Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Change Is Coming in 2017

It seems I have just gotten used to writing 2016, and now, I have to change to 2017!  A friend asked me last week, "Do you know how many Baptists it takes to change a lightbulb?" The response was, "Change?"  It's true, some of us seem to be resistant to change of any kind.

Another joke I have heard is, "The seven last words of the (you fill in the blank) church was, "We've never done it that way before!" We may chuckle at such jokes, but the truth of the matter is that if we refuse to make needed changes, we will be left behind.

So, what changes do we at Sermons4Kids anticipate in 2017?  Well, the first change we will make, after changing the date on our Sermon of the Week to 2017, is a redesign of our website.  "Why?", you ask.  Technology is constantly changing. It has been brought to my attention that almost half of our users now access our website from a mobile device.  The problem is that our current site does not render well on mobile devices.  You can access the site on a mobile device, but a different design for tablets and mobile phones is needed for our site to be fully readable and functional.

The process to redesign our website to make it fully compatible with all types of devices has already begun.  I am telling you about this now so that you won't freak out the first time you click on a link to and see an unfamiliar face.  The same material will still be available, but it will have a little different layout.  Click Here for a sample of what you can expect to see when you visit our newly designed website.

Don't panic!  You will find the same content and the menus will work pretty much the same as they have in the past. The difference is, we hope you will find the site more friendly, easier to navigate, and definitely, more useable on your mobile device. If not, click the Contact Us button and let us know what we can do to help.

Finally, I wish you a Happy and successful New Year in Children's ministry.  I hope that our new website design will greatly enhance our role in assisting you in teaching children about Jesus and his love.