I'm Jon Burdon, founder of Churches Alive Online and #ukchurchchat. I've been writing websites since we have had websites and am now working with other Christian professionals to deliver the Churches Alive Online project.
I have a been a Christian all my life, and I have a vision for the internet as a sacred space. I'm also passionate about helping churches get a modern, high quality website that they can afford. The big idea on this site is to create a digital hub for UK churches. This will be a place for UK Churches to share ways they are using the internet to grow their churches and develop new forms of church. The blog is a place for advice and support for churches on their journey with the internet. It's also a place for discussion.
Through the #ukchurchchat twitter hour I'm also hoping to develop a pioneering virtual church project. This involves using twitter as a way of helping people 'find church' on the internet. When combined with regional 'tweet ups' there is potential here for a real 24/7 go anywhere model of church.
High quality website design for churches is offered so that UK churches have a sensibly priced, modern and powerful option for their church website that uses the latest web technologies. Your church website is the first impression people have of what makes your church special, it's your chance to get across something about who you are and what you are all about.
All churches that sign up for a website with Churches Alive Online are supporting the further development of the #ukchurchchat virtual church project and #ukchurchchat blog project. Churches Alive Online donate £5 to wonderful work of The Memusi Foundation for every website that is developed, and £1 for every blog that is posted on the #ukchurchchat blog.
I am currently in the process of praying about the best way to move the project forward. Decisions centre around whether to set up Churches Alive Online as a Charitable Company / Not for Profit Organisation or Charity. Watch this space.