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10 Ways to Use the Internet to Reach Your Community Hosted by Geoff Blake Associate Pastor, Paradise Valley Adventist Church
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Our Webinar Presenter Lindsay Peterson is part of the Adventist Church Connect team supporting churches on their websites. She will complete her degree in marketing at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln in May 2011.
Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Mark 16:15
Websites Adventist Church Connects’goal is to encourage churches and schools in Bermuda, Canada, and the United States to use the Internet to reach their communities.
What Should Be On The Website?
Good Examples lafdenver.org Oucsda.org Edmondadventist.org Adventistfellowship.org
What Do I Do With A Blog?
Blogs are available from these sources:
Video People love a visual experience. Video gives a personal and visual touch.
WMA, FLV, and AVI, Oh My!
Embed video here
Facebook Giving people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.
Groups vs. Pages
Pages are for organizations
Groups are for several people with the same interest
Twitter Twitter is a real-time information network powered by people all around the world that lets you share and discover what’s happening now
What Do You Do With A Twitter Account?
Feedback – ask a question of the day
Easily Update FB & Twitter
Foursquare Foursquare is a mobile application that makes cities easier to use and more interesting to explore. It is a social city guide and a game that challenges users to experience new things.
At the very least have your church listed
Webinars/Webcasting It is short for Web-based seminar, is a presentation, lecture, workshop or seminar transmitted over the Internet.
Grow Church Online
Prayer meeting online
Email Newsletter Reduce your church printing budget by updating members through their email.
Benefits of Email Newsletter
Reduce printing costs
Members receive message sooner
Less management needed
Shorter lead times
Show examples within email
RSS Feeds Really Simple Syndication allows users to subscribe and read when it is convenient to them.
Creating A Feed Usatoday.com Church website Blogs Twitter Facebook
Google Applications Powerful, intuitive applications like Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Docs can help reduce your costs and help people collaborate more effectively.
Available Applications Email Addresses Chat Docs All available @ google.com/services Adwords Webmaster Tools Site Search Calendar
Proving Online Ministry Is Worth It! Google Analytics – google.com/services
Use it on
Bible Verse and Closing Thought
Resources Quick Start Guide to Tech Ministry Available from AdventSource at www.adventsource.org or 800-328-0525
Resources Quick Start Guide to Communications Available from AdventSource at www.adventsource.org or 800-328-0525
Resources The Blogging Church Available from AdventSource at www.adventsource.org or 800-328-0525
Resources Sign your church up for a free website at http://adventistchurchconnect.com