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American Bible Society Phases Out ForMinistry, Recommends OurChurch.Com

Written by Paul Steinbrueck

forministryAfter more than a decade of equipping churches for ministry online the American Bible Society has announced that it will be shutting down ForMinistry.com on October 31, 2013 and is recommending that organizations that have built their websites on its platform transition to OurChurch.Com.

In 1999, ForMinistry was started out of the American Bible Society’s vision to see the Word of God made available to every person. It enabled churches and ministries to create their own website with a free, easy-to-use web builder at a time when there were few website options available. But 14 years later, there are an abundance of website options available to Christian organizations and the American Bible Society has chosen to focus on efforts more closely related to distributing the Bible.

Kindred Spirit

By recommending OurChurch.Com, the American Bible Society is pointing its users to an organization that shares very similar beliefs, values and passions for helping Christian organizations.

OurChurch.Com was founded because of a passion to help Christian organizations achieve their mission online. We view ourselves as ministry partners with the organizations we serve. And like ForMinistry, we help Christian organizations create their own website with a free, easy-to-use web builder. (Though our array of services go beyond that to custom web design, web hosting, and search engine marketing).

Shared Faith and Peace of Mind 

While there are thousands of website service providers online, OurChurch.Com is unique in that we share the same faith in Christ as the ministries we serve, and we provide Christian churches, ministries, schools and businesses with the peace of mind that comes from working with an organization that has proven itself trustworthy and faithful for more than 16 years.

If you’re a ForMinistry user, we welcome you with open arms!

Not only will we make your transition as painless as possible, but we look forward to helping you reinvigorate your web presence with a new website and new tools that will help you achieve your mission online!  Start here!

If you’ve got any comments or questions about ForMinistry or OurChurch.Com, post them in a comment below.

About the author

Paul Steinbrueck

Paul Steinbrueck is co-founder and CEO of OurChurch.Com, husband, father of 3, blogger. You can follow him on Twitter at @PaulSteinbrueck and add him to your circles at Google+ as +Paul Steinbrueck.


  • For those who were with ForMinistry and are now seeking a new "place" I would like to "second" the recommendation of the American Bible Society. I have known the Ourchurch.com founders and their families for many years and I am pleased to say that they all walk-the-walk as well as talk-the-talk of their Christian faith. These men and their families are humble servants of Christ and also quite knowledgeable in their field. For the record, I do not work for the company nor am I gaining any benefit from this PSA other than hoping to help encourage you to take a look at Ourchurch.com. Thank you.

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