The interwebs are full of discussions and advice about church tech. A lot of it is rock solid guidance, full of wisdom and value. Some of it, not so much.
It can be a difficult, time-consuming task to search for, and wade through, the many websites and blogs publishing good, honest, value-added content. Harder still is wading through the myriad “church tech” topics to find nuggets focusing only on “church website” stuff.
That’s why, late last year, I began slowly curating the Church Website Ideas Flipboard Magazine.
What is Flipboard?
Flipboard is a news aggregation and social network application that displays articles in an elegant magazine, eye-catching format that’s fun and easy to use. Their mission is to let people discover and share content in beautiful, simple, and meaningful ways. The Flipboard app is available for iOS, Android, Windows, Blackberry, Kindle Fire, and Nook.
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In March 2013, Flipboard users were given the ability to create and curate their own custom digital magazines on the site. In addition to smart phone and tablet support, magazines are also available for viewing in a conventional web browser.
At the time of this writing, I’ve curated more than 175 articles from around the web. In addition to flipping my own articles in from the Church Website Ideas blog, I’ve gathered articles that cover a wide variety of topics related specifically to church websites.
First I learn, then I share
I add new articles as often as I can, and read every single article myself before I add it.
Let me say that again: I read every single article myself, FIRST.
That way, I only add articles that are accurate, add value, and will benefit you. And, since I believe church web work need not be “all work”, I also add “just for fun” posts chatting up the lighter side of church web work (just check out the article “17 questions for online church”, and the “Church Website Start-up Guys” video).
Warning: they’ll make you giggle.
You should know, I’ve rejected lots of articles that would lead you astray in your learning and decision-making. That’s what happens when you follow erroneous advice. And, there’s plenty of it out there.
I’m taking great care to ensure that the Church Website Ideas Flipboard Magazine only contains high quality, insightful articles from around the web. Those are the kinds of articles that help all of us build better church websites.
A few of the articles you’ll find there now include:
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- Develop A Church Content Strategy To Create A World-Class Website
- Choosing An Online Giving Solution For Your Church Website
- Who Owns a Pastor’s Sermons?
- Using Google Images On Your Church Website? Careful…
- The Pastors Guide To Blogging
- Promoting Church Events Online
If you want me to gather articles on a particular topic related to church websites, just let me know.
I hope you enjoy the magazine and find it useful. Don’t forget to FOLLOW the Church Website Ideas Flipboard Magazine to be notified whenever I add new nuggets.