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Friday Four: Church Inviter

Launching a new sermon series? Beginning a new church year?  Starting a new church ministry? Starting a new church campus/church plant?

Whatever is on your church calendar, you want to notify as many people as possible so everyone is aware and will attend.

There are multiple strategies and approaches to help accomplish your goals, but I’d like to introduce you to a new service that adds evites (electronic invitations) to church websites as a creative way of inviting people to church.

Click to visit: ChurchInviter.com

Check out these features.

1. FREE

That’s right. Right now ChurchInviter.com is still in beta; meaning further development is happening behind the scenes and much needed testing is needed to see how the overall service performs. I have personally talked with the solo developer of ChurchInviter.com and he has indicated that there will always be a free or “lite” version of this service to churches or non profit organizations.

2. EMBEDS INTO WEBSITE

Things cannot get as simple than copying and pasting a code into your website to provide features to your visitors. All you have to is create an account, grab the code, and embed. That easy. So, anytime you make a new evite or delete an evite from the ChurchInviter.com website, it will automatically be taken care of because of your unique HTML.

3. DESIGN YOUR OWN EVITE

This is a PLUS with ChurchInviter.com. The service allows you to creatively think outside the box and upload your unique sermon graphics or invite graphics specific to your upcoming events. You have complete control over the design. Why use plain text and “canned images” when you can use custom graphics that make the invite visually appealing and have full control over technical aspects of the evite presentation?

4. INCORPORATES SOCIAL MEDIA, STATS and MORE

Your visitors are given the ability to share the evites via email, Twitter and Facebook. Tim is further incorporating other social media platform but right now, it is focused on these three. Also, from the administrative side of your “campaigns” you have at your finger tips stats of how many evites have been sent via email, Twitter and posted to Facebook. Tim is gradually going to incorporate Google Analytics into the platform as branding options, captcha, ability to make donations, activate and deactivate evites, and sending evites with embedded Youtube videos.

There is a alot about this service that is SOLID and is absolutely geared and focused on the needs of the Church to reach outside the walls and bring people in. I see it as an enhancements to church web administrators who do not know how to create custom evites but would like to make this available to church members.

Is this a service that your church would consider? Are there any features that you would like to see incorporated? This is still a beta project and you may have tremendous impact on further development.

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