Inside United: Realtime

Exciting News & Updates from UCGIA

Update: Web Site Redesign

August 17, 2010

The media department announced in early June that was to be updated and revamped. So far the project has a slated completion date of May 1, 2011. This includes server transitions, programming changes and content conversion into the new format. To ensure that new users won’t get confused with new functionality, beta testing and debugging are also included in this estimated timeframe.

Defining Topics

The Web team, with the help of the managing editors of various publications, has identified more than 120 topics that all of our content falls into. The topics cover a very broad spectrum. Some topics are lighter, such as entertainment and personal appearance. Some topics are heavier—sin, addictions, death and various other things that a Christian needs to face in his lifetime. When you go to a topic page you will be able to see all of our material on a certain subject—videos, commentaries, sermons, articles, FAQs and booklets.

Diligently adding archives

We have 5 part-time contract workers helping to categorize and optimize the estimated 15,000 items of content the Church has produced in the past 15 years. This is a tedious process that cannot be automated in any way—requiring converted people at the helm to determine if an article is better tagged with “Gospel” or “the Kingdom,” for example. The efforts of the team are extremely helpful in making the topic pages correct and useful for people trying to learn more about God’s way.

Finalizing Technology Decisions

Decisions on server technology are being finalized very soon. When this is completewe will be able to contract a server from a reliable hosting company that should fit our needs in the short and long term.

The entire team would like to thank you for your current prayers and ask for your continued prayers on the success of this project.

Tom Disher
Senior Web Developer

August 17, 2010 - Posted by | Good News Magazine, Home Office, Media and Communications, World News and Prophecy |


  1. Thanks, look like a lot of hard work is going into this web update. Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

    Comment by Ruth Bailey | August 17, 2010 | Reply

  2. This is very exciting news. Please let me know if I can help with QA testing and bug submission.

    Comment by Mike Kubik | August 17, 2010 | Reply

  3. About time!!

    Actually, I want to say “God be with your efforts!”
    But it will make anyone’s search so much easier & productive!
    I’m sure all of us will appreciate all of your efforts.

    William Miller

    Comment by William Miller | August 17, 2010 | Reply

  4. The prayerful spirit-led implementation thereof will prove to be very fruitful and will be used to the glory of our Great God and His Holy One – a hearty thanks to all who contribute to this AWESOME project – our Father and His Holy One will inspire you as you ask and rely on them.

    Comment by dwight s. stewart | August 17, 2010 | Reply


    Comment by H | August 17, 2010 | Reply

  6. Thanks for putting so much time and effort and love into the work. We are very thankful for you.

    p.s. So is GOD!

    Comment by edenhomeandgarden | August 18, 2010 | Reply

  7. I was wondering why there is no Santa Rosa/Petaluma (CA) website for the congregation there. They aren’t “chopped liver” and I’m sure we are missing out on potential brethren by NOT having a web presence for people in the North Bay. Just wondering.



    Comment by Marc Cebrian | August 22, 2010 | Reply

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