Church Website Ideas Has A New Owner/Editor

If you follow @jesseorndorff in the Twitter-sphere, you may have seen a tweet or two at the beginning of July this year, indicating that the website he founded,, was for sale.

[image source_type=”attachment_id” source_value=”2895″ align=”center” size=”large” autoHeight=”true”] I learned that the site was for sale when, on a whim, I visited on the last day of the auction for his listing. I’d never purchased a website before so, with a prayer to the God of heaven, I used Flippa’s Pro Website Buyers Guide to get a crash course on buying a website. Then, I took a HUGE leap of faith and contacted Jesse directly. I couldn’t be happier to have won that sale! And, I think Jesse will tell you, he couldn’t be happier that I did too! He was hoping to find someone who had a passion for what he founded this website to accomplish: help churches build better websites.

The Church + website ideas = my passion

Investing the training, experience, and abilities God’s given me in helping the Church build effective websites and Web ministries is truly my passion. Nineteen years ago, God planted a seed of vision for this work in my heart. My great appreciation for the internet and sincere desire to see the Church make effective use of it has grown and deepened as the medium has evolved.

There are many talented, insightful, skilled, and creative voices contributing ideas, instruction, advice, encouragement, and inspiration to the “church website” and “Web ministry” conversation. I pray that God will use my voice to add even more value to that conversation.

As a new blogger, I’m learning on the fly (one of my favorite activities), and working hard on all the little details and tasks that need doing to transition Church Website Ideas. If you are a fellow Web worker or blogger, you know that the wheels of progress in our line of work often turns s-l-o-w-l-y. Gratefully, though, they are a’turnin’!

In the mean time, I’d be so encouraged to hear from you!

Do you build church websites?

Do you maintain your own church’s website? Are you a volunteer or on staff? Are you an “accidental webmaster”? How has Church Website Ideas helped you in the past? What help do you need now?

Please introduce yourself with a comment below. You can learn more about me and my plans for Church Website Ideas, and I hope you’ll also connect with me on Twitter @churchwebideas and @rtiqlit.

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