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Welcome to the new site.

July 9 2008 at 9:00 pm 5 Comments

It’s been a couple years in the making, and I’m excited to say, “it’s here!”

Welcome to our church’s newly designed website and this blog. (Aaah, just what the world needs—another blog!) Please poke around the new website and let us know what you think. I think you’ll find the resource section particularly useful. And members, you’re going to love the new photo directory!

But let me tell you about the vision for this blog.

On a weekly basis, my goal here will be to share a bit of the unique perspective I have as a pastor in seeing the many ways that God is at work in our midst. So I want to highlight how he’s speaking to us through his word preached, what the pastors are thinking and praying about and where God’s grace is at work in different people and ministries. The Bible talks about the eternal and heavenly significance of what God is doing in and through his church (see Ephesians 3:10), and I hope that this blog, in a small way, will reflect this reality.

The audience I’m writing for is local—members of this local church and neighbors in our local community.  So if you’re reading from Idaho, that’s great but—no offense—I won’t be writing for you. My scope is intentionally limited. I’m not trying to be “the blog for all nations.” Rather, I just want to talk about how the gospel of Jesus Christ is transforming lives in this town and this church family.

I also want this to be a place where you can add your voice to the topics and themes discussed. Now if you’ve spent any amount of time on the internet or other blogs, you know the comments section can often get a little hairy. So let me explain how we’ll handle comments here. Comments are welcome, but we will moderate them. So while all comments will be read, we won’t post every one. Thanks for understanding the need for this. Also, just like the blog itself, I’d like to keep comments primarily from locals—for people visiting the church and for members here. Finally, I ask that comments stay on the topic of the post.

All that being said, I’d love to get your feedback on the new site. The staff has been working so hard to get this ready for you. Please leave a comment telling them what you like.

Thanks for reading. I look forward to interacting with you as we celebrate God’s grace at work in our church.


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I appreciate all of the work that has gone into the new website.  It makes the 12,000 mile difference in our locations not seem so far away!  And I, who has been called “anti-technology” by my children, was able to easily navigate through the site.  Thank you so much for always striving to improve what is already excellent at Covenant Life, to make it even better—after all these years, that still impresses me.
Jane Choi (Bangkok, Thailand—but we’ll be back!)

By Jane Choi on 07/11/2008

Josh,

Being members from the most “northern out-post” of Carroll County, this will help us feel connected even more. Being at CovLife has transformed our whole family in the way we walk out our Christian lives. We will check your blog often. Glad we do not live in Idaho!

By Sharon Fogarty on 07/11/2008

I am so excited about this website!  Thank you for all the hard work that has gone into this project. What a blessing it’s going to make in the day to day life of our church family.  It will be so fun to hear a name and actually be able to go put a face with it.  :o)

With gratefulness,
Mindy

By Mindy Mayhew on 07/11/2008

I am excited about the prayer wall! Since we became members, I’ve been wanting to have a way to know what our fellow members’ needs are so we can pray for them as a community. I think this will make our large family experience more personal. For example, who knew that the Hydoskis are adopting a little girl from Ethiopia? How cool is that! What a blessing this feature will be! I hope folks will post the answers to their requests on the wall, too, so we can rejoice with them. Have to add that I was pretty surprised that, after ALL THOSE not-so-subtle hints, so many photos are still absent. Do people still have an opportunity to send in photos? (HINT, HINT.) Thanks, Web team!

By Mieke Clincy on 07/11/2008

This is just a very cool and thoroughly useful, fun and completely amazing job. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Well done, I really like it (can you tell?).
Jeff Truesdale

By Siri Truesdale on 07/11/2008
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