The Need For Affordable Church Websites
As a pastor of a local church, I’m always excited to see new visitors. I make it a point to ask them how they found us. About 90% of the time, they tell me that they found our website through an internet search. When I hear this, it amazes me that so many churches still don’t have websites.
I have talked to pastors about this and have discovered three barriers to setting up a church website. This is what I have heard:
“I don’t have the technical knowledge to set it up myself.”
“Our church doesn’t have the money to hire a professional designer.”
“I don’t have the time to keep the website up to date.”
Let me address the last objection first. There are two types of church websites. One is a dynamic site that is regularly updated with new events, links to sermons and regular announcements.
The other is static site that has the basic information about worship times, ministries, contact info and a short bio of the pastor. The static site only needs to be updated if there is a major change. You still reap the benefits of having the important information available to potential visitors without the time consuming requirement of continually updating the site.
One way to have the best of both world is to have a static site that has all the basic information and to also have a Facebook page for your church where you can easily provide new information without requiring much time. I recommend that every church have both a website and Facebook page.
The Opportunity For Affordable Church Websites
What about the first two objections?
That is where I come in. I really believe in the local church and the importance of being as effective as possible. That is why I will set up a basic static website for you that will have NO ongoing costs or fees. No domain hosting or site hosting fees. All I ask is for a one-time payment of $25 for my time in setting up the site for you. Although I will not regularly update the site for announcements, I will update major changes (such as worship times or change of pastor) for free.
What will your site look like? You will have as much inputs as you want but I have put together sample site here.
If this is something you are interested in, please email The Blog Coach.
If you are interested in getting a specific domain name, you can have that domain redirect to the site I create for you. I’m an affiliate with HostPapa.