Back in 2008, I rescued a domain for North Hazelwood Missionary Baptist Church in Waynesville North Carolina (northhazelwoodbaptist.org).
Our “rescue” program kept viable domains that had links to them from other ministries from being taken over by advertisers or worse, porn sites.
Two weeks ago I was contacted by a church member that was tasked with the chore of trying to determine the best course of action for the church to get the domain back and put content back on the website.
We talked, she thought they wanted a simple website (at least at first) and might want to develop it going forward. I brought her to my demo website at churchdemo.us, and showed her the back end of WordPress, and she thought she could work on it herself relatively easily. Churchdemo.us is setup to allow people to feel free to try things out in WordPress without having to worry about destroying their ministry websites.
I told her I could build her a simple website, she could update it a bit and then go to the staff and see if that is what they wanted. We could then make changes going forward, or she could go in a different direction if that was what was needed.
I built the website and turned it over to her yesterday, she has made some changes and updates to it.
It is great to see the Lord using our ministry to protect and return these rescued assets to the churches when they are ready to use them again….