HELPING WITH HOSTING
God has been so good to our team! We have been able to help thousands of churches all over the world! This has been an unreal blessing, but it is also causing us to make some changes in the way we operate. We are asking all of our church websites to begin paying for their own hosting.
You are not parting ways with the For Ministry Team — not at all. We will still help you maintain your online presence, design new content, and add new features that make your website convert new visitors. We are taking the hosting off of our plates in order to free up our time and resources. This will allow the FMR team to serve you better and more efficiently — focusing on design, marketing, and coaching.
A hosting company that we really respect, FreshySites, has put together a hosting package designed just for FMR-affiliated ministries — offering you everything you need at a massive discount compared to their other clients. They have been the ones hosting your websites since we started in 2015.
I’m sure you have questions, like:
IS FMR BECOMING A PAID SERVICE?
No. Not at all! We will still be completely free. FreshySites will simply serve as a hosting company that handles the servers and storage of websites — we are not connected with them on a business level. We just love their work & customer sertvice.
WILL MY WEBSITE CHANGE?
Nope. We have worked with the team at Freshy from the beginning. Thus, everything will stay right where it is and look how it has always looked.
WILL YOU STILL UPDATE MY WEBSITE?
Yes! We will actually be able to update it faster now! This transition will free up a lot of our time and resources. Thus, we will be dedicating our time to optimizing, designing, and keeping up with digital trends for you.
WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS?
For Ministry Resources has grown from 12 clients in 2016 to nearly 2,000 now. We are thankful to help so many churches, but we want to be sure to steward our resources well. Thus, we are streamlining this process which will empower us to focus on social media, graphic design, website consulting, marketing, coaching, and a new project that we are rolling out in fall.
WHAT IF I CANNOT AFFORD IT?
Email us! We want to help you. You are not required to go with the Freshy Sites hosting. We can just send you your zip files and you can upload them to a different hosting service. It’s our goal to help, not hassle. We want to maximize your ministry, so we will work with you — just reach out to us.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact me or call me.
— Jackson Garrell
Head Content Writer, For Ministry Resources