My dream for providing content and online community for youth workers is growing like crazy! It honestly is gets a bit frustrating to have all these ideas from the Lord while having no budget to pull it all off. Sure, I could litter this site with advertising and product reviews that often aren’t really worth your money; I could create a members area and charge for “premium” access; I could even just ask for financial donations. But all of those options are directly opposed to why I make youth ministry resources available for free in the first place, or they suck up what little time I have and leave no time for working on the projects they’re supposed to fund.
What kind of projects do I have in mind? Without revealing too much too quickly, how about a free missions trip this winter with your students and many other youth groups all over the country? (Yes, that’s right, a free missions trip sponsored by ministries like Dare 2 Share, YouthBytes and Xtreme Youth Alliance! Your kids will not pay a dime.) Two other big ideas are still in early development stages and one is in queue to be released within a couple weeks.
So, I’m excited to launch MinistryWebsites.biz, a small business that provides state-of-the-art websites to ministries using one of the most cutting-edge and user-friendly management systems I have ever seen. Seriously, this commercial system makes it so easy and simple to create and manage a slick website that your grandmother could figure it out in less than 5 minutes.
My hope is that this side-project will generate enough income to support all the youth ministry projects here at Life In Student Ministry and allow my time to be focused on development instead of fund raising.
If your ministry wants to establish a web presence for communication, MinistryWebsites.biz is the perfect solution. Check out the features, the free web designs, and the pricing. While you’re there, sign up for a FREE 3-page website.
P.S. If you’re a professional web designer or a php/mysql programmer and are willing to donate some time toward these upcoming youth ministry projects, please contact me. I need your help!
Posted on October 21, 2008