Spread the Word. Go and make disciples of all nations.
A website-blog enables you to reach further than you thought possible. With a website-blog you just may reach the one person God intended.
Would you like a few tips to set up a website-blog for a ministry?
There are many options.
My preference is what’s called a Content Management System or CMS for short.
Content is your message to your audience, that is to your tribe. It is the essence of what people need to know about you, your purpose and vision, your experience and your discipleship.
Use WordPress to Set Up A Website-Blog
My preference for a CMS is WordPress.
It’s easy to work with and it’s popular. I understand that WordPress has about an 67% market share for content management systems. See this for more information.
Also the WordPress software is free.
I recommend hosting your own WordPress website-blog.
Register a Domain
You first need a domain. That’s the web address.
If you don’t have a domain think what you would want it to be. Maybe something like yournameministries.com or just yourname.com or what ever best fits the “brand”.
You might want to use .org because ministries are normally nonprofit organizations.
I strongly suggest you use one of these services to register your domain. Hosting companies have an option to register a domain when you purchase hosting services. I prefer is separate because I have complete control of the domain ownership.
Never, never, never – did I say never – let a website consultant register a domain for you. You want your own domain account.
Create A Hosting Account
One you have a domain, you sign up for a hosting service. to get started I suggest you use Host Gator or Blue Host. I recommend staying away from Godaddy. I believe that Host Gator has a pay by the month option.
Check to see if they have special pricing for nonprofits.
If you are just starting out a starter package is sufficient. You can upgrade as your site grows.
Now that you have a hosting account, you need to install WordPress. The hosting companies above have an easy method and instructions to install WordPress.
Let me know if you have any questions.
I’ll expand the post to make it more clear based on your questions.
You’re not quite done.
Once WordPress is installed, there are a few more decisions to make.
I’ll cover those in another post.
But you can start using WordPress once it’s installed.