Four years ago, I was a wreck. I was an arrogant, self-involved person who proclaimed that she had no need for God. I did not see the value of reading the Bible or being in fellowship. Faith to me was nothing but psychological gibberish masked as religion. I believed that the only person I should have faith in was me.
Fast-forward to today. I am changed person. I have become a person whose basic principles and beliefs are centered on the Bible. I am an active member of the church who often volunteers to make sure its activities go well. I sing in the choir, host Bible studies, share the Gospel and invite my family and friends to church.
So, what happened between now and then? Well, I literally and figuratively searched for God on the internet and was led from one website to another. Finally, all the information I collected in my head translated into spiritual grace moving in my life.
I believe that I was not the only one searching for God at that time. I am blessed that my search led me to my salvation. But, wouldn´t it be a shame if there were someone like me in your area searching for your church but you could not be found?
This is why we are writing this – to make sure that your church is able to use the World Wide Web to upgrade your church outreach on the internet and to help your congregation grow both spiritually, in number and in resources. To that effect, we’ve compiled this list of Top 10 Internet ideas for Church Outreach and Online Marketing.
1. Launching a Ministry Blog to Expand Your Outreach and Find New Friends is our 1st of 10 Church Outreach Ideas for the Internet.
A blog is an online commentary that can be read by an infinite number of people at any given time. There are many people out there who follow a couple of blogs on subjects that are of their interest. Chances are you also read the blogs of your family, friends and mentors regularly.
To maintain a ministry blog is a exceptional way to speak and minister to a diverse, often international audience. By writing down your current spiritual insights, excerpts from your sermons, or devotional thoughts, you can communicate powerful messages that would help your readers grow in their faith. Additionally, you also get a chance to interact with many people as they share their own reflections or their point of view in your blog´s comments section.
Truly, a church blog is a wonderful way to enlarge your online ministry and get to know the thoughts of people both within and outside your congregation. That being said, you must remember that there are over 50 million blogs out there. Your ministry blog will easily get lost in cyberspace if you do not use the proper techniques that guarantee that you reach your target audience. So, how can you leverage your blog to expand your outreach while also establishing new friends?
Unless you have plenty of time to search engine optimize (SEO) your blog, you should avail yourself of a premier blogging service from Pathmaker Marketing. It has costs associated with it, but it excels in so many ways beyond the free blog options available on the internet. The compended system in a effective internet marketing tool that helps you write keyword-rich blog content in a search-engine friendly manner. This powerful tool allows you to write one blog and then it populates (compends) your content across multiple “keyword” blogs, thereby saving you enormous time and effort.
It also automatically provides search engine optimization services for your blog (and each keyword blog), making them all friendly to Google, Yahoo and Bing. Plus, you can have as many users as you’d like on your blog system, meaning your staff, associates, youth pastor, deacons, elders can participate too.
The goal of this church outreach tool is to get your blog to display in the Top 10 search results on your target keywords so that people find you online in internet searches. When your blog shows up in a Google display of results, you get reader traffic that can become new ministry friends, new church visitors, etc. As your church blog shows up in Google results, your blog truly becomes an outreach onto the internet, ministering to new people even as it encourages them to become ministry participants or church visitors. For examples, see:
Dr. David Mains´ blog is a 20-Keyword compended blog rich in keywords and spiritual content.
Or examine the Pathmaker Markering blog to see a 50-Keyword compended blog system in action.
You can also Google: Premier Blogging System
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