Last Sunday I had the chance to be with eleven people from a few United Methodist churches around northern New York. I taught a little 2-hour class on Websites 101 for Churches.

Some of them had websites already and were looking for ideas about how to make them better. A few others had no idea where to start.

The getting a website online part is the easy part. And, depending on which system you’re using, the specifics about operating the software varies. So what I spent most of our time teaching about concerned choosing designs and making decisions about content.

At the end of the day, I think everyone had at least one thing they had learned. Thanks to all my students.

I said it at the end our our time together on Sunday, and I’ll say it again here for the record: it was a privilege to be their teacher for the afternoon. And I hope that they really do go on to build great websites for their churches.