FlockHosting wasn’t founded to make a buck. This is no surprise to some clients who’ve been with FH since the early days, you know me, understanding of financial hardship, and as generous as I can be with more resources [/end tooting of one’s own horn] 🙂 FlockHosting is a blessing to Me, I get to help Christians get online affordably and God’s never failed to take care of Me in the going on 10 years of doing this, and today’s announcement will continue that trend of being a blessing – specifically to Churches.
Starting in June, I will be offering Churches Hosting at No Charge. That’s right nil, no one, no one at all, no part, nobody, not a bit, not a soul, not a thing, not any, not anyone, not anything, not one, nothing, zero, zilch – (yes I used dictionary.com) — and this isn’t some “1 Page Website to Tell Your Members Times of Service!” no this is a website – end to end – email, audio (and eventually video) sermons, content management, great themes, easy to learn backend for keeping things up to date, online community forums to discuss and get help with your website, and tons of help getting things setup & managed, etc. etc. etc.
So your are probably saying to yourself that this sounds too good to be true – and your saying, “What’s the catch?”, well I am hoping for a two-way street, but I’m only going to ask – not require or demand your help in one of two ways:
- Spread the word about FlockHosting – Maybe Quarterly in a bulletin or church slides before service, put up one of several FH slides I’ll be providing for Display – or maybe a note in the bulletin – However you feel led to share!
- Take a special offering, may only get $1 and that’s PERFECTLY A-OK! Won’t change your quality of service, blessed by whatever your congregation gives. Can be one time, monthly, yearly, whatever you like it’s however you feel led!
Why do this? I mean seriously, I could charge a Church website $5 dollars or more a month, that’s money in the bank its money to pay bills, take trips, get gas for my car – I could be worried churches will take advantage, but I am hopeful Churches will be good stewards of this blessing, and if they feel so led, return the blessing! I am doing this because God laid it on my heart and I know the scripture will hold true:
GENESIS 12 (MSG)
1 God told Abram: “Leave your country, your family, and your father’s home for a land that I will show you.
2 I’ll make you a great nation and bless you. I’ll make you famous; you’ll be a blessing. 3 I’ll bless those who bless you; those who curse you I’ll curse. All the families of the Earth will be blessed through you.”
PROVERBS 11 (MSG)
25 The one who blesses others is abundantly blessed; those who help others are helped.
2 Corinthians 9 (NIV)
6 Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7 Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 9 As it is written:
“They have freely scattered their gifts to the poor;
their righteousness endures forever.”
How can I not help churches? Jesus commanded us quite simply:
MATTHEW 28 (NIV)
18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.“
The Internet is one of the largest mission fields in the world, reaches into almost every nation in the PLANET! So why not make it easy for Churches to get their message online, easier for locals to find the message, see your events, bring together folks who may of never passed your building? You may not be ready for online sermons, but who knows how maybe a Pastor’s Blog could help plant a seed in one life to bring someone to God?! How Amazing would that be!
So I’m taking away the financial reason to not get on the Internet with your church – it’s a leap of faith! Even churches currently hosted with Me, just wait for the program to go live next month, and if you want in and bills be gone, just open a ticket and I’ll get things rolling!
If your Church would benefit from this, but not 100% sure how this is all going to work? Hang tight, I’m even going to be building some videos, printed materials etc. to take to your pastor/it guy/etc. – I even plan to reach out to some of the FlockHosting family of customers who are designers, photographers etc. see if we can really work together as a BODY of believers and lend a hand here and there and truly do like Proverbs 11:25 says and work to Bless & Help one another!
Have a Blessed Rest of the Week and I look forward to sharing more of this new plan with you all soon!