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Friday, February 08, 2008

Golf parable

You can't miss Stonylands Town Golf Club if you take the winding back road out of town. Bit if you are in any doubt, the signboard says it all: "Stonylands Golf Club. Member of the Federation of National Golf Clubs. Est. 1924. Secretary: J S Peasworthy, BSc." There follows in smaller letters, "Private Property" and without apparent irony, "No ball games". The style of the sign is almost identical to the original 1924 version, as you can readily see in the photographs of The Opening displayed in the clubhouse foyer...

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Mobile phone evangelism

The desire to be in touch with people and information 24/7 has led to the huge growth in mobile cell phones and other mobile devices. 80% of the world’s population now lives within a mobile reception area, a figure likely to increase to 90% by 2010. person using cell mobile phone Mobile users are estimated to be 2 billion (2007 figure) and many of these are in non-western or developing 10/40 Window [http://home.snu.edu/~HCULBERT/1040.htm] countries. The mobile systems in Japan and Korea are more advanced than almost anywhere. It is a hugely significant medium. Unlike a computer, a mobile is always with you – an integrated part of you and your lifestyle. Read more

Friday, February 23, 2007

Church site tool can be syndicated in other sites

Internet Evangelism Day's new
Church site assessment tool can now be syndicated into any other website, using some easy
copy-and-paste code. It will look like this on a third party webpage. For instance, here it is on the American Tract Society site.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Church site assessment tool

Internet Evangelism Day has posted a first draft of their
Church Site Assessment Tool and are looking for input and feedback on it.

Church websites tend to be written for their members, rather than being user-friendly for outsiders, and this tool suggests ways of building a site that can reach out into the community.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Usability Testing on a Zero Budget

"These days usability labs can burn through tens of thousands of dollars in sophisticated testing equipment and consulting fees. But when we started testing usability on the Web in the late '90s, all we had was a computer and a notepad. With these simple tools, the science of modern web usability was launched," writes Todd Follansbee in Pastor Ralph Wilson's WEB MARKETING TODAY newsletter.

Usability and search engine promotion are two areas where outreach (and other Christian) sites can often fall down.

Read more

Monday, October 23, 2006

What We Learned About Doing Christian Ministry in a Pagan Environment

Donald Miller has written a set of 13 conclusions about effective evangelism which are challenging, biblical and significant. They apply just as much to web evangelism as to face-to-face ministry:
read more.

Could make an interesting discussion paper for any ministry group?

Monday, July 31, 2006

Free content for websites and magazines

Internet Evangelism Day's page of tips for building church websites can be inserted into any other site, just by copy/pasting a few lines of code. The latest site to adopt it is Baptist Express.

Get the code
from here.

There are also a range of other articles which can be used within websites or print magazines. A major magazine in US will be featuring their article on blogging in September.

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