A New Web Site Experience

July 21, 2020

You talked. We listened. We got busy. 


After months of hard work, we are excited to announce our newly designed website officially. 


Built from the ground up, the site is easier to navigate and more user-friendly - whether you're viewing it on desktop or mobile.


The new site includes some changes in navigation and improvements to your overall experience, which is technically called the UI, defined as the point of human-computer interaction and communication with a device, in our case - the website. 


One of the first things you will notice is a new landing page, a large image to draw visitors to our website. Gone is the carousel. We will still feature the latest news and items for your attention; they're now located in two different places. 


You will notice four boxes below the main image. Those boxes will contain the four latest news stories. 


Off to the left, you will notice a box called "Featured". This box will contain pages and locations on the website that are trending. The more visitors click on individual pages, the system will begin to notice and populate those pages to the "Featured" section. 


At the top of the web site, you will notice new containers or drop-down menus: 


  • Our Conference
  • Directories
  • News
  • Resources
  • How We Serve
  • Our Bishop 
  • Events


If you are used to heading to our site and clicking on one of the boxes that traditionally sat at the bottom of the website, you will now have to find it in the new navigation. 


However, if you have bookmarked a specific page from our website, the bookmark should still work. 


If the bookmark does not work for some reason or you can't seem to find what you are looking for, the search function has significantly improved. 


We are reasonably confident that a search will yield good results.


We know there is always an exception to this, and if that's the case for you, please free to email us.

Speaking of communicating with us, we have a new feature that we are super excited to roll out. On each page, in the lower right-hand corner, you will find a widget called "Notify". Click "Notify", and the website will automatically know where you are on the site and ask you, 'what's wrong?" Simply type a response, and we will get a report. 


We also paid particular attention to mobile devices as we know that's the primary way folks interact with websites. The entire experience on phones or tablets has been improved. 


​We hope you enjoy the web site, and we hope its a tool that can help you and your congregations transform the world in the name of Jesus. 



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