1.Websites are now the “front door” for a church. Most people will visit it before they ever step foot on your campus.
2.A professional website for a church presents the entire information( vision, mission, objectives etc.) about the church to current & future Christians in Cameroon and abroad.
3.A professionally designed website with a modern look and feel gives the partners or potential partners of the church the confidence to join the ministry & support the church from anywhere in the world.
4.A professional website tells them that the is a serious church and committed to reaching people across the world and it’s a trust worthy organization that can step up to meet the needs of God’s people.
5.A professionally designed website with an Online giving allows members to contribute even if they forget their checkbook on Sunday morning.
6.The congregation can and does fact check statements made by the pastor during the sermon.
7.Blogs allow the pastor to communicate and teach throughout the week.
8.Church announcements can be sent over the internet via emails, SMS, etc. If something happens in one church, people on the other side of the country hear about it almost immediately.
9.Instead of having their complaints contained, disgruntled church members can now send out a Facebook message or even start a blog to share their feelings with everyone.
10.Church promotion is no longer placing an ad in the local newspaper. It’s targeting ads to specific demographics and locations on Facebook.
11.Video calling using applications like Skype allows churches to remain in contact and have real-time conversations with missionaries around the world.
12.In-depth relationships may be harder to cultivate in real life due to some forming more shallow online relationships
13.Instead of needing shelves of commentaries, pastors can use Bible study helps like WORDsearch.
14.Churches and individuals can buy and download small group material online using online payments now available in Cameroon.
15.Virtually all of church history is at your finger tips, as a Google search can bring up original documents from Church Fathers, Reformers and Great Awakening evangelists.
16.Worship music is available to stream or download, giving churches access to more variety in the music they choose.
17.Teachers and preachers are forced to deal with a decreased attention span of listeners who are used to the speed of the internet.
18.You can now carry the Bible with you at all times on your smartphone through YouVersion and other Bible apps.
19.Churches have the ability to assess their progress in making disciples by using tools like Transformational Discipleship Assessment.
20.Generations raised with the internet have a broader scope of issues and often are inspired to take on and change global problems.
21.Podcasts enable the teaching ministry of a church to reach more easily into the homes of their members and benefit others around the world.
22.Using resources like Ministry Grid, training of volunteers can happen much more efficiently.
23.Social media has given a larger voice to many individuals who are not pastors or well-known leaders.
24.The phenomenon of online church has challenged pastors and theologians to consider what exactly constitutes a church.
25.Pastors and churches must deal with the permanence of the internet. A sermon from 10 years ago can be accessed and critiqued today.
26.Congregants face the distraction and opportunity of ever-present social media. They can use their phones to check sports scores or tweet a great quote from the sermon.
27.Denominational ties have weakened and other relationships strengthen as churches can find others who more closely resemble their theological convictions.
28.Churches face an additional pressure of constantly updating their website and online presence
29.Stand out of the crowd--->own a website---> help spread the gospel-->Reach out to multitude