GRACECHURCHWEBSITE    December 2011
ABOUT ME Luis McRea
I was born here    Moved here    when I was 2Even at 2, I didn’t get why theycalled it the Garden State?
I Went to schoolhereAnd here!
Some of the things I enjoy
And I’ve beenwalking with Christfor a long time
But enough about me, letstalk websites!
Not just any websites…
Websites for His Kingdom!
Grace Church Is going togrowWe can’t afford to have apoor website hinder usNot in the year2012!!!
"Youve got to be verycareful if you dont knowwhere youregoing, because you mightnot get there."    -Yogi Berra
With that in mind, lets startat The End
What would the bestchurch website be like?
WORLDS MOST POPULARWEBSITES    Google    Facebook    YouTube    Yahoo    Baidu    Wikipedia    BlogSpot    Windows Live   ...
I’m willing to bet you’vevisited them sometimetoday
We need to make awebsite people want tovisit
MAKING THE BESTWEBSITE              • Easy to navigate   Inviting   • Photos, Graphics, Video              • Welcoming – J...
It cant just be a website!!!
OTHER COMPONENTS                                 PayPal Website          Facebook                                Donations...
Don’t forget!
The ultimate goal is tohave more people knowChrist!!
Want to hear some goodnews?
Work on the new site has alreadybegun!Weebly – Free online editor, dragand dropLow Cost Hosting and Domainmaintenance
WEEBLY DOMAINGraceparkave.org or Graceparkave.com  •   No setup whatsoever  •   10 email addresses  •   Visitors are forwa...
WEEBLY PROPassword-protected pagesRemove or Customize Weebly footer100 MB file uploadsAudio playerVideo player new!Embedde...
PAYPAL DONATIONSAccept donations made with credit cards, debit cards, andPayPal right away.No monthly, set-up, or cancella...
Current draft of Website:http://graceparkave.weebly.com/http://www.weebly.com/
Phones are designed forFACTS        1.   Texting             2.   Surfing Web             3.   Games             4.   Phon...
Don’t forget the mobileversionhttp://www.opera.com/developer/tools/mini/
Easy to update!http://www.weebly.com/
Lets talk numbers
Item            CostLuis            Free (not including food)Weebly Domain   39.95/ yearWeebly Pro      47.88/ yearPaypal ...
Next Steps…
PRIORITIZATION ANDPLANNING    1   Website    2   Website Updating    ?   Blog    ?   Facebook    ?   Email Newsletter    ?...
QUESTIONS?
OUR HOMEWORK...Check out other church websites, Good and BadSet priorities – Key dates
OUR HOMEWORK...Church WebsitesSome good ones:      http://www.dioceseofnewark.org/      http://www.intouch.org/      http:...
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  • They all share key attributes, the outcome: lots of visits
  • They all share key attributes, the outcome: lots of visits
  • They all share key attributes, the outcome: lots of visits
  • Website – Starting pointFacebook – interactive – needs carful moderation!!!!Blog – Connect with pastors and church leadersPay Pal- no offense but checks are dying bread! Email newsletter plug in new guest! Keep everyong informed- This is also a place too “hook” non regular memebers!
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    1. 1. GRACECHURCHWEBSITE December 2011
    2. 2. ABOUT ME Luis McRea
    3. 3. I was born here Moved here when I was 2Even at 2, I didn’t get why theycalled it the Garden State?
    4. 4. I Went to schoolhereAnd here!
    5. 5. Some of the things I enjoy
    6. 6. And I’ve beenwalking with Christfor a long time
    7. 7. But enough about me, letstalk websites!
    8. 8. Not just any websites…
    9. 9. Websites for His Kingdom!
    10. 10. Grace Church Is going togrowWe can’t afford to have apoor website hinder usNot in the year2012!!!
    11. 11. "Youve got to be verycareful if you dont knowwhere youregoing, because you mightnot get there." -Yogi Berra
    12. 12. With that in mind, lets startat The End
    13. 13. What would the bestchurch website be like?
    14. 14. WORLDS MOST POPULARWEBSITES Google Facebook YouTube Yahoo Baidu Wikipedia BlogSpot Windows Live Twitter Amazon
    15. 15. I’m willing to bet you’vevisited them sometimetoday
    16. 16. We need to make awebsite people want tovisit
    17. 17. MAKING THE BESTWEBSITE • Easy to navigate Inviting • Photos, Graphics, Video • Welcoming – Join us! • Service schedule, locationInformative • Events!!!! • Updated regularly • Facebook, Blogs, EmailInteractive • Contact Pastors, Vestry, Members
    18. 18. It cant just be a website!!!
    19. 19. OTHER COMPONENTS PayPal Website Facebook Donations Email Blog Newsletter
    20. 20. Don’t forget!
    21. 21. The ultimate goal is tohave more people knowChrist!!
    22. 22. Want to hear some goodnews?
    23. 23. Work on the new site has alreadybegun!Weebly – Free online editor, dragand dropLow Cost Hosting and Domainmaintenance
    24. 24. WEEBLY DOMAINGraceparkave.org or Graceparkave.com • No setup whatsoever • 10 email addresses • Visitors are forwarded to your new domain • Blogging, Weebly Site Creator, Hosting • Full ownership and DNS control
    25. 25. WEEBLY PROPassword-protected pagesRemove or Customize Weebly footer100 MB file uploadsAudio playerVideo player new!Embedded documents new!Premium Support
    26. 26. PAYPAL DONATIONSAccept donations made with credit cards, debit cards, andPayPal right away.No monthly, set-up, or cancellation fees. Only low transactionfees.Donors dont need a PayPal account to make their donations.
    27. 27. Current draft of Website:http://graceparkave.weebly.com/http://www.weebly.com/
    28. 28. Phones are designed forFACTS 1. Texting 2. Surfing Web 3. Games 4. Phone callsOKAY, SO MAYBEI MADE THEM UP
    29. 29. Don’t forget the mobileversionhttp://www.opera.com/developer/tools/mini/
    30. 30. Easy to update!http://www.weebly.com/
    31. 31. Lets talk numbers
    32. 32. Item CostLuis Free (not including food)Weebly Domain 39.95/ yearWeebly Pro 47.88/ yearPaypal Free
    33. 33. Next Steps…
    34. 34. PRIORITIZATION ANDPLANNING 1 Website 2 Website Updating ? Blog ? Facebook ? Email Newsletter ? PayPal Donations ? Other?
    35. 35. QUESTIONS?
    36. 36. OUR HOMEWORK...Check out other church websites, Good and BadSet priorities – Key dates
    37. 37. OUR HOMEWORK...Church WebsitesSome good ones: http://www.dioceseofnewark.org/ http://www.intouch.org/ http://www.journeymetro.com/ http://www.redeemer.com/Some not so good ones http://www.dokimos.org/home.html http://www.stmaryschigwell.co.uk/index.html
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