Ministry Tech Source
Need help with websites? Brian may be able to help! Affordable rates for setup and hosting are available, but Brian may be able to help you get pointed in the right direction. Many options are available including responsive deisgn, blogs, picture galleries, video feeds, shopping carts, dynamic content, and more. There is a huge selection of customizable design templates, so we can find just the look you want. Feel free to check out the sites listed below, and contact Brian for more information at webdesign@ministrytechsource.
- New Hope United Methodist Church
- York River District of the Virginia Annual Conference
- Middlesex Partners in Progress
- Mary N Smith Alumni Association
- Initiatives of Hope
- Benns United Methodist Church
- Fredericksburg District of the Virginia Annual Conference
To get you started, here are a few tips:
Worship visuals can be a powerful enhancement to the experience. Since the early church, most notably in stained glass windows, visuals have been used to tell the story of Christ in a non-written manner. With the relatively new addition of digital technology to worship, the goal of telling the story in picture and visual image is even easier. With that being said, it is important to keep in mind a few critical tips:
Believe it or not, the old newsletters are still the best way to get information to those already involved in your ministry! But, newsletters have come a long way in recent years. In order to be read, we need to be able to catch the eye and compete with slick, glossy, full color advertisements from everywhere else.
Quick newsletter and publication tips
- Keep font changes to a minimum.
- Try to use a serif font such as Times Roman, Georgia, etc. for blocks of text – the eyes follow the serifs and make blocks easier to read.
- Intersperse graphics to keep the pages lively.
- Be exciting!
- If you have color capability, it’s a great way to add a little spark.
- Don’t feel you have to pack each page full – white space is a good thing (just not too much).
- Provide a table of contents if you have more than one page.
- Let the software do the hard work for you, such as line breaks, formatting, and page arranging.
- Use lines or boxes to offset important pieces
- Make format changes gradually so as not to alienate your readers
- Get feedback of what your readers like and dislike and make adjustments