In today’s modernized, digital world, not having an online presence could be detrimental to the mission of your place of worship. Your spiritual message could easily become lost. To connect with your congregation (and attract new members) you need to be where they are, and that’s on the internet. If you’re a spiritual leader who has been putting off getting a website (or redesigning your current one), please continue reading and learn the top five reasons why you need a custom church website.
Post Worship Schedules and Events
Access to information is crucial for any website but specifically for an organization that has a busy and engaging schedule. Easily sharing events with your members allows them to participate and feel empowered. Plus, out-of-town guests have the luxury of finding your information so that they to can be a part of your community during their stay.
Donations and Offerings
Make it easy for people to contribute to the good work you do. It’s a digital age and therefore credit cards and payment systems like PayPal reign supreme. Allow your worshipers to donate to something they believe in by simply clicking a button. Online donation tools are powerful and easy for users.
Publish Sermons and Information
Your word is beautiful and can be heard by everyone who attends a service. But wouldn’t it be amazing if you could spread the message to a bigger audience? Imagine having people from around the globe read your words or watch you deliver a sermon and be able to interact with members. Going global is not just about notoriety; it’s about spreading positivity.
Content for Youth
Your youngest members need their own space, too! Tailor a section of your website to children, preteens, and teens so they can feel included in a way that is personal to them. They can have their own education section with content that speaks to them as individuals, a place for fun and a place to interact with others their age.
A place of worship can mean many things to many people but one thing is certain, it’s about community. It is a place to gather and gain support while supporting others. It is the community that is the lifeblood of an organization. The best communities are those that are engaged and active. Your custom church website is your opportunity to connect with your congregation, bring them together online, and attract new members. Give them a better spot to do all that besides Facebook. Give them somewhere to go that’s meaningful and uplifting.
If your church members have access to the church’s event schedule, a place to give back, a place to learn, and a place for their family to network with their community, then they have everything they need, and they will only need to go to one place to find it all—your new website.
Do you need help creating a custom church website? Contact us. We would love to be a part of your efforts to share your message with the world.