061 – The Five Don’ts

This week on WELSTech the topic is digital evangelism.  Martin and Sallie discuss five “don’ts” for church web sites and talk with Pastor Ken Fisher about the WELS evangelism site, WhatAboutJesus.com.

The discussion:

  • Don’t make these mistakes on your church web site! – Your church or school web site is oftentimes making first impressions on the world so it is, of course, important that its design and content reflect favorably on your congregation. Martin and Sallie discuss five “don’ts” you’ll want to avoid when creating your site.

The interview:

  • Pastor Ken FisherReaching out with WhatAboutJesus.com (23:08) – Martin and Sallie talk with Pastor Ken Fisher from Risen Savior in Milwaukee, WI about the development behind the WhatAboutJesus.com evangelism web site. Pastor Fisher also shares info on some of the key site features, feedback they have received and future plans for the site.

The tidbits:

The featured artist:

  • We close with the music of WELS praise band, Koine (www.koinemusic.com) – Crown Him With Many Crowns from their CD titled Koine (59:45)

Get involved:

3 replies
  1. John Shoosmith
    John Shoosmith says:

    Thanks for the link of online image editors! I see that Pixlr and others let you add text in a not-so complicated way. This will be useful for adding scripture to backgrounds for Bible Classes and Videos. Thanks!

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  2. Martin Spriggs
    Martin Spriggs says:

    Ben, I have seen very few WELS congregations do this well. I’ll do a bit more research and perhaps suggest some good examples on next week’s show. Thanks for your comment.

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  3. Ben
    Ben says:

    Very nice discussion around website design. Your first “Don’t” and the struggle around catering to two audiences with a church website is an interesting one. Do you have any examples of churches that have successfully separated visitor and member sections of their websites? especially if they are using different domain names or designs/themes?

    I think a church has to walk a fine line in this regard so that it doesn’t seem like they are trying to hide something in their “member’s only” website/subsite even when both are completely open to anyone browsing the web.

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