Set Your Goal

You want to be effective in digital ministry. Set SMART goals. (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Timely).

Know Your Audience

How to create a persona, based on research, educated assumptions, and real experiences. to help you in digital ministry.

Social Media Basics

Best practices and key tips as you get started in the world of social media for ministry.

Create a Journey

A content journey is taking your user through a digital journey, step-by-step, going from one call to action (CTA) to another.

Intro to Analytics

Analytics can help you see where God is at work in people’s lives online, and evaluate the effectiveness of your digital efforts.

Put It All Together

Final instructions for a new digital strategist.

Marketing to Expand Your Reach

This section provides training and resources to help you grow in your marketing capabilities.


Find playbooks for using and leading with analytics, webinars, and step-by-step guides for using our Cru analytics tools.

Social Media Management

Find training and how-tos for managing your social media channels as well as running social media campaigns.

Email Campaign Management

Find helpful resources to help you get started with Adobe Campaign and to run your first email campaign.

Content Management Systems

Cru supports two content management systems that can host your website: Adobe Experience Manager (AEM) and WordPress.

Learning Management Systems

Find helpful resources to help you get started with the right Learning Management System (LMS) to fit your training needs.


Worksheets and diagrams to help you plan your strategy


What does THAT mean? Find the answer here!

Measuring Fruitfulness

How we define and measure fruitfulness in the digital ministry context

Cru Digital Ecosystem

Directory of the supported apps and sites we use for ministry


Edit a Page

(Note: The images on this page are not optimized for mobile)

Below you will find a list of components that you may find particularly useful.


When you want to edit a page, you’ll need to click on the image in the navigation path, then click on the Edit option in the header.

Once you get on the page, if you click on the Page Information icon in the upper left hand corner, you’ll see several options available. 

Some of the most important ones are as follows:

  1. Global Properties

  2. Open Properties

  3. Publish Page

  4. View as Published

Other useful options are under the Edit button in the top right corner. You’ll notice that there are several other options in there. 


Below are a small description of each option:

  1. Edit- The instance where you edit the page content and can make changes.

  2. Layout- Change the layout of the content depending on the device dimensions being used. Options include: Desktop, Tablet, Phone. This allows you to hide/show components or change the design on different devices .

  3. Timewarp- A feature of Adobe Experience Manager Sites that provides authors with a quick way to review the state of a page at a specific time in the past.

  4. Design- If design mode is enabled, you can enable/disable certain components, you could also configure the design of the component

Editing the Page

Now that you know some important layout features, let’s dig into editing the page. When you first open an AEM edit page, the side rail will pop up. You may scroll through the list of assets (images, video, content fragments, experience fragments, etc) by staying on the section that pops up.

(usually, there are previews of the images uploaded to AEM, but since they were newly uploaded, it takes a couple minutes for the preview to show up)


You’ll notice the two other icons in the top left of the image. The one in the middle represents Components, and the one at the bottom represents Content Tree

  1. Components: When you click on the component icon, you’ll be shown an exhaustive list of all the available components for the template on your page.

  2. Content Tree: The content tree gives an overview of all of the components on the page in a hierarchy so you can see at a glance, how a page is composed. It is especially useful if you want to see how another page is laid out, so you can use a similar structure if desired.


To add a component to a page, hover over the blue box, click it, then click the ‘plus’ icon





Everything we do should be within Container components. You can drag other components inside of container components. For this example, we will be using a Title & Text component.


We want people to utilize Cru.core components whenever possible. We are working diligently to put more options on Cru.core, but if it is absolutely necessary you may find components elsewhere.


Add a Title component and edit it by clicking on the wrench icon, or the pencil icon.



Deleting Components

To delete a component, click on and select the component so that a blue border appears. Then press the Delete key on your keyboard. You will then be prompted to confirm the "Delete" operation. You may also click on the trashcan icon in the grey menu that appears when left-clicking on the component.

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