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Creating a Custom Contact Page

Friday, February 24, 2012 View Comments Comments (0)
E-zekiel automatically creates a “Contact Us” page for each site. But if you’d prefer to create your own contact page, that’s easy too. First, turn off E-zekiel’s version of the “Contact Us” page by accessing your site’s Account Manager. Look for the field “Contact Email Address” and delete the address typed in that field (make sure you don’t leave any blank spaces). Save your changes, and the “Contact Us” page will no longer appear in your site menu.
 
Next, create a custom contact page by following the steps that you would to add a new Web page. In the editor, include any contact information you’d like – such as email addresses and phone numbers for individual staff members, as well as your address, directions, maps and so forth. Be sure to indicate “Yes” on the option to “Add Link to Site Menu”, save your changes, and your new contact page can be accessed from your home page.
 

Let's Be Friends

Monday, February 13, 2012 View Comments Comments (0)
Have you “liked” us on Facebook? Check out the E-zekiel page, and let’s stay in touch. Social media is a tool for communication and connection – between you and your members, between E-zekiel and our clients, among many other uses.
 

Creating a Winning Organizational Culture

Friday, February 03, 2012 View Comments Comments (0)
Every organization has strengths and weaknesses – primarily because every organization is operated by individuals who have strengths and weaknesses. As a leader, how can you help the individuals in your organization flourish in their strengths, post a guard around their weaknesses and achieve more as a team than they ever could on their own? A blog on Pastors.com – 9 Ways to Create a Winning Organizational Culture – has some ideas how.
 

Handling Online Conflict

Friday, January 27, 2012 View Comments Comments (0)
Tweets and status updates can miss the subtlety of communication that comes in a face-to-face conversation. Yes, even with a winking emoticon or an LOL. Online communication can also loosen the typing tongue in a way that, face to face, might give you the chance to see how your words affect another person – and, thus, adjust the tone before you finish what you’re saying. These are the sorts of issues that can create and fuel online conflict – whether you’re on the receiving end or the sending end. So how can you live out your faith online when harsh words get slung your way? A blog on Pastors.com has some ideas. Take a look at 10 Godly Ways to Handle an Online Conflict.
 

Ideas for Church Blogs

Friday, January 20, 2012 View Comments Comments (0)
Writing a regular blog has many benefits. It helps you connect to members and visitors. It gives you a forum for expressing and sharing your faith. And because you frequently post fresh content, the activity has a positive influence on search engine results for your site. But the big question is: what are you going to write about week after week? Kurt Steinbrueck offers some tips on how to create content for your blog on his blog.  You'll find it here: http://churchmarketingonline.com/2009/06/is-your-church-social-part-27-blogs-10-church-blog-ideas/
 

The Digitally Connected Church

Friday, January 13, 2012 View Comments Comments (0)
How are churches using social media to connect with members? Christianity Today’s Leadership Journal posted an interesting article exploring ways to leverage social media to multiply a ministry’s effectiveness, as well as challenges ministries face in doing so. Take a look here: http://www.christianitytoday.com/le/2011/fall/connectedchurch.html.
 

Social Media Aids Church Rebirth

Friday, January 06, 2012 View Comments Comments (0)
A blog on pastors.com linked to an interesting online video produced by a struggling church making plans to make a comeback in one year’s time. Not only are they repurposing how they serve their community, they’re also inviting the world to watch what happens through daily blog updates and share their own ideas over the next year. There’s more at this link: http://blog.pastors.com/blogs/pcom/one-year-to-live/.
 

The Internet in a Minute

Friday, December 30, 2011 View Comments Comments (0)
There’s no question that the Internet has a far-reaching influence on life as we know it – pretty much every minute of every day. In fact, Business Insider offers an eye-opening set of stats that shows “Incredible Things That Happen Every 60 Seconds on the Internet”. Look and see:
 

Holiday Support Schedule

Thursday, December 22, 2011 View Comments Comments (0)
Our offices will be closed and customer service will not be available on Friday (Dec. 23), Monday (Dec. 26), Friday (Dec. 30) and Monday (Jan. 2) so that we can spend time with our families during Christmas and New Year’s. We hope you have a joyous Christmas and a happy and safe New Year’s.
 

Sharing Holiday Photos and Video

Friday, December 16, 2011 View Comments Comments (0)
You’ve got two great ways to display scenes from your Christmas and New Year’s gatherings – thanks to the recent introduction of E-zekiel.tv Beta, a free Christian video sharing website, and the Album Manager that comes with every E-zekiel.com package.
 
To give E-zekiel.tv a try, sign up and starting uploading videos for free.
 
The Album Manager is also ready and waiting for you to post scenes from church activities, or anything else you’d like to share with your site visitors.  Simply create a main album page through the Album Manager, then you can begin adding an unlimited number of albums.  Storage space has limits, depending on your plan, but that's easy to manage by keeping a close watch on image size.