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Frequently Asked Questions FAQs

About The Digital Faith Community

How is DFC different from the website hosting we already use?

DFC is not website hosting, but rather a Web 2.0 application.

We have a website, why should we join the Digital Faith Community?

DFC is not just a website, it extends your community online.

No servers or hardware required. No special software or HTML editing required. With just your web browser you can manage your system.

Every church, committee, youth group, anyone can join. Integrated search, user comments, event registrations & more. Automated driving direction to churches and other locations. Whether its searching for news about a church or sermon, signing up for an event or contributing to the discussion, your members won't just see a pretty website, they'll engage their faith journey online.

Will everyone be able to update our website?

DFC supports secure user accounts.

Won't it be hard for me to support all these users?

DFC is more than a robust Web 2.0 application; it’s phone, email and online support.

Many content contributors. Individual permission level.

Toll-free phone support. Screen sharing and online training. Email support. Training videos. Onsite training, speakers and consulting. Over the years our staff has developed the expertise to know what works online, how to deploy your sites and how to help your members. DFC has two simple charges. 1) One-time implementation fee that covers the development of your system, help with content migration and training. 2) A single monthly fee to support your application and your members. Just give us a call and we'll provide a specific quote for your community.

How much does it cost?

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What members are saying: "Our website design was out of date and the site was clearly becoming unmanageable as demand for up-to-date information exceeded the capacity of our staff and budget. It took the DFC to transform the site and really get things going." ! "We have been so glad to be able to offer DFC throughout our diocese; it has been very well received. Our website visitors have grown from less that 200 visitors per month before DFC to over 2,500 unique visitors last month. Not only does our site look much better, but about 30% of the people that visit our site can now search for a parish, read news and learn about them and then get driving directions." Mary Jane Cherry, Communications Director

What’s included: Websites: Create and maintain a professional, informative presence on the worldwide web. This is not just a website for your church, but for the whole community including all the classes, organizations, and groups within it. Content Management System: Password-protected, web-based content management allows easy site management and updating.

News, Blogs & More: DFC includes easy templates that let you or your staff update your site with the latest news and events, sermon archives, blogs, moderated comments and more.

Event Registration: Whether it is registration for a church retreat or Wednesday night supper, DFC can help streamline your registration process and make events more accessible for your community members. On-line Payments: If you'd like to let visitors register for events online the system provides options for online payment processing. Reporting: With the help of Google Analytics, DFC can provide excellent Search Engine Optimization, SEO, and powerful reporting. Support & Training: Telephone, email, online or in person, you choose.

People and Directories: DFC includes the ability for your members to create accounts, sign up for events, comment on publications and keep their contact information up to date online.

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! ! "Not only did the DFC provide the tools and training we needed, they also provided communications consulting that was invaluable. They helped us design and implement a complete communications plan and showed us how to execute that plan going forward. Without DFC we would not have been able to accomplish what we did." Lang Lowrey, Vicar of St. Benedict's Atlanta, GA

The Digital Faith Community !

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building your communities online

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