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Church like the NBA? - Webmaster News - Sept 2009

 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:59 pm    Post subject: Church like the NBA? - Webmaster News - Sept 2009 Reply with quote

View this newsletter in your browser:
http://www.ourchurch.com/news/webmaster-2009-09.php

Hello OurChurch.Com webmasters,

Ahhh, September. For many of us its been a month of restarting. Things picking back up after a bit of a lull in the summer. We gave the OurChurch.Com site a new look this month. How about you? Are you starting a new season of ministry? A new school year?

September is Back to School Month at OurChurch.Com. We've been featuring services and blog articles to help schools and teachers communicate more effectively.

But even if you're not associated with a school we've got some good stuff for you in this month's newsletter - a special on the Starter Hosting Package, new NE1 templates, and another funny video you can post on your site - What if Worship was like an NBA game? Enjoy!

In His Service,
Paul Steinbrueck
OurChurch.Com


IN THIS ISSUE
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1) OCC Hearts Schools
2) Only One Week Left to Save
3) Blog Update: How Our School's New Website Has Helped Us Grow
4) New Ideas and Suggestions Forum
5) Funny Video: What if Worship was like an NBA game?
6) More Editable Templates
7) New Coupon - Only Available in This Newsletter


1) OCC HEARTS SCHOOLS
If you're a teacher, principal, school administrator, parent or student, you're in luck! OurChurch.Com loves to help schools and teachers communicate more effectively. That's where our focus has been this month. Check out the Back to School Month announcement for more info on our website services for schools as well as tons of great ideas and helpful tips on how you can save time and money with your website and increase enrollment at your school.
http://www.ourchurch.com/news/news-2009-09-02.php

2) ONLY ONE WEEK LEFT TO SAVE
Have you got a free site at OurChurch.Com but would like to upgrade to get your own domain name, unlimited pages, and remove the ads? Great! Studies show that sites with their own domain name and sites without ads are taken much more seriously by visitors. This month only you can upgrade to the Starter Hosting Package and Ad-Free Option for only $98. That's a savings of $40.
http://www.ourchurch.com/edit/order2.php

3) BLOG UPDATE - HOW OUR SCHOOL'S NEW WEBSITE HAS HELPED US GROW
The following is a guest post by Jennifer Snow, Principal of Family of Christ Christian School in Tampa, FL.

Family of Christ Christian School has been utilizing our newly updated Website developed by OurChurch.Com for over a year. When prospective parents call to inquire about the school we refer to the website after answering their questions. By having the parents refer to the web they can view curriculum, handbook, paperwork and various school events prior to their actual visit. Family of Christ has personalized our website by showcasing pictures and videos of our students and families.

The Church sermons are also now posted on the web, allowing the congregation to listen to the weekly sermons throughout the week and our Pastor is even looking into starting a blog.

We have capitalized on the search engines that direct prospective families to our website when looking for a Lutheran Church or Christian School in the Tampa Bay area. I would highly recommend utilizing the search engines to the fullest to maximize your advertising potential as it has brought in several prospective families interested in our school.

http://blog.ourchurch.com/2009/09/23/school-new-website-helped-us-grow/

Other recent articles:

- Join the Trust Agents group blog project
http://blog.ourchurch.com/2009/09/22/join-the-trust-agents-group-blog-project/

- Workshop Notes: Using Google To Achieve Full Enrollment
http://blog.ourchurch.com/2009/09/21/workshop-notes-using-google-to-achieve-full-enrollment/

- Workshop Notes: Web Tools for More Effective School Communication
http://blog.ourchurch.com/2009/09/21/workshop-notes-web-tools-school-communication/

4) NEW IDEAS AND SUGGESTIONS FORUM
Got ideas for how we could improve our NE1 Web Builder? Are there a new features you'd like to see? Have you got any thoughts on how we could make our invoicing, ordering, or support better? Visit our new "Ideas and Suggestions Forum" and tell us about them!
http://forums.ourchurch.com/viewforum.php?f=21

5) FUNNY VIDEO - WHAT IF WORSHIP WAS LIKE AN NBA GAME?
This month's funny video asks that question. Check it out! Embed it in your site to give your visitors a good laugh.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piZq6aX4wDQ

6) FALL, SCHOOL, AND EDITABLE NE1 TEMPLATES
We've got 2 new NE1 templates we think you'll like. The Fall template is a simple and attractive template with beautiful fall colors. The School template is a great option for school or class sites. We've also made another 23 templates editable. That brings the total to more than 100 templates you can customize with your own colors and graphics. See this month's new additions in the forums.
http://forums.ourchurch.com/viewtopic.php?p=22791

7) NEW COUPON - ONLY AVAILABLE IN THIS NEWSLETTER
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 back2school.
http://www.ourchurch.com/edit/order2.php?couponClaim=Submit&couponCode=back2school

Thanks for hosting your website at OurChurch.Com. Post your comments and questions concerning this newsletter here in our forums.

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- Custom website designs - http://www.ourchurch.com/design/
- Marketing services - http://marketing.ourchurch.com
- Advertising - http://www.ourchurch.com/advertising/

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OVERHEARD...
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"How I met Jesus... I was a party boy and saloon patron extraordinaire. And some of the saloons I had been in were not for law abiding citizens..." - JMiller

Sound off on our message boards - http://forums.ourchurch.com/viewtopic.php?t=5902

NEWSLETTER POLL
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Do you have any connection with a school?

- Yes, I work for a school.
- Yes, I`m the parent of a student.
- Yes, I`m a student.
- Yes, some other connection.
- No.

Vote: http://www.ourchurch.com/edit/NE1survey4.php

NE1 TIP O' THE MONTH
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If you manage a school or class site, post on your website every communication you sent home with your students in paper form.

WEBSITE SPOTLIGHT: Family of Christ Church & School - Tampa, FL http://www.familyofchristtampa.com
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Family of Christ is a Lutheran Church, School, and Child Development Center located in north Tampa, FL. Last year Family of Christ asked OurChurch.Com to create a new custom website for them. The site is really three sites - one for the church, school, and CDC - plus a central homepage that leads to all three. Each site has its own unique design. The sites are full of features including a calendar, eNewsletter, media gallery, and online event registration. In yesterday's blog article, FOC's principal, Jennifer Snow, wrote about how the new website has had a big impact saving time and money and attracting new students.

AWARD-WINNING WEBSITES
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- First Mennonite Church - http://www.fmcprettyprairie.org/
- Circle G Tractor Sales, Inc. - http://www.circlegtractors.com/
- Conyers Church of God - http://www.conyerscog.org/
- Aspen Hill Quarters - http://www.aspenhillqtrs.com/

Info on PowerPoints Challenge - http://www.ourchurch.com/help/help-powerpoints.php
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