Make great websites for cheap! (church websites, part 2)

5 Responses

  1. Jonathan Galliher says:

    You nailed it on the criticality of content and maintenance, which mostly means refreshing the content.

    There are also some good tools from Microsoft (Office 365 Business Essentials, and Premium both come with a website) but they’re not an inexpensive option unless you already use or need them for other things. Well, the nonprofit versions are less expensive, but I have no idea if churches are eligible for them.

  2. Sue Donym says:

    You might want to check out your print button 🙂

  3. Everett Lees says:

    How do I offer the Daily Office from Forward Movement on my website like All Saint’s?

  4. Anne Brack says:

    I’m grateful to be in the Diocese of Southern Ohio, where Tamera Vanoss Boss is on staff. What a treasure!

  5. Hey Scott, another good post here. You’re totally right that a website should be thought of as an investment that will yield a return as it leads new families to your church. When you think of it that way, a good church website is worth several thousand dollars. If you can’t convince your church leadership of this, there are a lot of good DIY website builders, including some specifically created for church websites.

    One point in the post I disagree with is Facebook being a good option. Yes, it’s good for churches to use Facebook to connect and communicate with with congregates, but it’s not a good alternative to a website. If FB decides to change the layout of your page (as they do often) or only show your posts to a small fraction of your followers (as they do), you’re at their mercy. I call this “digital sharecropping.” Better to have a website you have full control over, can update as you like, add the functionality you want, and optimize for search.

    Keep up the good work!