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Get This Unusual Christmas Gift that Will Actually Matter

Written by Paul Steinbrueck

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Christmas is fast approaching. If your head is spinning with gift shopping and requests for give ideas from family members, let me suggest a gift idea you may not have thought of that will be more meaningful than 99% of the gifts you give or get this year.

I have been blessed with a big, generous family. This time of year, my wonderful family repeatedly asks me for a list of gift ideas. Most years I have a difficult time coming up with anything I want.

I don’t care about fashion or clothes. I usually don’t want the coolest new tech gadgets. I’m not a tool guy. I don’t want movies or music. I don’t collect anything. I’m just content with what I have.

Material things don’t bring happiness anyway, right?

If you find yourself in this situation, let me suggest an “outside the box” gift idea…

Get a gift that will advance your ministry

God has created each of us with a passion for something Kingdom-related. Maybe yours is evangelism or discipleship, maybe it’s teaching children or teens, maybe it’s music or writing.

Every ministry involves connecting with people. A website is one of the best ways to connect with people. So…

Why not request or give yourself a new website, a new website feature, an upgrade or search marketing will help to advanced your ministry?

This may sound like a strange gift, but think about it… A year from now, are you going to remember a box of chocolate, a new shirt or a power tool? Or will you remember the 10, 100, or 1,000 people you were able to minister to because they connected with you online?

A better website is not just a great gift idea for yourself, but also for others.

  • Do you have a family member or friend who is an aspiring musician, writer, artist or crafts-person who could be a blessing to more people if he or she were able to share their gift with others?
  • Do you have a family member or friend who is pastor of a small church that has no website or a poor website that is holding them back?

Here’s an opportunity to bless them with something much more meaningful than a new coffee maker, scented lotion or a screwdriver set. Here’ are…

4 Website Gift Ideas

1) New Website. For a church or ministry that has no website (or a poor one), you can build a church website (or a ministry website) with our WP-EZ Website Builder and cover the hosting for a year for about $100. Order by December 31 and we’ll give you HALF OFF your order!  Or have our team custom design an amazing website for you!

2) WP-EZ 2.0 Website. If you build your website with our WP-EZ website builder more than 5 years ago, you did it with the original WP-EZ 1.0. WP-EZ 2.0 has 3 big improvements – better themes, pre-built page templates, and a drag-and-drop editor (read more details). You can migrate to 2.0 yourself at no cost (here’s a tutorial). Or you could request/give the the gift of having our team do it for you. How to Get Your Website Migrated to WP-EZ 2.0 For You

3) Completed Website. Are you one of the many people who started building your website but hasn’t finished? Do you still have sample content or stock images on your website? Our team can finish your website for you, and we can probably do it a lot faster and more affordably than you think. See Create Your Website Faster!

4) More Visitors.  A lot of people think just because they build a website people will find it. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way. If you have a website, but are not getting the visitors you want, do your church, ministry or business a favor and invest in search engine optimization.

Why blow money on a gift that will be soon forgotten when you could give a website gift that will advance the Kingdom of God?

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  • Are you considering a website gift for yourself or someone else this year? If so, what?
  • Do you have other gift ideas that have a Kingdom impact?

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    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.