OurChurch.Com Webmaster Newsletter
April 2010

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"Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were firm in their decision that they would not worship anyone or anything else other than God Almighty. What about you?" - jeremiah7  

How passionate are you about sharing the gospel online?

Extremely passionate!
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Somewhat passionate.
I think it`s great, but it`s just not my thing.
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Do you have a clear explanation of the gospel on your site? If not, add one. You never know who God may bring to your site.

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Therefore, Go... Online

Hello OurChurch.Com Webmaster,

"Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you."

These are Jesus words recorded in Matthew 28:19-20, also known as the Great Commission.

Now day's it's possible to go and make disciples of all nations from your computer or even your cell phone. It's called Internet evangelism, and it's something we're very passionate about here at OurChurch.Com.

In this month's newsletter we highlight what we're doing to help you and your organization share the gospel online. See what we're doing next month to help bloggers. Plus we've got an inspring video, a new template, and another coupon. Have at it!

In His Service,
Paul Steinbrueck, CEO


1) 20 Ways to Share Your Faith Online
2) 7 Ways OurChurch.Com Can Help You Go Green
3) Blog Update: Would You Like to Succeed by Becoming a Great Blogger?
4) Congrats $100 Bonefish Gift Card Winner
5) Inspiring Video: The Sky Angel Cowboy
6) New Biker Template + More Editable Templates
7) New Coupon - Only Available in This Newsletter

The explosion in popularity of social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter have led to tons of new, creative ways for Christians to build relationships and share their faith with people online.

Every week day in April we've had a different blogger share and discuss one creative Internet evangelism idea as a part of a series called 20 Ways to Share Your Faith Online. If you have an interest in sharing your faith online and are looking for some creative ways to do it, this series is perfect for you.

Happy Earth Day! While environmentalism is often associated with the political left, care for God’s creation has become a mainstream issue important to Christians all over the political spectrum. According to Catalyst Leadership Digital Magazine:

“90% of evangelicals (as well as 62% of mainline Protestants and 52% of Catholics) would like to see fellow Christians take a more active role in caring for creation in a biblical way.”

“45% of evangelicals report making environmentally conscious life-style changes in the past year.”

With that in mind, here are 7 ways OurChurch.Com can help your organization take better care of God’s creation.

Would You Like to Succeed by Becoming a Great Blogger?

I believe blogging is one of the best avenues to achieve success.

Whether your dream is to lead a great church, build a great company, bring lots of people to faith in Christ, fight an injustice, or anything else, blogging can help you accomplish that. In fact, you’re probably already reading the blog of someone you admire because they’re successful at something similar to your dream.

I want to become a better blogger, and I want to help you become a better blogger, whether you’ve got years of experience or are just thinking about starting your first blog.

Let me explain how we can do this together.  More...

Other recent blog articles:

For the last month we've been doing a survey to update our demographics information and gain vital feedback concerning our services. Thanks to all of you who completed the survey!

Today we'd like to congratulate Mary Augustine of Immanuel United Church of Christ in Bartlett, IL who has won the second $100 Bonefish gift card. Woohoo!

We'd also like to remind those of you who have free sites and have not completed the survey that as described in the survey announcement you will be required to complete the survey the next time you login to update your website.

12 year old Logan Henderson called into a Christian radio station and told an insightful, emotional story about the sacrifice God made for us. Watch the video & consider embedding it in your site.

Add this code to your site:

Biker churches and biker ministries are revving up everywhere these days. This month we've added a new biker template to serve these ministries. Plus now just about all our other NE1 templates are editable.

biker template
See the other editable templates in our forums.

Click on the coupon below to "claim" it. After claiming the coupon, it will appear in the order form for all of your OCC websites until it expires. It can be used once per site. If you have any problems clicking on the coupon, you can also claim it by going to your order form and entering coupon code iem.

That'll do it for this issue. Thanks for hosting your website at OurChurch.Com. Please post comments and questions concerning this newsletter in our forums.


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