[Thank you for your interest in seeing our sample of how an Exploring God’s Word homepage functions.  This sample will also serve as our template for code and content when we set up your homepage, if you would decide to subscribe for this service.  Click here for more information about the benefits and costs of an EGW homepage for your congregation.
     Basic-version website — "About the ... Church of Christ" is your customized page with one available link to an optional page and is the first information page people see when they visit your congregation's Exploring God's Word website.  This page also displays when users click the "About the ... Church of Christ" link in the header frame above.  (The menu to the left provides immediate access to the shared library's most recently added or featured articles.)
     Here visitors find the local information about your congregation such as name, meeting and/or mailing address, worship and class times, and phone number(s) — in short, how people can contact or visit you.
     What other information should you include?  Preacher's name / background, offers of mailed or home Bible studies, radio / TV programs, newspaper articles, and website / email addresses are all useful information to the interested site visitor.  Do you have any special materials or tapes to share with your community concerning subjects such as marriage enrichment, Christian / Biblical evidences, how-to-study-the-Bible, family, gambling / alcohol / drug recovery, or anything else that might interest people in your area to contact the church?
     Important guidelines to remember as you choose and prepare your information for this page are:
          1) Keep it simple and easy to read.
          2) Keep it informative and interesting.
          3) Keep it brief -- about 150 to 300 words should be enough.  Remember, you have the option of including one link to a second page for providing additional information.
     Look through the following text for examples of what might be included and how it might be presented.  From less than 300 words the reader learns the essential place & times, the preacher's name, two other resources of useful information, and how the congregation views the importance of good Bible study.  In this case, the preacher's name is also the link to the optional page, possibly providing more information about him or perhaps an article by him to the website’s visitors.

     With the basic version website, you may provide monthly updates for the information on your welcome page and your optional page.  All updates should be sent to the EGW editor, either by postal or electronic mail.

~~~~~ WELCOME ~~~~~

Mystreet church of Christ
1234 - 56th St. NE
P.O. Box 000
Sample, South Dakota 99999-9999

(987) 654-3210

     Do you understand what you are reading as you explore and search the Holy Bible? God reveals His will through His written word to those who are willing to make the effort to understand.

     The Mystreet church of Christ meets at 1234 - 56th Street NE in Sample, SD.  Our preacher and evangelist is Real Good Guy.
     On Sundays we have a Bible study at 9:30 am, worship at 10:30 am, and an afternoon study and worship at 1:00 pm.  Our mid-week study is on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm.  If you enjoy Exploring God's Word, please listen to “Words of Christ” on radio station ABCD 700 AM, Sunday mornings at 8:30.  To learn even more about us, please check out our main website at “www.oursite.org” or check out Real’s website at “www.realgoodguy.com”.

     If there is anything we can do to help you better understand the Scriptures, please contact us at the Mytown church of Christ.  Our phone number is 987-654-3210.
     You may be struggling with questions and issues that we have already studied and discovered God's solutions.  Our library has good reference materials and tools for successful Bible studying.  Many we use regularly and can't loan them out, but you are welcome to use them here at our building
[alt: “our location].  We don't claim to have all the answers, but we are willing to search the Scriptures with you to find the answers to your questions.

~~~~~ upcoming events in Sample, SD ~~~~~
     • Churches of Christ in our region routinely host an area-wide singing on the fifth Sunday of months with five Sundays in them. At 4pm on January 31, this event will be hosted by the Mystreet church of Christ in Sample, SD.  Visitors are welcome to peaceably attend, enjoy the congregational acappella music, and stay for the meal immediately following the singing.
[alt.: No upcoming events reported here at this time. Please check www.oursite.org or our local TV, radio, and newspaper listings for possible events.]
Click here to see a list of some events being hosted by congregations possibly in your area.)

Acapella Singing

Bible Study
9.30 a.m.

10.30 a.m.

Bible Study
1:00 p.m.
Bible Study
7.00 p.m.

Pot Lucks each first Sunday of the month following worship.
As our visitor,
you are welcome to join us.

Return to www.oursite.org

     If you are a first-time visitor to our site, please fill out our visitor’s card so we may have a record of your visit.
     If you have some needs we may be able to help you with, please fill out our visitor’s card so we may know of those needs.

      [source and copyright information — allows people printing a copy of the local congregation's materials from this website to remember where they got it]
      This presentation courtesy of the [if appropriate, then alt.: “This presentation is provided by private sponsor on behalf of the]
                  Mystreet church of Christ.
                  1234 - 56th St. NE
                  P.O. Box 000
                  Sample, South Dakota 99999-9999
                  United States of America
      For additional quality Bible-study materials, contact your local church of Christ or access Exploring God's Word at www.exploringgodsword.co.
      Send us your Bible-related questions.