The first of our featured ChurchInsight churches is St. Andrews in north Oxford. St Andrews is a large, family-orientated Anglican church with well over a thousand people in attendance. We spoke to William Pearson-Gee when he was curate there.
"Visitors have been attracted to us by what almost everyone comments is an amazing website." St Andrews Oxford. Photo: Bodhack on Flickr.
Growing Christians, resourcing mission is our aim as a church.
As a church we pray that we will worship God wholeheartedly as we meet together and in daily life; live the Bible as we allow God to change us; love one another as we serve and care; share Christ with our friends, our city and the wider world; and give generously of what we have and who we are.
Insight is a quantum leap for us. Our old website was DIY and only one person could update it! Our database was very limited and could only be accessed on site from one PC.
We compared a friend’s website to our old one and knew that we didn't have any excuses for falling so far behind! He went to the USA to plant a church. He emailed us a link to his website that was very impressive for a tiny church that we knew only had a few folk attending.
The database is invaluable to our ability to work efficiently. Things are now more organised, information is easier to access and people are better informed. We use the mailing from Web Office, we use rotas for every activity and of course the web site to advertise activities.
Our communications are much improved and rotas have saved us time chasing folk up. We try and send e-letters out every month and no one has opted out from receiving these so we know people like being kept informed by email. Insight has vastly transformed our communication.
Visitors have been attracted to us by what almost everyone comments is an 'amazing' web site. Staff make use of the database and mailing facilities. ChurchInsight is incredibly well thought through and easy to use.
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