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Web Weight Poll Results

February 24, 2009 by

2009_02_24_webweightpolllresults.jpgYes! Only 4% of you don’t have a web site! Amen.

Excuse me. What I meant to say was: Last week, we were wondering how important you would say your church’s web site is. Is it just a level above your families in importance? Could you live without it? Is it worthless? I had a hunch there would be a lot more of the latter than the former, but thankfully, I was wrong.

The biggest chunk of you say that it’s absolutely essential to your church’s function. You’re tapping the full power of the web to bring people in and keep them connected, and we support that.

Slightly less of you would describe your site as “helpful” but not “essential.” Maybe people can figure things out there, but they could certainly live without it. It’s just a hair above the next option of “auxiliary,” both of which hover around 25% of you.

16% of you still say it’s useless, so there’s still some work to be done (Hint: Church Marketing Lab and Freelance Lab). But hey, at least you have a site, that’s a start. Right? Right?

For this week’s poll, we would love to know, which Sunday blunder irks you the most?

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5 Responses to “Web Weight Poll Results”

  • Frank Ramage
    February 24, 2009

    >> For this week’s poll, we would love to know, which Sunday blunder irks you the most?
    By voting for “No words for the music,” I mean lyrics not displayed in time to sing them or at all. Gotta wonder how much “worship” is stunted by this all to common blunder.


  • Cameron Horsburgh
    February 24, 2009

    I went for the typos one, as that does seem to get the strongest reaction (from me) of the lot. Those are not (directly) my fault, but when they are you can see the effect it has on my mood.
    Some of them aren’t blunders in the usual sense. Unfriendly greeters aren’t a blunder, unless they are always like that, and then they’re a blunder on the part of whoever appointed them.
    That’s a good list, though, and I might have a good look through it. Most of those things do pop up a little too frequently around these here parts.


  • Jason Dragon
    February 25, 2009

    Well I would bet that this is a very unscientific sample. The people who come here, read blogs and such are some of the most tech savvy church leaders.
    It would be very interesting to see some real world results for thsi.


  • Stacy
    February 25, 2009

    I’ve been lucky enough never to experience a truly rambling sermon. I picked unfriendly greeters.
    I’m still looking for a church I can call home. I found one that meshes well with me on a theological level, but I felt like an outsider even after several visits.
    This particular church encourages new attendees to have their after service coffee in red cups, so regular members can spot you and come and talk to you. I felt like I had a spot light on me. The cup acted more as a repellent (repellant?) than as a beacon to attract friendly discussion. Current members kept such a wide berth, I could have swung a dead cat without hitting anyone. In fact, a dead cat may have been less noticeable than the red coffee cup.


  • David Springstead
    February 25, 2009

    As one who responded to the web site question I feel the need to clarify my choice. I said that our web site was “useless.” This isn’t my opinion about websites themselves, as I feel that it should be an essential part of outreach and ministry. My opinion choice is reflective of the current attempt at a website our church has. While we’re “updating” (for more than the last 6 months) it still is out of date, not user friendly, and has none of the bells and whistles that good sites have. So may I humbly suggest that future questions be a tad more specific about this technology? Maranatha.



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