For your own use, you can subscribe to Really Simple Syndication (RSS) feeds for aggregated news and other information.
To Your Website
For the church or ministry webmaster, RSS is a way to feature content on your website that is distributed to subscribing websites. Your website can, for example, feature content kept up to date by PlusLine (e.g. devotionals, church ministry news, reports, images, audio and video presentations, news articles). Adventist News Network also makes it possible to feature their content on your website -- RSS syndication allows flexibility for web sites to format ANN headlines to match their site's look and feel.
The Mountain View Adventist Church features RSS feeds.
The Santa Barbara Adventist Church features RSS syndication, Podcasting and other Streaming Media technologies.
RSS is featured by Simple Updates if that his how your church or ministry site is hosted. TAGnet is also offering similar RSS based features.
Free RSS fed Websites
Here are some examples of the 4700 Free Websites for local Adventist churches that are being provided for churches that do not have a website:
- White Salmon Adventist Church
- New York Adventist Fellowship
- Jackson Heights Adventist Church
These are provided by NAD's Adventist Church Connect, with the hosting provided by Simple Updates. You can also read the Church Connect FAQ page.
The original target was the popular iPod. Any digital audio player or computer with audio-playing software can play podcasts. Podcasting is an audio or video feed (e.g. MP3, WAV, MPG files) typically using RSS. The process is simple to setup, and by making audio content available using RSS, podcasters give listeners more control over what they listen to and when. Many podcasts are available for syndication, which increases the audience.
Websites to visit, to dig deeper into RSS and Podcasting
|What Is RSS? by wiseGEEK|
|RSS-XML by Simple Updates|
|RSS Tutorial for content publishers and webmasters|
|Podcasting explained by Wikipedia|
|Podcasting Tutorial by Feed For All|
|RSS Specifications > What is RSS? and Podcasting Explained|