Many churches are just beginning to understand all that the web has to offer them. While not all churches have websites yet, those who do have presences on the web have encountered the sophisticated demands of today’s web surfer. This leads to many questions that need to be considered when putting a website together, including:
To whom does the site need to cater?
What features need to be included?
What technology works best to provide what is needed?
We are here to help answer these question and provide guidance to Christian web designers all over.
What We Do
Each week we will provide articles that focus on different parts of the design, operation, and technology of websites to help you make your site more functional and appealing to both Christians and seekers. These will come from both past experience on our part, as well as questions and suggestions from readers.
Who are we?
Greg Nilsen My name is Greg Nilsen and I am the webmaster and worship leader at South Pittsburgh Assembly of God. I am also a web designer by trade and have a wealth of experience dealing with websites in static HTML, PHP and Coldfusion MX. I also have a diverse church background, and intend this site to be non-denominational.
I’ve created this site to help the many other church webmasters out there make their sites the best tools that they can. There is so much power in the web, it would be a shame to not use it for effective ministry. Feel free to reach me at email@example.com for comments and suggestions, or use our feedback page.
Wade ApelMy name is Wade Apel and I have a Computer Science degree from Ohio Northern University. While at ONU, I felt the call to become a pastor. Currently, I am in my final semester of study at the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. I have been approved by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to become a pastor. Ever since Greg introduced me to computers in High School, they have become my full time hobby. I enjoy helping others to see how technology can benefit the church. In my spare time, I design websites for churches and small businesses using static-HTML, and Content Management Services(CMS) such as Postnuke.