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WEB EVANGELISM BULLETIN

. . . learning from each other
W-E-B Issue 155 ~ December 07
Monthly ISSN 471-0323

News this time...

WEB EVANGELISM CONFERENCE VIDEOS NOW ONLINE
VIDEO CLIP ADVANCE
BIBLE IN A YEAR
THREE CORNERSTONES OF AN EFFECTIVE SITE
DRAMA SCRIPTS
EBOOK FROM CHURCH SOLUTIONS
PEW REPORT ON TEEN WEB USE
IE DAY SET FOR LAST SUNDAY IN APRIL
TAILEND

"The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one." - Mark Twain


WEB EVANGELISM CONFERENCE VIDEOS NOW ONLINE

Seven of the web evangelism seminars from September's Web Ministry conference are now available to watch online:
http://www.webevangelism.com/index.php?id=100

Maybe the holiday period is a good chance to take time to view some? They were recorded with an innovative system which also displays the PowerPoint or screen content, so you see exactly what the session participants saw. Nearly as good as being there!

These highly recommended sessions cover topics:

* Reaching Your Community Through A Church Website - how to make a church site reach outsiders
* Evangelism in Second Life - the new virtual world
* The Power of Personal Testimony - important principles
* The Edges of Cyberspace - the potential of the Web to reach the 'second billion' - mainly non-western internet users who will come online in the next few years
* Evangelism and Mentoring - lessons learned by TruthMedia.com
* Rethinking Internet Evangelism And Online Ministry - looking back and forward
* Hollywood Jesus - outreach based on redemptive parallels in film

There are also audio recordings of some other conference sessions:
http://www.internetministryconference.org/blog/

To set these in context, here are details of speakers and sessions:
http://www.internetministryconference.org/archives/2007/speakers/
http://www.internetministryconference.org/archives/2007/schedule/

We urge you to blog about these videos, and link directly to individual seminars appropriate to your website. 'The Edges of Cyberspace' is a must-watch presentation for all in the missions community. 'Reach Your Community' is essential for any church with a website, or planning one.

2008 conference is scheduled for 20-23 October in Grand Rapids, USA.


EVANGELISM IN FACEBOOK

Evangelism is all about two-way relationships. Facebook is all about two-way relationships. Notice any overlap here?

Marketing Sherpa have produced a tutorial How to Market Yourself & Your Company on Facebook - 11 Steps & Strategies which will be only available until 3 Jan. Although it applies to promoting a company through Facebook, many of the principles are transferable: http://www.marketingsherpa.com/article.php?ident=30182

See also their tutorial (up to 3 Jan only) on adding Web 2.0 features to your site: http://www.marketingsherpa.com/article.php?ident=30198


VIDEO CLIP ADVANCE

"MSN has just released the beta version of its new video site called Soapbox," writes SitePoint. "The interesting part about this is that you can create a list of videos inside Windows Live Messenger to share with your friends while chatting.

"This will provide a huge boost in the speed with which viral videos are disseminated, and should play an important part in getting Soapbox used by video makers everywhere - whether it's the kid next door dancing to music, or Lonelygirl15:
http://video.msn.com/video.aspx?mkt=en-us&tab=soapbox

"Here are 5 places to upload your video for maximum exposure:
1. YouTube
2. Google Video
3. MSN Video
4. Vimeo
5. Revver

"They're all free! You don't host the bandwidth. And they all
have 'Tell A Friend' functionality."
http://www.sitepoint.com/newsletter/viewissue.php?id=2&issue=380


BIBLE IN A YEAR

YWAM offer PHP code linking to Bible Gateway, that inserts readings for a year onto your site:
http://www.ywamit.com/node/339


THREE CORNERSTONES OF AN EFFECTIVE SITE

Regardless of what your website is designed to do, there are a few primary objectives you should keep in mind before you start building:
http://www.sitepronews.com/archives/2007/oct/5.html


DRAMA SCRIPTS

We have a range of scripts which were written to challenge Christians about the need for evangelism. The first two are specifically about web evangelism. Are you a drama writer? Would you like to write a script that challenges people on the potential of online evangelism? (We'll give a book to writers of any scripts we publish!)
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/dramascripts.php


EBOOK FROM CHURCH SOLUTIONS

Church Solutions offers a 25-page ebook covering a range of topics, such as Web 2.0, blogs and podcasting, in a church context.
http://www.churchsolutionsmag.com/ebooks/CS_web2_09_07.html


PEW REPORT ON TEEN WEB USE

Content creation by teenagers continues to grow, with 64% of online teenagers ages 12 to 17 engaging in at least one type of content creation, up from 57% of online teens in 2004.

Girls continue to dominate most elements of content creation. Some 35% of all teen girls blog, compared with 20% of online boys, and 54% of wired girls post photos online:
http://www.pewinternet.org/PPF/r/230/report_display.asp


IE DAY SET FOR LAST SUNDAY IN APRIL

This annual web evangelism awareness day is set for 27 April 2008. Churches and other organizations can create a focus slot within a service or other activities. This can be as short as 1 minute, or as long as you wish. Free downloads: PowerPoint, video clips, handouts, and drama scripts enable you to build a short program to suit your requirements.
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/index.php


TAILEND ô¿ô

Top 25 sayings for office inspirational posters

~ Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

~ Doing a job RIGHT the first time gets the job done. Doing the job WRONG fourteen times gives you job security.

~ Rome did not create a great empire by having meetings ... they did it by killing all those who opposed them.

~ We put the "k" in "kwality."

~ A person who smiles in the face of adversity probably has a scapegoat.

~ If at first you don't succeed, try management.

~ Never put off until tomorrow what you can avoid altogether.

~ Teamwork means never having to take all the blame yourself.

~ The beatings will continue until morale improves.

~ Hang in there - retirement is only thirty years away!

~ Go the extra mile. It makes your boss look like an incompetent slacker.

~ A snooze button is a poor substitute for no alarm clock at all.

~ Indecision is the key to flexibility.

~ Aim low. Reach your goals. Avoid disappointment.

~ You pretend to work, and we'll pretend to pay you.

~ Work: It isn't just for sleeping anymore.

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