Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Free Websites for Churches Together Groups

Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) are offering free websites for Churches Together Groups.  Churches Together Groups were established through the 1989 Swanwick Declaration and they are an opportunity for local churches to work together usually under a constitution for an unincorporated association.  Consequently, they are a flexible approach to local collaboration and can accommodate a very wide range of traditions.

CTBI on their website, explain what they have on offer:

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 new 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 organisation (CTE, Cytun or ACTS); 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. 

Websites for Churches Together Groups that have already signed up can be found here.  See below for a recent post about Churches Together Connect.
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