So you think your church needs a website. Or a new site. Or a better site. Rock on. Welcome to Church Websites 101, a quick and dirty series about how to start or restart your church’s website.
We started this series just over a month ago and its time to stick a fork in it. We’ve shared our wisdom about launching a basic church website and you’re welcome to add your two cents in the comments or over at the Church Marketing Lab. There are a wealth of ideas here to help you get a website that doesn’t suck:
- Don’t Start with the Web
- Find a Champion
- Plan the Site
- Call to Action
- Know Your Audience
- Know Yourself
- Time to Surf
- Don’t Reinvent the Wheel
- 5 Tips
- 5 More Tips
- Get It Done
And now it’s time to remember the real world. For all the effort you’re going to put into this virtual website, remember that it’s all about connecting to real people and connecting them to Jesus. Don’t ever lose site of that as you juggle pixels and page views.
Your website should have connections to the real world. You should have people and photos and stories that pull people in and make them want to connect. You should have directions and maps and service times that make it easy for people to get there. You should have a compelling site because we have a compelling faith.
More Church Websites 101:
- Check out the full series, Church Websites 101.
- Or get those resources and more in our ebook, Getting Started in Church Communication: Web Basics: