As the church administrator, you are the beholder of all the answers. People come to you asking where to give, how to sign-up, how to watch, when events are happening, etc. Answering questions like these is important because it helps your church members know what to do and how to do it. Often, however, the answer to these questions ends up being a list of different links, GoogleDocs, and in-person forms. Wouldn’t it be a beautiful day if you could send one link to everyone who asks you a question? Praise be! That day has come by using church software integrations.
No matter how hard you try to set and forget your church website, it will always need tweaks and updates. As design trends change, the life of your church moves forward, and your site gains traction, it’s inevitable that you will need to spend some time working through the details. What better time to do this than the end-of-the-year?
Who Did You Bless This Christmas? With Christmas quickly approaching, we wanted to take a moment to slow down and invite you in on something special. We want to provide you with the chance to gift a free Clover site to a church that you know could use it. Thanks to our amazing Clover customers, we have been able to give away lots of church websites! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! We were so blessed by this and want to share some of the stories we heard from you.
Building a church website can feel like a huge, overwhelming task. Not only do you need to make decisions about which platform to use, what your church website goals are, and what the design needs to look like, but somehow you have to figure out what church website pages to include too.
This might come as a shock, but our world has gone digital on everything from grocery shopping to exercise (still trying to figure this one out)! This creates a unique opportunity for churches. Church websites are a great place to start, but why not kick it up a notch and start a church podcast to promote on that website, too?
Scripture makes it clear that we are to go out and make disciples of all nations (Matthew 28:19-20). In an increasingly digital world, we can now use a variety of resources to pursue this mission online. Church live streaming is a powerful tool that can support your church’s efforts to share the Gospel.
Did you know that 90 percent of the information processed by the brain is visual? While that’s a fun fact you can share at your next dinner party, it should also get your church staff brain pondering what that means for engaging people at your church. As a culture, we are highly visual, and yet most of our worship services today have very little visual aspects incorporated. This is where church media comes in.
When someone first visits a website, they form a first impression within 50 milliseconds. This means that you have less than a second to draw someone into your church website. It also means that there is no such thing as being too picky when it comes to choosing a church website template.
When you first visit a church website, what is the first page that you click on? Events? Staff? Ministries? Something else? According to a study of 3.6 million page views done by The Church Co, after the homepage, the “about us” page is the most looked at page on church websites. If that doesn’t make you want to login to your church website builder and start editing your about page ASAP, I don’t know what will.
The world of church websites (and really, websites in general) is always changing. What is trendy one year may be outdated the next. Therefore, it’s important to be aware of trends and learn how you can easily implement them on your site. As the virtual front door to your church, you want to make sure that people who visit your site stay long enough to find the information they’re looking for and plan their visit.