Archive for online sermons

Site Content and Features

What to Include: Site Content and Features

Here are some examples are for a congregational site, but they may be adapted for other agencies:

 

• The full name, location, mailing address and phone number for your congregation. Make this prominent on the home page and available or easily accessible through a “Contact Us” link on every page

• E-mail link to the pastor, or some responsible congregation staff member or leader, as well as the Web steward

• A link or button to the ELCA home page: http://www.elca.org

• Use dynamic content, such as the ELCA Web feeds, to place regularly changing news headlines, prayers, and bible verses on your site. This is fresh content, you don’t have to maintain! (http://www.elca.org/webfeeds/)

• Augsburg Fortress also provides instant Web page panels and RSS (content syndication) feeds, including a Bible Verse of the Day and Festivals and Commemorations at http://www.augsburgfortress.org/rss/

• Prominent, easy to read worship schedule

• A calendar or weekly event listing – a helpful reference for members and a window into congregational life for visitors

• Features that welcome visitors to the congregation (area map, driving directions, photo of the church, building map, frequently asked questions, nursery information, links to information about the community)

• Features that are evangelistic (devotional materials, prayer request section, messages connecting faith to daily life).

• Descriptions of your ministries with contact information for team leaders

• Staff and volunteer leader profiles and a description of whom to go to for what

• Congregational directory, in a password protected area

• Forms to collect data to support the congregational program and member needs: time and talent survey, professional services directory, Sunday school and vacation Bible school registration forms

• Audio or video clips of sermons or transcripts, previews of upcoming sermon topics.

Affordable and Simple

Simple  and  Affordable

Create web pages, capture news, post sermons online, offer podcasts, and blog online. Our services are perfect for churches who want to reach people using all means available for generations to come.

Friendly and Flexible

Enjoy warm smiles and helping hands from real people. We’re friendly, easily accessible (in person), and invested in making this the best solution for you.

Low Cost

Save thousands in setup and design fees. We’ve been around a long time; we know how to keep costs down. The more churches that participate, means reduced overhead for everyone!

Setup

Getting setup online is fast and easy. We make it simple so your church can focus on other things you’re called to do. 

Ease of Use 

Access the site from anywhere in the world, instantly making changes live. From the mission field in South America to the coffee shop down the street, you can reach people in real time. 

Current

Choose from all the latest  tools: blogs, photo galleries, audio sermons, podcasts and many, many more. As technology advances, so does your website; but simply and affordably. 

Attractive

Choose the look of your site and integrate it with the message of your church. You get endless design choices and color combinations to create the look and functionality you need.