Disciples News Service

Communication Ministries seeks contract help

Request for Proposals for Service

Web support for Communication Ministries,

Office of the General Minister and President

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in the United States and Canada

Issued August 30, 2013


We are seeking an individual or group to assist in the management of the disciples.org website and several dependent websites.  The content management system is DotNetNuke  and the successful candidate must have a solid working knowledge of DotNetNuke modules and file management.  Work would begin in January 2014.


The website was redesigned  in 2012, so maintenance of the look, feel and organization must be maintained in all new postings.

The vendor may be asked to set up new pages or clusters of pages in support of various projects in the life of the church. These may need to have photos, anchors, feeds, video or a variety of other elements added including links to static (PDF) documents and other websites or pages.

The workflow will be somewhat sporadic.  Turnaround times for each piece would need to be negotiated and agreed upon between Communication Ministries staff and the vendor. Deadlines must be strictly adhered to as many of the postings will be event-related and thus date-sensitive.


Candidates for this position must have experience and knowledge in the following:

  • ASP.NET with a strong emphasis in C# programming
  • Windows 2008 Server and Internet Information Services 7.5
  • SQL Server Express and related software technologies
  • DotNetNuke Content Management System
  • Standard web programming languages (HTML, JavaScript, CSS)
  • Adobe Creative Suite

Other considerations

Minority individuals and minority-owned businesses are encouraged to apply. Businesses and individuals located outside the Indianapolis metropolitan area are also encouraged to apply.

Proposals should include:

  • Hourly rates
  • Operating system mastery and experience
  • Links to work samples with explanation of vendor’s part in the project
  • References

All proposals are due to news@disciples.org by 5 p.m. EST Sept. 20, 2013. Proposals received after that time will be discarded.