How should Anglicans “do church” these days? The Rev. Ed McNeill, Rector of St. James Anglican Church in San Jose, CA, has some pretty good ideas. Fr. Ed shared his thoughts at the Diocese of Western Anglicans annual meeting on Saturday, June 12th. Using state-of-the-art technology, he led the Diocese through a Power Point presentation over the Internet and took questions remotely.
Whether you are a church plant or a church about to lose its property, you should review Fr. Ed’s Portable Church Best Practices presentation in PDF format. The presentation covers Internet technology, small church music, the logistics of moving a small church around, and how to grow your church on a shoestring budget. When ready, Fr. Ed also gives a lead on where to get money to finance a church building. Particularly interesting and timely were the discussions on websites and search engine optimization (SEO). Churches must be serious about the web, it’s the way most people visit before they walk into the front door.
Fr. Ed left us with this thought: “Seek excellence in all things…don’t settle for good.” By reviewing Portable Church Best Practices, you will be well on your way to achieving excellence for your congregation.