AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
“The organization fits with user’s expectations, a faceted navigation system invites the target audience to learn as they browse, and nomenclature is simple, common, and inviting. “ (BLOOMSTEIN 2012:38)
Church is continuously developing itself to be digitally competitive. We can learn more from this beautiful and well maintained websites. I don’t see them as boring and old fashioned but I find them much more better than those commercial sites. This site was so inviting and so refreshing it was like taking a break from a busy world. One of the aims and objectives was to experience the presence of God through the use of internet.
“We look for this sites for curiosity reasons but unknowingly this sites look after our souls and develop us to became more intimate with God.”
We are created by God, we are gifted with so many talents and abilities. And because we are created by Him, our instinct was to worship our creator in everyway. The church through digital media help us discover our Spiritual Strengths and Heavenly Knowledge. It is free and it was very fulfilling to know that someone above us was there watching all the time. As we grow, we discover so many ways on how to connect to the Lord even digitally.
We can say that a baby was formed in a mothers womb, but life comes from God and a body without soul is a waste. The needs of our souls cannot be satisfied by the things of this world but by the Word of God through Jesus teachings, channels of friends, through media and specially the Church. Glorifying the Lord, creator of heaven and earth and preparing the people of God for the coming of Jesus.
THE TARGET GROUPS, TOOLS TO BE USED, SOLUTIONS AND EVALUATION
“Definition of aesthetics includes, for me, a projection of the characteristics of the audience to whom this aesthetic will be and can be appealing. That of course applies to both websites and its distinct audiences.” (GUNTHER KRESS 2009:173)
It also depends on how the website was designed. Visually some are for women and those on the feminine sides. For example, aholyexperience.com was designed specifically for general viewers but I see that the colors was very feminine. So It would be not so appealing for a man to visit the site but it still depends on each person. Other site was for young professionals, and students like for example threadsuk.com. Targeting people who loves to read and write. Also for people who love photography and would love to visit the site for additional tips on how to shot like a professional. Those video lovers who was lazy to read but enjoys the pleasure of watching in high definition. And generally this websites was intentionally for Christian growth. While enjoying the use of the technology it also help us to learn more about Jesus and how to be victorious while were living on this earth. It’s a tough world and this Christian social media was also creating a voice for other people that doesn’t have enough freedom to practice their faith. For me one of the best digital tools was youtube and facebook. This two are the most viewed and most visited site by believers and nonbelievers. A great way if the church team would be much more knowledgeable in using movie maker softwares and photo editing software. If the outcomes of this was an increase number of viewers then the church members should not stop working out for new ideas to improved the site and continue the mission. If not then try to make another plan so that the church will grow and come up with possible ways to upgrade the system.