OurChurch.Com Webmaster Newsletter
February 2011

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"Please, read what wonderful things God has done in my life, in a very short time period... Jan 13th, 2011, I was diagnosed with skin cancer and operated on then and there. That same day lumps in one breast were observed..." - ferryman  

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Faith Bible Church

Faith Bible Church, located in Libby, Montana, is a “Christ-centered, Bible-teaching church whose mission is exalting Jesus Christ, evangelizing and discipling people in service for Him, and connecting with each other.” They were fortunate enough to be a winner in one of our contests called the “Extreme Makeover OCC Edition.” As the winner of this contest, they received a Custom Header for the template of their choice. They chose to go with a Flash header with rotating images and animated text.

Simple, Beautiful, Remarkable Web Design

Hello OurChurch.Com Webmaster,

With Valentine's Day just a few days past, 'tis the season of love. Since we are obsessed with websites, we have to ask...

Can you say, "I <3 my website?"

We hope your answer is either, "Yes!" or "Not yet, but I'm working on it."

February is Website Design Month at OurChurch.Com. Our focus all month is to highlight the importance of having a Simple, Beautiful, Remarkable design for your website and providing the tools, insight, and services to help you improve the design of your site.

Check out all the good stuff in this month's newsletter that can help you improve the design of your site.

In His Service,
Paul Steinbrueck, CEO
OurChurch.Com


IN THIS ISSUE

1) Save on NE1 Customization Services
2) Get A Custom Website Your People Can Get Excited About!
3) Blog: Creating a Jesus Revolution with Social Media
4) New Searchable NE1 Template Gallery
5) Funny Video: LiveChurch.tv Pastor Interviews Satan
6) Bye, Bye, Beacon. Hello New Ad Layout
7) Win $50 in the Bug of the Month Contest


1) SAVE ON NE1 CUSTOMIZATION SERVICES
72% of you who responded to this month's webmaster survey so far indicated improving the design of your website is a high or very high priority. If you've created and manage your website with our NE1 Web Builder, we want to help you do that. This month only save $25 on the Template Personalization Service or $50 on a custom header or custom template. Learn more about these services including before & after screenshots and then order your customization service.

2) GET A CUSTOM WEBSITE YOUR PEOPLE CAN GET EXCITED ABOUT!
Let me tell you 3 truths about websites. First, most people check out a church's website before they visit the church (same is true for a school, ministry, or business.) Second, the most effective marketing is word of mouth, that is satisfied customers (or church members, parents, etc) telling their friends. Third, if your website is ugly, your satisfied customers won't share it with their friends, their friends won't see the website, and their friends won't visit your church, school, ministry, or business.

How is your website looking these days? If you're answer is "It's OK" or "It's not that bad" that's not good. When was the last time you recommended a movie or a restaurant that was "not that bad?" People only tell their friends about the things they're really excited about, so give them a website they can get excited about. OurChurch.Com can provide you with a remarkable custom website at a remarkable price. Schedule a free, no-obligation phone consultation today.


Creating a Jesus Revolution with Social Media

“The use of social media is credited with energizing the revolution in Egypt. What does that say about the potential of social media to create a revolution for Jesus in your community, one that leads to transformed lives? And what does is teach us about using social media for outreach locally and internationally?”

Those are the questions posed to Jeff Gibson, Brandon Cox, and Chris Forbes in a panel-discussion-styled blog post titled Creating a Jesus Revolution with Social Media on Pastors.com

They’re great questions and Jeff, Brandon, and Chris provide some great insight. Unfortunately, pastors.com doesn’t facilitate discussion and comments, so here we are… let’s discuss.  More...

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4) NEW SEARCHABLE NE1 TEMPLATE GALLERY
We've made it easier than ever to find the perfect template for your NE1 website. Now you can search through the 180 available templates by category, color, keywords, menu position, and number of columns. To check out the new search features, go to your NE1 Admin area, click the "Layout Design" tab, and the Import Template option.

5) FUNNY VIDEO: LIFECHURCH.TV PASTOR INTERVIEWS SATAN
It's like Jay Leno meets The Screwtape Letters when Craig Groeschel interviews Satan about his strategies for creating division within the church in this funny yet insightful video.


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6) BYE, BYE BEACON. HELLO NEW AD LAYOUT
It took a little longer than expected, but today we finally pulled the plug on our old Beacon web builder. All Beacon sites with a paid hosting package were migrate to NE1, and all free Beacon sites were replaced with a page stating the site is no longer available. Additionally, NE1 users that have ads on their sites will notice we've redesigned the layout of the ads and updated the OCC logo. If you've got any questions, or your Beacon site didn't get migrated before Beacon was shut down, contact our support team and they'd be happy to help you.

7) WIN $50 THE BUG OF THE MONTH CONTEST
To make everyone's experience on the OurChurch.Com website even better, we've giving away $50 every month to someone who reports a misspelling, grammatical error, dead link, or other problem in our monthly Bug of the Month contest. Each bug you report will give you an entry into a monthly drawing we'll do for $50 towards OCC services. The more bugs you report, the better your chances to win.


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