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SameVine SEO Service: Helping the church show-up in Google

It’s one thing to have a website quite another to get your website to show-up in Google. Our mission is to help churches and Christian based organisations not just get online but to succeed online, and that involves making sure they are visible in search engines. We gave you a few pointers in a previous […]

Promoting your church to win souls – Vineyard Ministry Road Show

Last month I had the honour of speaking at the first Vineyard Ministry Roadshow event.  An event designed to help leaders and church workers strengthen their ministries by providing advice on topics such as HR, finance, fundraising and marketing. The topic of my presentation was ‘promoting your church to win souls’ and the purpose was […]

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 Now I know that most churches have a database of some kind, but for the most part these databases are out of date and/or incomplete.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 […]

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 […]

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’. […]

Do you need help with your church communications?

Church communication isn’t as straightforward as it once was. Once upon a time it consisted of little more than weekly announcements and the church newsletter printed out on a couple of sheets of A4. How times have changed, with the rise of online communications the way we communicate has evolved, and we believe the way churches […]

A few reasons to join us at the Premier Digital Conference 2015

If you follow us on Twitter or Facebook you may already know that we will be co-sponsoring the Premier Digital Conference 2015 and we are super excited about it! The Premier Digital Conference 2015 is about enabling the Christian community to make an impact online through what we create. Whether your interest is websites, social […]