Make the most of your church website

 

Why are church websites important?

"If our church is invisible online, those searching will assume it has closed down. We can expect very few visitors. If we have a website but it's woefully out of date, it looks as if we don't care, or stopped putting on events after Easter 2014. If our website is up to date but talks only about our building and activities, not about our people, our beliefs, or our God...do we inadvertently communicate that the church, rather than Christ, is the endpoint?" 

Taken from "Church Online: Websites" book by CPO in the series "Reach Out: Church Communications"

"There are over 4.4 billion internet users worldwide " (source)

"79% of UK adults use a smartphone" (source)

 

Using church websites for evangelism

Guide produced by the Methodist Evangelism and Growth Team:

Using church websites for evangelism (pdf)

 

External Resources

Five pages your church website should have (Church of England blog)

Designing an effective home page for your church website (Church of England blog)

Ten top tips when writing for the web (Church of England blog)

How to make your church website accessible (Church of England blog)

What is an SSL certificate and does my website need one? (Church of England blog)

Build a better church website (Pro Church Tools)

Creative Ways to Turn Your Church Website into an Evangelistic Tool (Center for Online Evangelism)

Writing for the web and Search Engine Optimisation (URC guide)

Digital Resources (from Yorkshire North & East Methodist District) 

 

 

Website guidance for Methodist Churches

 

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