Are we living in a “post-website world”?

“Technology is not the hard part,” said Dr. David Bourgeois in a recent interview on ReformedCast. “People and processes are the hard part.” Dr. Bourgeois is Associate Professor of Information Systems at BIOLA University and author of a forthcoming book entitled Ministry in the Digital Age: Strategies and Best Practices for a Post-Website World.  In his…

20 photo ideas for your church website

Photography is a key component of every website we do. Over the years, we’ve combed through thousands — probably tens of thousands — of photos for church websites. In this post, we share some things we’ve learned along the way. These 20 photo ideas are divided into three categories: People Close Ups Abstract Imagery People…
Screenshot of Westminster Presbyterian Church homepage

Westminster Presbyterian Church

Westminster Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Johnson City, TN celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. A lively congregation, WPC has a large and active ministry in the mountainous “Tri-Cities” area of eastern Tennessee. Some notable features of WPC’s new website include: Mobile-friendly, responsive design — easy to use on a wide range of devices from computers…

Do you need a mobile-friendly church website?

The short answer is a resounding “Yes!” You need a mobile-friendly website because a greater and greater percentage of web traffic is mobile traffic. According to StatCounter Global Stats, 14 percent of all web traffic now comes from smartphones such as iPhones and Androids. That’s about 20 times as much mobile traffic as there was back…

How well does your website work on a smartphone?

Do you have a smartphone? Or a tablet? If not, I bet someone you know has one. And I bet they use it all the time to visit their favorite websites. What does this mean for your church website? It means that your church website needs to work well on smartphones and tablets, not just…

Emmanuel Presbyterian Church

  Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, DE has been around since the 1890s. In 1936, it became one of the original congregations of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Today, Emmanuel Presbyterian Church is a vibrant and growing congregation committed to the worship of God, connecting people with the church, helping believers grow in grace, and living…

Why we do what we do

Yesterday was Reformation Day 2012. It was the 495th anniversary of the day Martin Luther first published his “95 Theses,” igniting the movement which has come to be known as the “Protestant Reformation.” Reformation Day is a good day to reflect on why we do what we do here at Five More Talents. We spend…

The Aquila Report

These are some representative comments from readers of The Aquila Report after Five More Talents redesigned the site in June 2012: “I like the new format, cleaner, more up to date in appearance.” “I love the new look. It is very distinctive on my Kindle Fire and it works on my iPhone (the old sight…