and spirit...encouragement for your soul.

Hopefully this will be a place of resources and information for living a healthy lifestyle while feeding your soul. Recipes, links to helpful sites, words of encouragement and scripture....all to help you and your family make wise decisions for your life.

Friday, July 22, 2011

What a team! Wha a team!

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 ESV     
Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken.

It's been a labor of love and excellent teamwork!  I don't think any member of the Communications Team would say they didn't enjoy it.  Our new website has taken a few meetings, a conference call, too many phone calls and emails to mention and finally, finally we are ready for the big reveal!!!

It's a huge decision to make a change to the look and function of a church's website.  It is not something we undertook without prayer and request for guidance from the Holy Spirit.  The website is, after all, a ministry. 

The website is where you can find the calendar for all the goings on both on campus and on the Internet.  You can double check your schedule for meetings and Bible study.  If your choir practice has been cancelled or changed you'll find the answers right their on the "Music Ministry" page.  Need encouragement?  Read one of the blogs on the "Links" page.  Looking for a good Christian education for your young children?  Click on the "Children's Enrichment Center" link and find the class schedule, enrollment forms, hours of operation and contact information.

No matter how you feel about this technology it's difficult to deny the impact it's had on all our lives.  Our good and faithful servant, John Adams, has been administering a "tape" ministry for many years for our church members who are unable to attend services.  (Yes, I'm talking cassette tapes!)  This has been a much needed and vital ministry for those who want to listen to the Word of God from our pastor but, due to  health problems, can't physically join us.  It has taken much effort and discipline to keep up with this ministry week after week.  Without the cassette tape technology (many years ago), our shut in members would have been denied access to the Word.

What would happen if those same ailing members could be "with us" in the sanctuary, watching Pastor John explain his "Mission Possible" series live on their own TV in their living room?  We're not there yet but we are working toward live streaming of the Sunday morning sermons and worship service.  Until the day we are ready for live streaming we are grateful the cassette tapes John faithfully delivers.

We chose a new look for our website.  We hope you like our new softer colors, curvy lines and easy navigation of our ministries, calendar, Pastor John's messages, the newsletter and events.  That new logo is not bad either.  Right?

It's been an amazing effort with a great Communications Team and the expertise and guidance of Kevin Robson.  We are happy with the result and pray you like it too.  What a team, what a team!!

Naomi Piper, Newsletter
Karen White, LED Sign, Bulletins
Millie Distasio, E-News
Cathy Mihal, E-News, Bulletins
Tom Weikel, Webmaster
Tammie Vinson, Facebook
Lee Johnson, Adviser
Tracy Curtas, Adviser
Pastor John Barham, Senior Pastor
Chris Kronenberger, Youth Minister
Rhonda Hoffman, Team Leader
Kevin Robson, Businessmaster.Net