When you look through the Bible you see in the Old Testament how the priests stood between God and the people. They were the representatives of the people before God. And they represented God before the people.
The New Testament contrasts that with the priesthood of the believer where there is no longer any barrier between God and his people. On the day that Jesus was crucified the veil in the temple was torn from top to bottom symbolizing the removal of that barrier between God and man.
At that moment everything changed.
I’ve often heard preachers point out that now, since Jesus Christ is now the high priest, every believer has the ability to personally approach God directly through Christ. But what I don’t hear nearly as often is how things changed on God’s side.
Now, according to the New Testament, God can communicate directly with his people. He no longer has to rely on priests and prophets for that.
Old Testament Web
Today most website companies, especially those who serve churches and faith based non-profits, mostly act like Old Testament priests. They stand between leadership and their members.
Far too often whenever you want to make a change to your website you have to reach out to your website company for them to make the change. And like the Wizard of Oz they implore you to ignore the man behind the curtain in order to give you the impression that managing your website is mysterious and difficult. Often it seems they operate this way in an effort to keep their prices up.
Ministries that want more direct control or have a smaller budget usually end up with some volunteer taking care of their website in their spare time. Often that choice results in websites that don’t serve the church well. Sometimes they look, shall we say, dated and out of touch. And usually they are ineffective when it comes to attracting potential new visitors.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
New Testament Web
Here at Emmanuel Press we take a New Testament approach to websites for churches and faith based non-profits. We provide you with the tools and the training to equip your organization to manage your website’s content directly.
Now your church can speak directly to the people you are trying to reach.
With our services you will have a website that
- Looks up to date and relevant
- Makes it easy for your team to add new content
- Is priced to fit your budget
- Ties into social media
- Ranks well in search engines
In short we offer websites with the latest technology that look great and can actually help you reach more people with the good news about Jesus.
And because they are so simple to manage, your volunteers can still have an important role. When you partner with us your volunteers are freed up from dealing with the technology so they can focus on what your ministry has to say.
Just like the tearing of the veil in the temple, we remove the technology barrier so that you can communicate directly with the people you want to reach with your website.
From our experience with small business websites over the last few years we know that organizations reach more people through their websites when they communicate directly with their audience. This isn’t theory. We’ve seen it time and time again.
Your ministry can see these same benefits with Emmanuel Press.