We are offering local Churches Together groups a free website and hosting, based around an easy-to-use Content Management System (CMS), linked to our social networking website Churches Together Connect .
A number of features help to keep website content fresh and up-to-date: the website automatically takes news feeds from CTBI and your national Churches Together organisation1; and 'plug-in' content allows local groups to quickly add details and direct links to resources available from CTBI, such as for the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, Lent, Creation Time, Racial Justice Sunday and Remembrance Sunday.
The website comes with sample content but is customisable to enable local groups to add and edit their own sections and pages as required, as well as upload photos and add videos. A banner and logo, plus a number of themes, are provided, but local groups are free to upload their own.
A sample website can be viewed here
If you are interested in a free Churches Together website, please email CTBI
Churches Together Connect is an online space to share and receive - thoughts, reflections and insights from other people who share similar interests and commitments. We hope you'll use it to:
- learn from each other and to explore what it means to be a Church united in Christ
- generate ideas
- share resources for worship, liturgy and spirituality
- engage and discuss current issues with people from diverse backgrounds
- publicise community and Churches Together events and get ideas from others about how to organise particular events and use the best resources
We encourage local Churches Together organisations to set-up their own group on Churches Together Connect, which will provide space for their supporters to interact.
We hope in the future to also provide an automated news feed from the Irish Council of Churches (ICC) .