A Brief Word

It Isn’t Born Overnight

Just like anything in life we have come to enjoy, chances are it wasn’t developed overnight.  This would be no different for a ministry website.  For those who may not be aware of the time concepts of what it takes to develop and design a fully-functioning ministry website, it can take literally hundreds of hours of writing code, testing desired results, re-formatting and a host of other functions that are both crucial and essential to the effective development and deployment of a ministry website.

As many of you know, when this project started, we were faced with multiple challenges that were unforeseeable.  However, those have since been resolved.  Now that doesn’t mean that I haven’t felt like pulling my hair out from time to time.  (lol)

A Trophy Website

You bet I want Crow Mountain Baptist Church to have a trophy website!  Now some may be asking “why is this important?”  Think about this concept for just a moment.  We proclaim to serve a mighty God and bringing all praises and glory to His son Jesus.  Correct?  That being said, we need to ensure that both the content and appearance and flow to the ministry website of CMBC produces content that is both pleasing to Jesus as well as to serve those who come to visit this website.  global trophy

We want to ensure that the functionality, usability and features of the ministry website here provides an inviting and engaging experience for all who come here.  Not necessarily just those who are members of the church itself.

Remember that one of the goals of this ministry website isn’t just about the inward direction of CMBC but rather Crow Mountain Baptist Church being able to evangelize and reach out to our local community as well as those around the globe for Jesus Christ.

What did Jesus say about going out into the world?  He said “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Mark 16:15

Extending Our Reach

Obviously, while physically going out into the world may be both a challenge and dangerous these days, however, with the technology that exist and that we have been provided with we can certainly make an impact upon the lives of literally millions of people around the world.  Whether it be here close to home or around the world.

I know merely based on listening to many of you within our church family that there are some truly amazing people who have stories to share that could have an amazing impact on peoples lives.  That being said, our goal is to have a group of individuals who are going to be willing to write content here on the ministry website of Crow Mountain Baptist Church.  Don’t be bashful, we are not looking for English majors or previous book writers.  We are looking for individuals who are willing to share their love for Jesus and to write articles, information, testimonies and other related types of content.

As our collection of articles on our ministry website start to increase, we will begin to see more involvement from people both from within our local church as well as people whose lives we are impacting around the world.  Within the next couple of days, I will have the registration page completed where you can select your membership levels.  For those who are wanting to provide content to this website, you will want to make sure and choose the membership which says “Contributor.”  This will ensure that you have the necessary credentials to being writing content to the ministry website here at Crow Mountain Baptist Church.

You Don’t Have To Be A Geek

Don’t panic!  I will be offering a training seminar for those who will be writing content to the website.  If you can compose an email, post a status to Facebook or use Microsoft’s Word, you too will be able to post articles to the website.  I have made it that easy.  I am truly hoping that by the time I get the registration page completed that I will get at least a minimum of 10 people who have signed up as a “Contributor” to the ministry website of Crow Mountain Baptist Church.  Remember in one of our business meetings, this was one of the request that was made was to have an updated website that was in line with the technology that was available for today’s online community.  CMBC will have that.  Now it’s up to you to truly make it shine and to provide the quality and types of content that a Bible believing church should be providing to the world.

Get ready for a true ministry explosion here at Crow Mountain Baptist Church.  Just like you have heard our Pastor, Bro. Howard Kisor, proclaim; great and new things will be happening here at CMBC.  The ministry website will be the takeoff point for those things.  Get involved and make CMBC shine both to our local community and to a world that needs Jesus.