are amazing and will prove very valuable for enhancing the image and ministry of your church: 1. Church Online Platform – http://churchonlineplatform.com Their Pitch:...
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Test Your Christmas Spirit – Fun Quiz to See If You’re A Santa or Scrooge!

Test Your Christmas Spirit – Fun Quiz to See If You’re A Santa or Scrooge!
Fun Way to Share Your Faith With Friends At Christmas! TestYourChristmasSpirit.com invites people to test their Christmas Spirit by completing any one of four different quizzes. Each quiz consists of ten multiple choice questions. Based on how many you get right, you are designated as one of five popular Christmas characters: Once you complete the quiz, the result page will tell you that, “You have the Christmas Spirit of…” whichever character matches your score. You can then add your score to the ‘Leader Board’ and share your results on social networks or by email,...
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LWPRadio Interview: Greater Reach Through Web & Social Media

LWPRadio Interview: Greater Reach Through Web & Social Media
Recently, I was featured on a broadcast of Life With Purpose Radio, and interviewed by Dr. J. Robert White, Executive Director for the Georgia Baptist Convention. I was asked to share about the opportunities available to churches on the web. The interview is only about six minutes so please check it out and share your thoughts and insights as comments below. I have included both audio and transcript…   Listen to the Audio: https://webreadychurch.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/bdollar-lwpr-interview.mp3   Read the Transcript: Ron Lawson (Announcer):  Churches today must take every...
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The Best Tips for Live Streaming Church Services

The Best Tips for Live Streaming Church Services
Does your church have a vision to make your worship services available to even those that couldn’t make it?  It’s a great thought and there are so many ways to make it happen. I first setup the church I was working at back in 2008 to live stream their services using UStream.tv. It was a free service, ad based support, and is still available now. Our goal was simple…use our existing setup that was built for TV broadcasting to also live stream our service for cheap. Our setup included four cameras and a switcher. Because of this setup we were able to send out multiple feeds…basically a...
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Go “Live” with Your Church Services Online – FREE Platform!

Go “Live” with Your Church Services Online – FREE Platform!
Expand Your Church Audience Literally Around the World! Have you even experienced a church service online? I’m not talking about a recorded message on YouTube. I’m talking about a “Live” service where people can enter a virtual church, be greeted by a host, and interact with other attendees about the service and message being presented. The best example I’ve found of this kind of virtual church can be experienced on http://www.lifechurch.tv/. I want to encourage you to go there right now and see what I mean. They offer virtual “Live” services, multiple times...
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The #1 Web Investment Key for Net Success

The #1 Web Investment Key for Net Success
When it comes to your investment of time on the web  (i.e. web site, social networks, etc.) you do so hoping for a return for your labor, right? You hope to be found by people and to influence them for Christ, right? Of course you do. The following keys to web investing are essential to earning a good ROI… Key #1: DIVERSIFY Think about the old adage, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” It is not enough to simply build a web site and think that they will come. A web site alone is not easily found. You must be diversified across the web to point people to your site. Consider...
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4 Keys to Get Started with Online Giving and Ecommerce

4 Keys to Get Started with Online Giving and Ecommerce
Is Your Church Ready for Online Giving? If you are, but do not know where to start, then maybe this article will be helpful to you. Establishing any type of online payments, donations or ordering system can be a daunting task even for a professional web designer. There are multiple layers that have to be in place for everything to work properly and securely. So I want to give a general overview of what is typically needed and also introduce two of our Partners, Halopays and Bluefire DonationsSystem, that are really trying to help Christian organizations get started with the right tools at the right...
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6 Reasons for A ‘Web First’ Church Influence Strategy

6 Reasons for A ‘Web First’ Church Influence Strategy
What Is A Church Influence Strategy? It is Great Commission thinking. It is about being strategic to increase the influence of your church in the world. In a day where Christianity seems to be dwindling in the market place — Churches, Ministries and Non-profits alike would greatly benefit by developing a ‘Web First’ influence strategy. Here are six very good reasons why: 1. First Time Guests First visits happen online. There was a time when first time guests pulled into your parking lot, entered your Welcome Center and was greeted by a smiling face and friendly hello. Today, it is...
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Content Is King, Design Is Queen, Navigation Is Everything

Content Is King, Design Is Queen, Navigation Is Everything
Every heard the phrase, “Content is King”? Well it is, so if you do not have the right content your web presence will not matter much. Here are two posts that talk about what content a church should have on their web site: #1 Reason for A Church Web Site? Visitors! Why Your Church Needs A Website Visual Design is Queen! You may have all the right content in place but if you do not have an inviting and attractive visual design people may not stay around long enough to appreciate your content. The challenge of the web is that it is constantly changing. What was the perfect design for your...
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Video Can Be Your Most Powerful Voice

Video Can Be Your Most Powerful Voice
My son, Matthew, is 17 years old. He is a budding musician who sings, plays guitar and Banjo. Eight months ago he started creating videos for himself, doing covers of songs and uploading them to Youtube for family and friends. Without any fanfare or promotion other than a post here and there on Facebook, he now has 2200 views! That equals 3-4 videos views every day for 8 months without even trying! (Check out his channel > http://www.youtube.com/BackRoadKid) People Are Watching Everywhere People are watching on desktops, laptops, tablets, TV and phones. What an opportunity to share the Gospel with...
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