CWS Podcast - Ep. 64: Leaving a Digital Legacy

cws-podcast-logoOften churches take donations to purchase flowers for the altar; and a dedication is mentioned in the bulletin that week. Other churches may have a fundraiser where members purchase a brick that is inscribed with a loved one’s name. Tributes and memorials are way to honor and remember important people in our lives. Why not tie in your website so that memorials also live in the digital space. So how can you preserve a digital legacy? There are several options I will explore in this episode, including a memorial section, microsites, and even social media

Topics covered include

  • Memorial Sections
  • Memorial Microsites
  • Sharing Memorials on Social Media

Action Item

If you have an offline method of creating a memorial, do not keep it only there. Create a digital space for your congregation to remember loved ones. Not only will it be around just as long as a printed bulletin or inscribe brick; but it can be shared with others online. Thus your church and the healing message of Jesus will be spread to others. The best part is that these solutions often do not have a lot of overhead and extra costs.

Author: Stephen Morrissey

I have been making websites since 1996, and using social media since 2006. My current profession is designing user experiences for corporate software, websites, and mobile applications. I started sharing my knowledge with the world in 2011, about a year after a revival in my faith.