We are excited to announce the official release of our new website. After nearly a year in the works, God has provided us with the tools, determination and expertise to bring a new online experience focused primarily on our New Website. It is designed to attract new visitors and help existing visitors – all of you. It will become the online hub of everything we do at Canyon Springs
The site boasts a big, friendly and professional look and feel. It’s super easy to use and navigate use. And it expresses Canyon Springs Church perfectly. A few of the areas that have been added and/or greatly improved.
Home Page & Welcome Video
The home page is welcoming and full of all of the necessary information for new and existing users to access – everything ranging from the 3 main sunday services (Adults, Youth and Childcare) to a grid/listing of all the Ministries. The video of Pastor Jack is professional, quick and welcoming.
One of the most visited pages in the site, the About Us page includes a complete bio of all of God’s Servants who make Canyon Springs Possible. Click on each team member to learn more about them and at times, see whacky pictures.
Series & Sermons Player
An interactive Series Player allows you to both Listen and Watch every Sermon. You can sort and filter by speaker, series, and more.
Every ministry is highlighted on the the site with it’s own dedicated page, and summarized on the main Ministry Page Directory. Learn more about each ministry, see pictures and/or videos, and easily contact each Ministry leader.
Every event and activity will be highlighted on the Calendar Page. Switch between Calendar and List views, and learn more about each item by clicking on it’s link. Google Users, you will be able to subscribe and/or import events into your calendar.
News & Blog
We will highlight News, Announcements, Events, Recaps and More through our Blog.
In late 2013, we launched a new platform for Online Giving and tithing that made it easier for you to give and easier for us to manage and maintain. You used to have to visit a 3rd party website. The new website further integrates the giving platform right into the site bettering the overall experience.
Small Groups Finder
All of our Small Groups are listed in an easy to use directory which shows general information and other facts as to size, type and whether one is full or not. Click on each group to learn more.
The new website offers a wide range of functionality to bring many “manual” activities online such as Sign-up, Volunteer and Connect Forms that make it easier for you to access, and more efficient for us to Manage.
The whole project has been in the works for over a year. We are also proud to have “kept it in house” by utilizing the talents, energy and input of all Staff Members and Members of our Congregation. It wouldn’t have been possible with the help of a bunch of God’s Servants who donated much of their time, services and expertise to see this project through.
Blake Miller is on Staff here at Canyon Springs and helps with the Church’s Marketing & Communications, including this very website. He is the Owner & Creative Director at MITO Studios a small creative, graphic and web design studio here in San Diego. Blake and his team oversaw the project, re-designed the overall content, architecture and functionality. Blake also personally provided most of the photography and imagery on the site. His team hosts the site and provides regular updates & maintenance for it.
Isaac Perez (and his Family) has been a part of the Canyon Springs family for years. Isaac’s company HiRank Websites designed the Home Page and the blazing fast theme / architecture. They also produced, shot and edited the Welcome Video of Jack on the Home Page. HiRank Websites develops high-end websites and provides SEO Services for Medium and Large businesses across the US and the World.
All of Canyon Springs Staff has provided many hours in providing new/revisited content, input and time to have their friendly faces photographed (and sometimes re-photographed 😉 )
More To Come
Our online presence will be an ongoing project and we have alot more in the works.
- Continue to Increase our Social Media Presence
- Re-instate our iTunes Podcast of Messages, Series and Sermons
- Introduce additional Podcasting Options (not just iTunes)
- Redesign the Email System / e-bulletin
- And much more
Let Us Know
We’d love to hear from you if you have any suggestions, ideas or if you find any errors or otherwise. Please Contact Us for anything you find or can think of.
More To Come
As we announced late 2014 at our Vision Night, this new site is one of many steps in a greater initiative to grow our church’s online presence. More and more people in our community are online and we want to move forward in making connections with the Next One.