Future of the Sermon Manager plugin (Roadmap Inside)

Well, it's been around 3 months since we took over WP for Church and wow has it been an amazing journey so far. Here are just some things we were able to accomplish (praise God):Launch several new versions of the Sermon Manager addressing much needed bug requests and issues Respond to around 100 support requests Revamp and re-launch WP for Church with a brand new website and logo Release of an amazing new theme...

Using your church website to grow your Children’s Ministry

Minimalism is so in right now.  Designers the world over are agreeing that less is definitely more, and we’re seeing clean, scaled back designs everywhere, from websites to business cards to wedding invites.  We’re getting rid of the clutter and bringing things back to their beautiful basics.Even in the way we write; blogs are shorter, webpages have less words on them, it’s all about capturing someone’s interest using a few, carefully chosen sentences.  And this...

Five heartfelt, yet affordable, gifts for church volunteers

If your church is anything like mine, you cherish your volunteers.  Without these faithful servants who sacrifice their time and energy for the cause of Christ, our churches couldn’t come close to achieving all we’ve seen this year.  If you’re a volunteer at your church - we thank God for you!More and more churches are taking up the fantastic initiative of Volunteer Appreciation Evenings - nights dedicated to thanking, honouring, and spoiling our volunteers with...

Your Event Design Checklist

Christmas is coming! Which means so is all the crazy that comes with Christmas events, outreach nights, carols services, gingerbread evenings, holiday clubs, Christmas services, festivals, dinners, parties and everything else we’ve grown to expect from churches at Christmas time.All these great events need to be promoted, both to your church and your community, so visually appealing and engaging design is key to making sure your events are noticed. A wide array of promotional material...

Church Websites Part #1 – Know Your Audience (and how to engage them)

The internet has varying ideas as to how long the average user remains on a website. Some studies tell us that the majority of web users only stay browsing a website for 15 seconds unless something captures their attention. Other studies are a little more generous, bumping up user engagement length to 59 seconds. This article claims you only have 10 precious seconds to capture your user’s interest before they move onto another website.We may...

Church Websites Part #2 – Sustainability (setting realistic goals)

Hopefully you've already had a chance to read through Part #1 of this series.  If you weren’t already, we hope that by now you’re absolutely convinced of your church’s need to not simply have an active website, but a website that strategically caters to the specific audiences who visit your site. A website that gives relevant, clear, uncluttered, accessible information in the hope that many will join your church community. Sounds exciting, right? But the...

Taking Head Shots for your Staff Webpage

We think it’s a great idea to have a page on your church website dedicated to introducing your staff and/or church leaders. In fact, we think it’s so important that we wrote a two-part blog about it here. But, as we know all too well here at Gospel Powered, images can make or break a website. Bad photos can make an average website look terrible, and brilliant photos can make a simple website look stunning.But...

Church Websites Part #3 – A Framework (putting all your content together!)

We’ve done lots of thinking about who our website is for, and what we want to include on our website. Now it’s time to think about where it’s all going to go. At the start of this training guide, we began by saying that easy navigation is one of the key reasons people stay on a website. If it’s hard for the user to find what they’re looking for or navigate their way around, they’re...

Giving made easy — Tithe.ly Review

Jesus tells us in his Word that giving is a joy — that we should do it cheerfully (2 Corinthians 9:7), that to give is a blessing (Acts 20:35) and that we should give in the same way in which we have received from God (Matthew 10:8). Giving is a good thing. The very fact that we can give is a gift from God. So this week, we want to showcase an organisation who is making it just...

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