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5 tips for maintaining your church database

Now this isn’t the most riveting of subject matters but it is the foundation for communicating effectively with your members, visitors and other stakeholders. It’s your church database. Now I know that most churches have a database of some kind, but for the most part these databases are out of date and/or incomplete. The fact […]

5 ideas for creating sacred spaces online

As most of you will know advent is the first season of the Church year, leading up to Christmas and including the four preceding Sundays. I was reading an article about Advent on Christianity.com and this statement struck me: “…the church, during Advent, looks back upon Christ’s coming in celebration while at the same time looking […]

Use your church website as an act of worship  

Everything we do is an expression of what’s in our hearts, if our hearts desire is to worship should that not manifest itself in the way we approach everything including the way we design websites? The purpose of commercial websites is to promote products and services, the purpose of church websites is to promote God, […]

Does your church website answer the right questions?

A significant percentage of us type questions directly in to Google as opposed to general terms. To address this Google released a search feature earlier this year, that essentially answers your question before you finish typing. So it got me thinking about how we could create websites that are more geared towards answering people’s question […]

The run up to your new website: feel the fear and do it anyway

From our own experience and from the experience of our clients the launch of a new website is often a huge milestone. A radical leap of faith and often the first tangible mark, of what has been an intangible vision. It’s the point at which you give birth to your vision after being pregnant with […]

Who’s your team mate? God never sends us out alone

If you’ve frequented this blog over the past year, you’ll know that we’re all about community. In fact we called our business  SameVine because we are all part of the same vine – Jesus.  As a body we have many visions but one mission, to expand the Kingdom of God.  Our goal is twofold: Bring the […]

When is it time for a new church website?

New wine, new website This past Sunday our Pastor (Timothy L. Ramsay, Word of Faith UK) preached an awesome message entitled ‘God has something new for us’ part of a series called ‘New Wine’, based on Luke 5:36 Then He spoke a parable to them: “No one puts a piece from a new garment on an old […]

Use your church website as a church management system

Let your website lift the weight We know that life in ministry is incredibly busy. So when we were developing the SameVine website platform, we wanted to ensure that our websites didn’t just look great, but could be used as a church management system to help improve efficiency. SameVine websites are designed with two core purposes in […]

How to promote your church: 5 tips

The options for promoting your church are endless, but before you delve into the ‘how’ it’s prudent to clarify the ‘why’. There are numerous reasons to promote your church, in fact most churches will have multiple reasons. It’s important to pin down what the most important reasons are, as the ‘why’ will determine the ‘how’. […]

Free social media tools for your church

There are a number of social media tools available to help you manage your social media more effectively and efficiently. In this post we’ll be sharing our favourites. HootSuite Social media is similar to every other form of social interaction, if you don’t speak you’ll automatically be removed from the conversation and others will simply continue […]