What Has Changed?

What Has Changed?

I have added so many features to the new website that I know you will love.

For starters I have added a new look to the website, giving it a nice and clean look.

We have many more features with our website.

 

Social Network Feature:

We have integrated a system similar to the popular social network platforms such as Facebook, Myspace, Linkedin. We have made sure this system is very user friendly but at the same time powerful enough to offer tons of features.

Here is what we are able to offer with our Social Network System:

  • User Profile Pages
  • Pretty Profile Urls (to help with memorability and Google Indexing)
  • Ability to Upload custom avatars (falls back on Gravatar)
  • Adding Users as Friends
  • User Profile Posting (for friends)
  • User Profile Post Commenting (for friends)
  • Friend Activity Pages
  • Full Member Directory
  • Login & Navigation Widget
  • Random or Recent Users Widget
  • Email Notifications
  • User Email Notification Opt-Outs
  • Front end login, logout, lost password and registration system.
  • Twitter-Like user tagging (using the @ symbol followed by the user's name)
  • Custom Profile Fields (configurable by the admin)
  • Private Messaging

This alone would seem like enough for a website, but I decided to add more.

I also introduced a Prayer request section to the website. The prayer request application allows users to submit requests, or pray for existing requests. All requests can be moderated from the admin section and can be flagged by members as inappropriate requests. 

Every time a request is prayed for, and the user clicks the "I Prayed For You" button, the requester will receive a nightly email detailing how many prayers they received that day.

We also have a blog section where members can post blogs. The main blog of our website will only be for website administrators and board members. But you can post your personal blog via your profile.

 

We have also made a logo for the church. This logo is a unique logo that I believe fits our church wonderfully.

 

Are we done yet? No. We are already working on other features that we will be adding to the website in the future.

Here is a list of the features that we will be adding:

 Completed – Sermon Videos – Just like our first website, we will be publishing sermon videos in higher quality and closer to the minister.

More Graphics – We will be adding more graphics to the website as time goes on.

Church Directory – We are still debating if this directory will be a list of all members or just board members.

Completed (Waiting on NIV Version) Online NIV Bible – This feature is currently just an idea and we are not sure if we will be given rights to publish this on our website, but we are going to try.

Bible Lessons – We want to add bible lessons that you can do at your home, in case you are not able to make it to church.

Centennial Christian Church App for iOS and Android – This is again just an idea. We would like to expand our community to mobile devices.

……and we have more features planned.

 

So check out our new website and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

– Adam Thiele 

Webmaster

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