Tuesday, August 14, 2007

New website

Well, not quite yet, but I'm thinking about changing the look of our church site. I thought I'd open this up for people to comment on what they'd like to see in a church website. You can look at our current website by going to www.oakvilleag.org. We will be exploring some different companies for hosting and trying to find the right fit for our ministry. Certain things are obvious, like announcements or driving directions, but I don't want our site to be just a glorified bulletin (Sephie already does a great job with that). Here are a few of my ideas:

  • Links to church member's sites
  • Pastor blogs
  • Online church directory
  • Church "classifieds"
  • Social networking
  • News Feeds
  • Local weather updates
  • Community events
  • Sermon audio (and someday video)
  • Video announcements
  • Highlighted member profiles
  • Groups for different ministries
  • "Help wanted" section
  • Ministry details
  • Event pictures
  • Message boards for members
  • Online devotions
  • Online Accountability
  • Prayer Request Board
  • Praise Report Board
  • Links to other websites
Well, that's my short list, let's see what you come up with.

Update: To see how the new site might look eventually, click here.

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