...Technology to Enable Mission
Welcome to Website Version 4.0 -- Our mission of reaching people with the love of Jesus Christ extends to the Internet too. With that in mind, the goal of this website is to facilitate outreach by utilizing the most up-to-date technology available, inviting people into a Christ-centered community.
A variety of gifts will be needed to make this ministry a continued success, namely people with an understanding of the culture of our congregation and gifts of communication to shape an online picture of Lord of Life that expresses our community. Maybe this means you are a writer, photographer, or graphic designer... or, yes, even the tech geek who gets a thrill out of debugging PHP code. If you are interested in joining this ministry, contact the web administrator.
Continual Growth and Refinement
While we are very enthusiastic about the new technical features of the site and the possibilities for ministry outreach the site offers, continuing to make this a useful tool of ministry outreach will require targeted expansion and fine-tuning.
Into the future, elements will be refined and expanded, with new features added into the foreseeable future. Most of the new features that have been implemented thus far came as a result of an early-2008 congregational survey about what people hoped to find in a website. As this ministry continues to evolve, feedback from members of the congregation will be important to crafting a website that is relevant to the needs of current congregational members. To give feedback about this site, contact the web administrator.
Under the Hood
Since 2009, Lord of Life's website has been powered by the Joomla! content management system. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla! among the most popular website software solutions available. Joomla! is used as the backbone of sites as varied as the International House of Pancakes and the Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Advances in the Joomla! platform have allowed Lord of Life to be on the cutting edge of using websites for missional outreach. Read more about Lord of Life's site revision history in the Change Log below.