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901 Million and Counting

Friday, April 27, 2012 View Comments Comments (0)
Facebook disclosed this month that it has 901 million users – which means it’s likely to go past 1 billion users this year. Twitter is the second largest social media network with 500 million users (although Twitter reports that only 140 million of those accounts are active). Is your ministry active in social networks? For E-zekiel customers, Facebook and Twitter icons can be added to site toolbars by adding the URL (web address) of your Facebook and Twitter pages into the fields in the Account manager. Additionally, if you’re using an E-zekiel theme for your design, E-zekiel also offers “Social Promoter Easy Panels” to promote your social content on your site.

Identifying Your Social Media Leader

Friday, April 20, 2012 View Comments Comments (0)
Social media offers tremendous opportunity for staying connected to church members. But, like most efforts, someone or some ones need ownership over the need as well as empowerment to tackle the deeds. How can you choose the right social media team to promote your ministry? You can start with these tips from “Small Biz PR Report” for identifying “social media stars” and apply them with an eye to ministry.

Interacting with Blogs

Friday, April 06, 2012 View Comments Comments (0)
In E-zekiel, you can enable the commenting feature on a blog if your plan includes the People manager, which allows visitors to register on your site. Comments are just one more way to engage with your audience. By posting your blog on social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter, you provide another means for comments and interaction. Additionally, social media serves some of the same functions for your blog that RSS readers have because they allow people to follow content of their choosing.

Happy Easter

Friday, March 30, 2012 View Comments Comments (0)
With egg hunts, special music, moving services and more, Easter draws people to your church, so your church can draw people into a relationship with Christ. We hope your website continues to play a pivotal role in spreading the message about your events and activities, so you can spread the message of hope that lives in the resurrected Jesus. After all, that’s why we’re here, and that’s what we’re called to do. So thanks for allowing us to serve you. In the meantime, we wish you a worshipful, wonderful Easter!
The offices of E-zekiel will be closed Friday, April 6, in observance of Good Friday.

Counting Blog Subscribers

Friday, March 23, 2012 View Comments Comments (0)
A blog channel created in E-zekiel will have a designated feed URL, which is easily visible when opening the channel. You can keep track of the visits to your blog through Google Analytics via the Statistics manager. Additionally, if you’d like to keep track of the number of subscribers to your blog, you can submit this URL to statistics services that track stats on feeds.

Email for a Special Day

Friday, March 16, 2012 View Comments Comments (0)
Email is sort of boundless, isn’t it? You can send one message to one person, or one message to a thousand. You can send a message to the person in the next office or to someone across the world. And within these messages there are relationship-building opportunities. Take birthdays and anniversaries. They aren’t just for social media. You can also use email to communicate a personal message on these happy occasions. This would be especially appropriate for Sunday school classes or other ministry leaders.

E-zekiel enables you to send targeted messages to certain groups, which is useful for these special-day recognitions. Plus, there are many other ways you can stay in touch – such as blogs, podcasts, online calendars. In addition, you can grow connections through the Facebook and Twitter icons available for site toolbars by adding the URL (web address) of your Facebook and Twitter pages into the fields in the Account manager.

Social Media and Event Promotion

Friday, March 09, 2012 View Comments Comments (0)
Are you using social media to promote events for your church? Many small businesses and nonprofits are doing so – in fact, according to a Feb. 2012 survey released from engagement marketing firm Constant Contact, 77% of event  planners currently use social media to promote events, while event promotion via social media is on the radar screen within the next year for another 14%. Along with email, online marketing tools, websites and print advertising, 78% of survey respondents believe social media is an important event marketing tool. Read more

Register for Online Training - Discover How Forms Can Be Used

Friday, March 02, 2012 View Comments Comments (0)
Learn how to use the Designs manager to make one of our designs your own. Personalize a design from our library with your photos, colors and personal touches. Transform any design into a custom design just for you - all from what you'll learn during this event.
Though not required, a basic understanding of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is helpful.

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.