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Catalyst Participants – Follow us on Twitter & Facebook for Bonefish Gift Cards #cat09

OurChurch.Com will be an exhibitor at the Catalyst Conference this week in Atlanta Wednesday through Friday. If you’ll be at Catalyst, follow us on Twitter and Facebook. We will be giving away 8 Bonefish/Outback gift cards during the conference.

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Workshop Notes: Web Tools for More Effective School Communication

Workshop Notes: Web Tools for More Effective School Communication

Friday morning I had the opportunity to lead a workshop at the Lutheran Educators’ Conference in Daytona Beach titled “Web Tools for More Effective School Communication.”  I really enjoyed the chance to speak to the room full of teachers and school staff, and I hope I was able to spur them on towards making better […]

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What’s your popcorn?

As I look around the exhibitors area at the FL/GA Lutheran Educators conference, almost every exhibitor has a bowl of candy on their table, usually peppermints, chocolate kisses, peanut butter cups, or some assortment.  The theory is that people will see the candy, stop at the exhibit to take a piece, and then learn about […]

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2009 FL/GA Lutheran Educators Conference

Tomorrow Mark, Kurt, and I are heading across the state to Daytona Beach for the 2009 Florida/Georgia (District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod) Educator’s Conference. (Whew, glad I didn’t have to create letterhead for that). OurChurch.Com will have an exhibitor’s booth there.  Tomorrow Kurt Steinbrueck, my bro and our Director of Search Marketing, will […]

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Blogging, Twittering from the Florida UMC Conference

Mark and I will be representing OurChurch.Com as exhibitors at the Florida United Methodist Conference in Daytona Beach this Wed and Fri. We’ll also be blogging and Twittering from the conference using the #flumc hashtag.

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Controlling the Uncontrollable – Managing User Created Content

Controlling the Uncontrollable – Managing User Created Content

One of the biggest fears any website owner has about the new interactive website features is loosing control of the content of their website. This is especially true for churches. These fears are understandable and can cause the leadership of a church to decide not to have an interactive website and just stick with the static, well-controlled website they have. But I think that would be a mistake. Here’s why…

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How Do You Shape The Interactions On Your Website?

  While discussing interactive church websites at the Interactive Church Conference, one of the pastors in our group brought up the issue of how people interact online.  He was concerned that so much in our culture has become self-focused.  He said, “You choose what TV programs you want to watch, you choose what websites you […]

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Why Should Your Church Have An Interactive Website?

Why Should Your Church Have An Interactive Website?

The social web has taken off over the past couple of years. This is due to a change in the philosophy of how people think about websites. Web 2.0 and beyond is no longer about static pages and sharing information, but about interactive websites that facilitate sharing life. It’s about real life and real experiences. So, what can you do on your church website to allow people to share their lives and is your church website really the place for all this messy sharing?

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