Heal Your Church WebSite


Teaching, rebuking, correcting & training in righteous web design.

August 25, 2008
by meandean
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Don’t turn your front page into a splash page

What does it profit your church or charity’s website to have the most beautiful web pages ever designed if it doesn’t convince people to visit your church, engage in your ministries, or at least inquire for more information? Today I ask that question of the Westwinds Community Church of Jackson, MI – based in part on some advice offered by Cynthia Ware in her post 4 Simple Steps to Improving Your Website.

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August 20, 2008
by meandean
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5 ways to save fuel and staff costs by screencasting webinars

One of the more painful big money issues facing churches and charities are upcoming energy costs that will consume more funds once allocated to other endeavors; while forcing some locations to have black-out dates to reduce the high cost of heating a facility during off-hours. Not to mention the rising costs to staff and laypersons to drive to said locations during the week. With such exorbitant expenses in mind, there are many online technologies now available to an ever growing bandwidth-enabled congregations that will allow them to save money by moving mid-week meetings and classes out of bricks-n-mortar places and into the web space. Continue reading

July 24, 2008
by meandean
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Facebook facelift – 5 things I like vs. 5 things I dislike

The new.facebook.com is out, and with it comes a cleaner and leaner interface that is not only more configurable, but addresses the growing needs of its of an audience that is stretching well past the niche of the college students. Here are 5 things I like, and 5 things I dislike about the upgrade based on what I see on my own Facebook page. Continue reading

July 10, 2008
by meandean
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Follow-up: bad church web design inspired by bad theology

Judging from the feedback on my last post – I’ve either let you down or built you up. To those who were critical, thank you for your honest comments in love. It is always welcome. To those who sent private form-feedback, I’m glad I was able to encourage you. To those confused – I think I need this follow-up post to clarify some points. Continue reading

June 23, 2008
by meandean
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If the Olympics are going mobile, then why not your Church Website?

On August 8th, the eyes of the entire world turn towards Beijing. Some on their TVs, others on their PC newly equipped with the Silverlight plugin. Then there will be those stuck in a line at the store or waiting at a restaurants who will be keeping up with the 2008 Summer Olympics via their mobile phone. Continue reading

June 6, 2008
by meandean
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How to lovingly respond to Christian spam

Who knew joining a new church or Bible study could be so dangerous? That was my thought at my last church after I mistakenly shared my email with other members of the Sunday morning Bible study – as no sooner than I had gotten home I began to receive emails about how Madalyn Murray O’Hair is conspiring with aliens from the grave to take images of the Cross off the airwaves. Continue reading

June 3, 2008
by meandean
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5 things we can learn from the Winston-Salem Hampton-Inn Toaster Czar

This weekend, I ran into an elderly gentleman whom appointed himself the ‘Toaster Czar’ in a fashion similar to the infamous ‘Soup Nazi’ of Jerry Seinfeld fame. I made the mistake leaving my bagel momentary unattended to go get coffee while trying to enjoy the complimentary breakfast at the Hampton Inn Winston-Salem-I-40/Hanes Mall. Here are 5 things your church and/or charity webmaster can learn from this experience: Continue reading