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The Internet and Church Growth

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 View Comments Comments (0)
If you're trying to grow your church, it makes sense that you'd focus a good bit of your resources on the segments of society from which most church growth is generated – young adults and young families.  Make sure your website is a part of that focus.  These groups are known for higher levels of Internet usage when compared to other demographic groups, and your website can serve as an essential resource for communicating to them.
 

Spring Forward

Friday, March 07, 2008 View Comments Comments (0)
It's back!  Daylight Savings Time returns to clocks across the United States at 2 a.m. local time on Sunday, March 9.  So don't forget to set your clocks forward one hour in affected time zones.
 
While we're on the topic, you might be interested to know that Hawaii and most of Arizona are among U.S. locales that do not observe daylight time.  And while many other countries observe a similar time change, those changes do not necessarily fall on the same dates as the U.S.
 

Register Now for Event Manager Web Training

Tuesday, March 04, 2008 View Comments Comments (0)

Event Manager Secrets Revealed

Thursday, March 13
2 p.m. -3 p.m. CST

So, you already know how to enter events, but do you know how to utilize the Event Manager to its fullest potential? Join us for this web session to learn how to use the iCalendar export feature, pointers for working with unique or complex scheduling scenarios, using groups to make the calendar searchable (requires Group Manager) and how to give your viewers one convenient stop for scheduling, registering, and paying (requires Store Manager) for an event.

To sign up for sessions, visit E-zekiel Training.
 

Announce Events and Provide Online Registration

Friday, February 29, 2008 View Comments Comments (0)
From planning an event to announcing it, and through registration (free or paid) – E-zekiel has the tools to help your event go off like clockwork. In combination, the E-zekiel Event Manager and Store Manager allow participants to register and pay online for events and conferences and even choose which sessions they want to attend. So put your letter opener away, and let the stacks of mail and faxes give way to an efficient online system.  Your participants will be glad to know how easy it is to sign up and join in.
 

The Benefits of E-zekiel Webmail

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 View Comments Comments (0)
Sure, you can use email to promote Yahoo, AOL or your local Internet provider if you'd like.  Or you can reinforce your ministry and promote your web address with every message you send.  That's one more benefit you'll find with E-zekiel.
 
E-zekiel makes email addresses available (the number depends on your plan) so that recipients see something like myname@mychurchwebaddress.com – reminding them to visit your website.  E-zekiel webmail also includes spam and filtering tools to help keep your inbox clean; signatures, identities, vacation and mail forwarding settings to help you save time; an online address book; an email search feature; and a built-in RSS reader (blogs you subscribe to drop into your email, which means you don't need a separate feed reader).
 

Word for the Day: Cache

Friday, February 22, 2008 View Comments Comments (0)
Cache, pronounced "cash", is basically a term for technology-related storage where your computer or software automatically stores information it thinks you'll need again.  Among many examples, a cache is used to store Web URLs, pages and images that you've recently viewed.  The next time you go back, what you've seen before loads a whole lot faster. 
 
While the cache is intended to speed up access, a cache that gets too full can slow down a computer's performance.  It's a good idea to clear the cache periodically.  You'll often find these stored items in the Temporary Internet Files folder.
 

Register Now for Content Web Training

Tuesday, February 19, 2008 View Comments Comments (0)
Make your plans to join us via Internet and telephone for an important web session on keeping content current.
Thursday, February 26, 11 AM – 12 PM CST

We've all seen it … promotions for events held two days ago … registration deadlines that passed two weeks ago.  Expired content is a common problem in websites.  But did you know that this is one way the Content Panel Manager can be a big help?  Custom panels can be used to display and remove content at certain times – without affecting the rest of the page.  Attend this web session to learn more about this along with other tips and tricks of the Content Panel Manager.
 

Keeping Paragraphs Intact

Friday, February 15, 2008 View Comments Comments (0)
If you're working in Microsoft Word and want to keep a paragraph from being divided at a page break, here's what you do:
 
Select and highlight the paragraph.
Click on the Format menu and choose Paragraph.
Click on the Lines and Page Breaks tab.
Check the box for Keep Lines Together.
Click OK.
 

Register Now for Web Training on Forms

Tuesday, February 12, 2008 View Comments Comments (0)
It's not too late to sign up for this Thursday's web session.  Make plans to join us via Internet and telephone to learn more about forms.       
 
Visitor Information: Discover How Forms Can Be Used for Event Registrations, Prayer Requests and More
Thursday, February 14, 10 AM – 11 AM CST
 
Online forms can help you gain a variety of information from site visitors. This can include purchase orders, registrations, subscriptions, contest entries, prayer requests, etc.  The purposes are almost endless and collecting the information is easy.  Attend this session and find out how you can use forms to collect the information you need from visitors and get tips on the best way to present the information.
 

Word for the Day: Refresh

Friday, February 08, 2008 View Comments Comments (0)
In the toolbar of Internet Explorer, you'll see an icon with one arrow curved and pointing left, another arrow curved and pointing right.  To refresh your memory, that's the refresh button.  Other browsers also have a similar type of icon (in Firefox it's an arrow in a clockwise circle).  With this icon, you can refresh or reload the page you are viewing – ensuring that the most current information is displayed.