United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity

I’m sure you’ve had the experience within the course of a normal conversation, when you stumble across something profound and unexpected. This happened to me as I was in the process of writing my first book United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity. I was already underway in the writing process, so I clearly believed in the importance of diversity and had been moved by what I saw on the subject in God’s word. My wonderful friends at Moody Publishing …

Web Stuff Wednesdays

THE “FLOORPLAN” OF A CHURCH WEBSITE Greetings and salutations from your friends at Church Plant Media. As we’ve shared previously, we are taking some time to expand on the concepts that we outlined in our post; A Church Website = an Online Building. We have been encouraging churches to think about their websites using these 5 “building” concepts: Cornerstone, Foundation, Floorplan, Exterior, and Entrance. Today, we will be considering the Floorplan. Here is how we defined the Floorplan of a church website: …

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Web Stuff Wednesdays

THE “FOUNDATION” OF A CHURCH WEBSITE Hello again from your friends at Church Plant Media. We are glad to be with you again to further unpack the thoughts that we shared in our post A Church Website = an Online Building. As previously mentioned, to understand the form and function of a church website, it is helpful to define these 5 items: Cornerstone, Foundation, Floorplan, Exterior, and Entrance. Today, we will discuss the Foundation. Here is how we defined the …

Web Stuff Wednesdays

THE “CORNERSTONE” OF A CHURCH WEBSITE Grace and peace to you from Church Plant Media. A few months ago we shared some thoughts here about how A Church Website = an Online Building. In that post we encouraged people to consider how certain aspects of a brick-and-mortar meeting space can help people understand the form and function of a church website. To illustrate our point we described 5 items that make up every building: Cornerstone, Foundation, Floorplan, Exterior, and Entrance. For the next few installments …

Web Stuff Wednesdays

CHURCH PLANT MEDIA ~ A LA CARTE Happy New Year from your friends at Church Plant Media! Now that we are several days into 2014, we wanted to take a brief look back at some posts from 2013. We also wanted to ask you, the readers of Challies Dot Com: how can we serve you in this New Year? What topics would you like us to cover in future “Web Stuff Wednesdays” posts and what questions do you have about …

Web Stuff Wednesdays

USING THE WWW FOR WINTER WEATHER WARNING Christmas greetings from your friends at Church Plant Media! Before our various holiday celebrations, we wanted to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Due to all the recent snowfall across North America, Tim has asked us to help you put together an inclement weather strategy for your church. A few of our team members live in the Northeast, so we have some first-hand experience with this topic. So if your leadership team has been wondering how …

A New Monergism.com

After a year-long project, it is our delight to unveil to you our newest iteration (or upgrade) of Monergism.com. We have thankfully, with no small effort, reached our goal of making significant user-friendly technological improvements to the website which, we know, will greatly benefit you and Christians around the world. During this time, many of you have stood along side us – making this ministry possible by upholding us in your prayers and your financial contributions. Monergism.com began 14 years …

Web Stuff Wednesdays

HOW TO SHARE THE GOSPEL ON YOUR WEBSITE Hello again from your friends at Church Plant Media. We’re here with a few more ideas for your church website content. With Advent upon us and Christmas quickly approaching, we wanted to encourage our brothers and sisters in Christ to share the gospel online. As we all know, this is the time of year when people are the most likely to attend your church service and visit your church website. In his book, Gospel Deeps: Reveling in the Excellencies of Jesus, …

Web Stuff Wednesdays

HOW TO KEEP CHURCH WEBSITE CONTENT FRESH Greetings from your good friends at Church Plant Media. We’re back with more thoughts about church website content. For this installment we will be answering one of the questions that Brett shared via a comment on our introductory post. He asked the following: What’s the best way to keep site content up-to-date and fresh with limited time, resources, and staff/volunteers? Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the USA and many families are getting ready …

Web Stuff Wednesdays

Whosoever Will May Read Your Content Hello again from your good friends over at Church Plant Media. We’re here again with another installment of church webology. This time around we will be answering two of the commenters who posted questions to us via our introductory post in September. Dan Alger commented, asking the following: Do you think it is best to have a website that contains LOTS of information (long history of the church, long doctrinal statements, blogs, resources, worship explanations, etc. etc. etc.) …