Westcott Foundation: Resources list

SOCIAL MEDIA, HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS, MISSION & EVANGELISM IN TODAY’S CHURCH

RESOURCES

Website design

Church 123.com: commercial site offers advice on what to avoid.

Ideas on using colour.

Email newsletters

Mailchimp: create, send, and track email newsletters

Blogs & websites

Tumblr: Post text, photos, quotes, links, music, and videos from your browser, phone, desktop, email or wherever you happen to be. You can customize everything, from colors to your theme’s HTML.

Pinterest is a pinboard –style photo-sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, and hobbies.

WordPress for websites: web software you can use to create a beautiful website or blog. You download it to your own host.

WordPress for blogs: a hosted version of the open source package where you can start a blog in seconds without any technical knowledge.

Drupal – free software package that allows you to easily organize, manage and publish your content, with an endless variety of customization.

Vine: mobile service that lets you create and share short looping videos.

Soundcloud: audio platform that enables sound creators to upload, record, promote and share their originally-created sounds.

Audioboo is a mobile tool for audio producers to record, upload and share audio.

Further ideas

Diocese of Norwich

Useful blogs

Ideas from the Cartoon Church.

Churchmarketingsucks.com (US)

Commercial providers

Church Insight

Church123.com

Useful sites for importing/ linking to content

Basic information on faith from www.rejesus.co.uk

Beginners’ guide to prayer from the C of E

RSS feeds

C of E for daily prayer

Methodist Church daily prayer

Accessibility

Abilitynet – links to a number of resources to help ensure sites are accessible

RNIB

Dyslexia

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