It started about a month ago. After countless months frustrated by the limitations of our current website solution, I began to ask the question, "What could we do?" I had no idea how deep that rabbithole could go. Eventually the research led to a web development tool called Weebly, and that is when things really became interesting. What started as a blank screen began to become a website, or at least what looked like a website. Navigation headings along the top and a logo, some placeholder text where someday I expect actual content to go. A few functional pieces of content in the media page, just enough to demonstrate that all the services work and paint a picture of what can be expected when the site is complete.
The end of last week was a huge step, our first official design meeting. Five awesome, creative people sitting around a table talking about what we dreamed of seeing for the church's website. How it could become a destination for people who may not have yet stepped through the doors on a Sunday morning but could get an idea of what they could expect. How it could be a place for people in the community to get the latest and most important information about events coming up, and where they could send friends interested in finding out more about those upcoming events. Even how it could become a place for people who were far from God to be exposed to the life-changing story of Jesus.
There's still a lot of work to be done... content to be created, and then uploaded. We have this great idea to make videos for folks who visit the website so they know what to expect when visiting on a sunday, that's going to require a lot of work. We're going to refresh all of the content from our former website as we rebuild from scratch, that will be time consuming. But by the time you read this, that work will be done and all the stuff we were dreaming up will be available at your fingertips. It's gonna be awesome.
Time to get back to work.
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