In this new age of open source technologies, there are tons of applications out there to build upon, use as examples or even license. So what I really need to be thinking is that I want to build a website mashup up of the pieces I need.
These pieces might be:
- An event registration system
- A photo gallery
- A bulletin board for Prayer Requests
- An online Bible and Bible studies
- An electronic invitation system
- A blog system
- ... many more possibilities ...
The interesting part is searching for them and then how to properly evaluate which one is best for the task. Here my journey begins; which one do I tackle first? How will I get feedback? If you are part of a big church, feedback is easy, but when you have a smaller congregation feedback is light.
Well all my summer conferences and events are coming up, so I think I will start with an event system. I read some stuff on ChurchCrunch about DoAttend and it looks sweet.