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  • The resources that we will talk about tonight might be new to some of you. Some of them will be familiar, but the key is to use these resources in creative ways. When Jesus was here on Earth, he went where the people were, and today the people are on the Internet.
  • Adventistchurchconnect.com
  • Point trafficOnline Home, front door
  • More conversationalAllow for commentsBlogs are great for ministriesA good way for pastor to connect with their congregation
  • Good Blog examples:
  • Don’t have to archive all sermons/programsFile types
  • Can’t afford video? Check out Adventist Channel on Youtube. Weekly devotionalPoll after this slide about social media
  • Jesus went where the people went
  • Make a pageUsing your personal page as an outreach, build relationships
  • Not freeGood investmentgo
  • Big Church/Small Church
  • People are busyAlmost any website can generate an rss feedDeliver contentControl to the user


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  • 4. 10 Ways to Use the Internet to Reach Your Community
    Hosted by
    Geoff Blake
    Associate Pastor, Paradise Valley Adventist Church
  • 5. Helpful Hints for Participants
    If the audio on your computer is not clear, call the telephone number in your confirmation email.
  • 6. Helpful Hints for Participants
    Participate by typing your questions into the webinar tool box.
    Questions will be answered during Q&A time at the end of our webinar.
  • 7. Helpful Hints for Participants
    Share what is happening in your church by completing the polls that will be taken during our webinar.
    Use the webinar tool to respond when prompted.
  • 8. Helpful Hints for Participants
    Stay online following this presentation for live question and answer time with
    Lindsay Peterson.
    Type your questions into your toolbar throughout the webinar.
  • 9. Helpful Hints for Participants
    This presentation is being recorded. The PowerPoint presentation, video, and resources from tonight’s webinar will be available online at http://webinars.adventsource.org in 48 hours.
  • 10. Follow Us On Facebook
    To become a fan of Growing Churches on Facebook, log into your Facebook account and type “Growing Churches Webinar” into the search bar.
    Select the “Discussions” tab to join the conversation about this webinar.
  • 11. Webinar Overview
    Introduction of Presenter & Subject
    Presentation by Lindsay Peterson
    Recommended Resources
    Q & A Time
    Upcoming Webinar
    Chat with the Presenter
  • 12.
  • 13. 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.
  • 14. Jesus said……
  • 15. Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. Mark 16:15
  • 16. 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. 
  • 17. What Should Be On The Website?
    • Easy-to-use navigation
    • 18. Attractive Design
    • 19. Communication
    • 20. Interactivity
  • Good Examples
  • 21. Blog
  • 22. What Do I Do With A Blog?
  • 23. Blogs are available from these sources:
  • 24. Video
    People love a visual experience. Video gives a personal and visual touch.
  • 25. WMA, FLV, and AVI, Oh My!
  • 26. Resources
  • Facebook
    Giving people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.
  • 31. Groups vs. Pages
    • Pages are for organizations
    • 32. 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
  • 33. What Do You Do With A Twitter Account?
    • Promote Events
    • 34. 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.
  • 37. Interactive Church
    • Create badges
    • 38. At the very least have your church listed
    • 39. Open doors
  • Webinars/Webcasting
    It is short for Web-based seminar, is a presentation, lecture, workshop or seminar transmitted over the Internet.
  • 40. Grow Church Online
    • Prayer meeting online
    • 41. Bible Study
    • 42. Baptismal Classes
  • Email Newsletter
    Reduce your church printing budget by updating members through their email.
  • 43. Benefits of Email Newsletter
    • Reduce printing costs
    • 44. Members receive message sooner
    • 45. Stay connected
    • 46. Less management needed
    • 47. Shorter lead times
  • Show examples within email
  • 48. RSS Feeds
    Really Simple Syndication allows users to subscribe and read when it is convenient to them.
  • 49. Creating A Feed
    Church website
  • 50. Google Applications
    Powerful, intuitive applications like Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Docs can help reduce your costs and help people collaborate more effectively.
  • 51. Available Applications
    Email Addresses
    All available @ google.com/services
    Webmaster Tools
    Site Search
  • 52. Proving Online Ministry Is Worth It!
    Google Analytics – google.com/services
  • Bible Verse and Closing Thought
  • 55. Resources
    Quick Start Guide to Tech Ministry
    Available from AdventSource at www.adventsource.org or 800-328-0525
  • 56. Resources
    Quick Start Guide to Communications
    Available from AdventSource at www.adventsource.org or 800-328-0525
  • 57. Resources
    The Blogging Church
    Available from AdventSource at www.adventsource.org or 800-328-0525
  • 58. Resources
    Sign your church up for a free website at http://adventistchurchconnect.com
  • 59. Connect with Lindsay
    Facebook – facebook.com/lindsayjoyp
    Twitter – twitter.com/lindsayjoyp
    Wordpress – lindsayoutlook.wordpress.com
  • 60. Resources
    Download the PowerPoint presentation and video from tonight’s webinar in 48 hours at http://webinars.adventsource.org
  • 61. Email Newsletters
    Sign up for email updates about upcoming webinars and other email newsletters for your ministry at http://newsletters.adventsource.org
  • 62. Q & A with Lindsay
  • 63. Thanks to AdventSourcefor sponsoring the Growing Churches webinar series
  • 64.
  • 65. Stay Online for Open Chatwith Lindsay