IT & Media Ministry
Unless churches embrace the new communication technologies of today they are hampering their growth.
Question to ask yourself
How is my congregation communicating with each other?
Are we using the same technologies to communicate with them?
Purpose of IT & Media Ministry
To server the Anglican Province, Dioceses and Parishes, by offering advice,
support and training in areas of Information Technology (IT) relating to how we
communicate with each other in the 21st centery.
Websites & E-mail
Aim: To see every Parish with a positive presence on the web!
GtC has its own internet service facility. This allows us to host your website
and e-mail accounts in a professionally managed server environment.
The advantage is that we can offer cost saving internet services along with the
same service levels offered by Internet Service Providers.
Our assistance with websites
New website: We have adapted the Mojo Portal to use. This is a very easy system to be able to update your website once we have set it up. We have created an easy to use step by step instruction manual for the basic maintenaince of the website. Click Here to see the manual.
We are developing different colour combinations to use so you can skin your site
to what you like.
The big question when it comes to websites is the cost. We will set up a Parish
site for free saving you the initial large outlay. GtC does ask for a donation
per month towards the costs of running this ministry. Currently that is around
R250 per month, it must be noted that this includes your hosting fees. Should
your Parish truly not afford to pay for a website please still contact us so we
can work out a way to assist you.
Existing website: We appreciate that some Parishes have
invested heavily in their websites. As a way to support GtC they can transfer
the hosting of their website and e-mail to the GtC servers. GtC will charge you
the same costs as you are paying to your hosting provider, with the same package
as you are getting from them.
Raise funds with websites
In these difficult economic times Parishes can raise additional funding by
partnering with GtC media in offering website hosting to the members of there
Members who transfer their website hosting to the GtC server will pay GtC for
the service. The profit made from this will be split with the Parish.
This is a way for members of the congregation to channel more money to the
church without impacting on there expenses.
There are many other projects we are currently working on to provide affordable
technologies to Parishes. Please ensure you are signed up to receive the
GtC updates so you can be
Process of setting up your Parish Website
Appoint some to be responsible for the website.
We register a website name (domain) for the parish or transfer your existing
name to the GtC server.
Set up your e-mail address on the GtC server.
Load up your website template.
In collaboration with you we layout your website.
The people responsible for maintaining the website are given training.
GtC media is on hand for any support you need.