OurChurch.Com Webmaster Newsletter
August 2011

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Second Presbyterian Church

Second Presbyterian Church in Louisville, KY recently contacted OurChurch.Com to utilize OCC's custom web site design services to redesign their existing web site built on the Joomla Content Management System. Second Presbyerian wanted a clean looking design that was visually appealing and most of all contained current information about their ministries. From the project, OCC created a compeltely custom website built on the Joomla interface that Second Presbyerian that contains up to date information on the events at their Church. Second Presbyerian really loves the new design!

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Hello OurChurch.Com Webmaster,

Have you seen those Discover Card commercials with Peggy, the bearded, Russian customer service rep who does everything he can to avoid helping anyone? They're kind of funny, but only because thereís an element of truth to them.

Youíve probably gotten the run around from a customer service rep yourself, maybe even by a website services company of some kind. You have a problem with your website and the hosting company says itís a problem with your website. The website design company says itís a problem with your domain name. The domain name company says itís a problem with the server. You donít care what the problem is; you just want someone to fix it.

We started OurChurch.Com almost 15 years ago because we believe in partnering with Christian organizations to provide solutions not avoid problems. We provide superior support because we want to see the Kingdom of God advanced through you. We provide just about every web service you could possibly need so you only have to contact one company when you have a problem or when you want to take your online communications to the next level.

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IN THIS ISSUE

1) New Gallery, Shop, Form Builder & More Coming
2) Blog: Are You a Communications Manager or a Communciations Leader?
3) Funny Video: Social Media: Don't Be That Church
4) Win $50 in the Bug of the Month Contest


1) NEW GALLERY, SHOP, FORM BUILDER & MORE COMING
How would you like to have a new photo gallery that's more attractive and easier to use? How about the ability to delegate updating parts of your site to others by setting up multiple administrators? How about a more powerful online image editor?

We're excited to tell you that all of those things plus a new shopping cart system, a form builder, and more are under development and will be launched over the next few months.


Are You a Communications Manager or a Communications Leader?

I talk with a lot of communications people who are frustrated because they know their organization could communicate much more effectively, but they just donít have the budget, tools, people, time or permission to do what they know needs to be done.

I believe a lot of that is because many of them are working as communications managers rather than communications leaders.

Whatís the difference between communications managers and communications leaders?  More...

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3) FUNNY VIDEO: SOCIAL MEDIA: DON'T BE THAT CHURCH
Check out this funny annimated video of a conversation between a communications person and her pastor who is, well, not quite ready to embrace social media.


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4) 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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