Tad Thompson, Sr. Pastor @ Harvard Baptist Church -Siloam Springs, Arkansas, set up a blog for a series of sermons called The Core. Unfortunately it is no longer available to look at online but it was pretty impressive and a great idea.
He mentioned it in a comment made on a previous post. Then he expanded on it in an article at his Total Leadership blog (also no longer on the Internet):
“I recently began a sermon series called the The Core. This series covers 15 essential doctrines of the faith. I decided to create a blog that goes along with the series. You can read it at www.thecoreconvictions.wordpress.com . Now people can interact with the material all week and discuss the topic. Do I have most people discussing, no, but they are reading. Another plus is that people can stumble across the page and read the material and the blog points them to the sermons online. The key is multiplication. Multiply your ministry and you will multiply influence for the glory of God.”
What an excellent use of a blog for ministry. Pastor Tad used WordPress.com to set up the series of sermons blog. Cost= Zero $ @ ministry multiplied exponentially. Blogs like this can be set up as temporary sites, or a more permanent blog could be set up to post current sermon notes along with keeping the old series notes in the archives.
Blogging programs make this all possible and easy to post and organize. Blogger.com is another free alternative for quickly setting up a sermon site. However, WordPress.com is a particularly good choice for this purpose since the program offers static pages that can be used for various purposes. Pastor Tad used a second page on the blog for a Core Reading List. Thanks Pastor Tad Thompson for the great ideas. *Top