May 21, 2008
Posted on: 05/02/2008 by Daryl McMullen
“And this Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.”
Matthew 24:14 (NKJV)
There is a pervasive stereotype in the world today that boils church down to pews, dusty hymnals and counting the minutes until closing prayer. And while we haven’t done a good job in the past to change this, there is a movement in churches today toward cultural relevance. You see it in the physical buildings, in the way people are connecting to the Church, and in the use of nontraditional service elements such as contemporary music, movie and television clips, stage sets, dramatic presentations, and created media. But nowhere is there greater potential for advancement than in the use of the Internet to develop community and expand the reach of the church. Read More…..
May 16, 2008
Although very few churches can afford to have a digerati team support their internet presence, most all can put up and maintain a web site online. With some direction, every church can develop an internet strategy for beginning web-based ministry. Here’s a book for newbies.
Web-Empower Your Church: Unleashing the Power of the Internet for Ministry
Author: Mark M. Stephenson, Director of The Web-Empowered Church
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Summary: Harness the power of the internet for Jesus. The internet is opening up new possibilities for all aspects of church ministry, from daily administrative tasks to worldwide evangelism and discipleship.
This book is about web-empowering your church ministries. Learn the practical steps, techniques, and ideas needed to develop an excellent and effective web ministry that increases your efficiency and effectiveness.
Mark Stephenson, Director of CyberMinistry and Technology at Ginghamsburg Church, shares his experiences with starting and now leading a large and active church web ministry. Ginghamsburg’s website is now over 4000 pages in size, and averages over one new visit every half minute, 24/7.
Whether your church has a website or not, this book will help you grow you internet ministry and take the next step to fully web-empower your church ministries.