Month: February 2015

From a student in Michigan

Thank you, so very much for what you do, it is so important to God's kingdom, and me. I need this course and get excited wait/watching the mail for the next to come. When I'm able I'd love to send an offering to bless/help this ministry, it's important & a blessing. I pray for God to amplify, bless and watch over & protect your ministry & the leaders & members in it. God bless, lots of love &...

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Web Hosting Ministry Update

An important part of our ministry is providing web hosting for Independent Baptist Ministries that do not have a web presence. After updating the links on the online-churches.org website yesterday, the stats show we have about 90 ministries on our hosting! It doesn't seem like I had been doing a lot of new hosting over the last several years, but I guess I was mistaken! Our current offering consists mostly of WordPress websites, with a small legacy group of Website Baker websites. We do not charge for anything we do here, the Lord has called us to enable any Independent Baptist Ministry to maintain an online presence whether they can afford it or not. The Lord has called us to expand His presence online, and charging would require us to take ministries offline at some point. Source: Cyber-Missions...

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Online Churches – A primer for getting your ministry online

I upgraded the software to this website (online-churches.org), and since I have not updated it in a very long time, I spent a lot of time updating the website to, particularly the links to ministries we are hosting and options for your online presence. Still in the process of bringing it up to date, will take a bit more...

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Volume 28 Issue 1 (First Quarter 2015) – Missionaries to Cyberspace Newsletter

"When you see the DOG go to GOD in prayer for the Hoffman Family – missionaries to Cyberspace." Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! The Latest News: As February hit, there is nothing new in the secular job situation, I will be continuing on at Greyhound. The next possible milestone will come in November, please keep us in prayer. Maureen is still recovering from her hand surgery, and Bob will be going in for sinus surgery on February 10. Please continue to keep us in prayer! In preparation for returning to full time service, the board of directors has recommended we set up a "Vision Fund." Right now all contributions received go into budget to support the cost of the ministry and all personal expenses are paid for through Bob's secular work. A designated gift to the Vision fund will be available for use in the personal financial needs of Bob and Maureen Hoffman.  Church Website Ministry:. The Independent Baptist Database (baptist-ministries.org) crashed the database server on the shared hosting provider we were using causing the hosting provder to lock us out of the database and causing the website a service interuption for 5 days. This has resulted in us going back to a VPS (Virtual Private Server) and moving the three largest and potentially disruptive database sites off the shared hosting solution. I had problems in...

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