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Featured Client: Amherst Baptist Church
Amherst Baptist Church (www.amherstbaptist.com) in Amherst, New York, was looking for way to keep their site's content relevant and informative. Several ministry leaders wanted to share information with the congregations through their church's web site, but getting content onto the site required going through one technical contact who wasn't always available and had trouble keeping up with the myriad of requests. Ministry leaders were also looking for a streamlined way to maintain an event calendar. They began using Community Spice because of the following benefits:
Delegation of ResponsibilityAmherst Baptist immediately got ministry leaders and members of their congregation involved with posting information to their web site. Now many people have been empowered to use their site as a means of effective communication.
Scalable and Cost EffectiveThey had done their homework, looking at several solutions before committing to Community Spice. They concluded that Community Spice was the option that provided the number of pages and features they needed, at a cost that was easy to manage.
Relevant PhotographyThey wanted their site to be personal and relational. With Community Spice they've added current photos of their church's members throughout their site in addition to a photo album, giving their site a unique personality.
Meeting Congregational NeedsOnline access to permission slips, medical release forms, weekly bulletins, and monthly newsletters was set up in minutes. When they hear that their congregation is looking for something more on the web site, they can quickly login to the tools and add it in.
Shared ContentMany ministries manage multiple pages on the web site but have common logos and messages to share across all of the pages. Community Spice's left and right content bars made it possible for each ministry to feature their own content in primary areas.
Unique TemplatesGiving the some ministry areas a distinct look and feel, while retaining the overall structure of the church's site, was important for Amherst Baptist. Community Spice's templates offered the flexibility to change the style of some of their ministry pages to be unique, while retaining the context of the rest of the site.
Timely EventsPosting a calendar of events was previously a tedious, manual process that only occurred once a month. The calendar was often out of date by the time it made it to the web site. Now Amherst Baptist can easily add information to their online event calendar, set up a repeating schedule for the event if appropriate, and Community Spice immediately publishes the events in weekly and monthly formats.
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