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 Ideas on How to Promote SermonIndex

A Dear brother gave a suggestion that I should make aware to everywhere a method of promoting the site, I think it was a great idea so here I am going to try and list some of the ways I think people could easily promote this ministry. You are just as much a part of this ministry then I am, and I am glad the Lord is using His entire body across the world to be a part of this site.

[b]Email[/b] - The brother suggested that people should include information and a link about SermonIndex.net at the bottom of every email. This is done simplier if you have a signature in your email where you can put some text and it will show automatically on every email you send out. This will help spread the word about SermonIndex in a great way. People that recieve your emails will then in turn sometimes even forward it on to others, therefore the word about the site could travel quite far. Here is an example of what you could use in your footer:

Visit: http://www.sermonindex.net
Over 3000 audio sermons you can download for free by classic preachers from the past: A.W.Tozer, Leonard Ravenhill, William Booth, R.A. Torrey, Billy Sunday, T. Austin Sparks, Norman Grubb, and many more.

or you could simply just put a text link to the site:

http://www.sermonindex.net


[b]Discussion Boards[/b] - Discussion boards like the one on SermonIndex that you are viewing is a great way to help spread the word about this site. If you participate on other Christian discussion boards you usually have an option of having a signature attached in every post. As the email signature you could simply add just a text link or text link and description to your signature, and therefore everytime you post to the discussion board you will help spread the word about the SermonIndex ministry.

[b]Flyers[/b] - I have recently made a large 8x11.5 flyer in which you can print out and post in a Church, Bible School, Bookstore, etc. Also more recently I have made a sheet quite similar but in 4 parts so everytime you make a photo copy of a page you get 4 flyers. These small flyers are great have in your pocket to hand out to Christians that you meet throughout the week. Also if you are a pastor or even layperson you could try and get a small flyer in every bulletin in the Church, or leave a large pile in the front of the Church. Also for Bible Schools it would be great to try and distribute flyers to the entire school, do as you feel led.


[b]Banners[/b] - If you are a webmaster of a website there are many options on how you can help promote this site. You could add a text link and description/review to your site. Also we have made available a [url=http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=25&forum=16&7]FREE Random Sermon Script for YOUR site!!![/url] Just simply add the 2 lines of code and random sermons will appear on your website every time the page loads. There are also [url=http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=124&forum=12&6]Some SermonIndex Banners[/url] that you can add to your site, there are many different sizes and shapes to choose from. Please also [url=http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/contact/]Contact Me[/url] about other ideas, such as getting and index of sermons on yours site, RSS feed and other opportunities.

RSS Feed for latest sermons:

http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/lykos_syndication/mods/mydownloads_rss.php


[i]If you have other ideas please let me know, I will post other ideas as they come to mind...[/i]


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 Re: Ideas on How to Promote SermonIndex

Great idea!

For email, I use Outlook Express.
First I copied the example into Notepad so I could adjust it to my liking.

In Outlook Express
Went to 'Tools', 'Options', 'Signatures' & clicked on 'New'. Went back to Notepad and copied the example and pasted it into the 'Text' box under 'Edit Signature' (Found it easier to type and adjust using Notepad, the 'text box' is rather small)
Checked the box labled "Add signatures to all outgoing messages" and [i]unchecked[/i] the box "Don't add signatures..." (kinda defeats the whole purpose :) )
Clicked "Apply" (Important!) and walah!

Checked it by opening a new email, then went back through the process by using 'remove'(In the 'Signatures' section) adjusting in Notepad until I got it just the way I liked it.

Idea.
Could also put this on my checks, maybe a shorter version, or a link...
Write enough of the things and this would lessen the pain!
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Flyers - I have recently made a large 8x11.5 flyer in which you can print out and post in a Church, Bible School, Bookstore, etc. Also more recently I have made a sheet quite similar but in 4 parts so everytime you make a photo copy of a page you get 4 flyers. These small flyers are great have in your pocket to hand out to Christians that you meet throughout the week. Also if you are a pastor or even layperson you could try and get a small flyer in every bulletin in the Church, or leave a large pile in the front of the Church. Also for Bible Schools it would be great to try and distribute flyers to the entire school, do as you feel led.


There is a missions conference right now in Toronto, and tommorow God Willing I am going to hand out flyers for SermonIndex, it occoured to me that Christian conferences are a great place to spread the word about this ministry. So if you are going to a Christian conference feel free to print off some flyers ahead of time: [url=http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=805&forum=16&2]Printable PDF SermonIndex Flyer!!![/url]

If you have any other suggestion on how to promote this ministry please share your ideas here. This ministry is really soley dependant on word-of-mouth so if you have been blessed try passing it on to others also. If you a pastor of a church or someone in a bible school, etc and would like to get alot more materials to help promote this ministry just use the [url=http://www.sermonindex.net/modules/contact/]Contact Us form[/url] to let me know.


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