Seven Things a Website Should Communicate When a Church Is in Revitalization

Episode #95
May 30, 2019
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Church websites play just an important role in church revitalization. Today we discuss some basic tips on how to best use your church’s website to help in revitalization.

Episode Highlights:

  • The first place a prospective guest visits is your church’s website. It needs to be updated and mobile friendly.
  • Stock photos are ok for your church website if you need them, but don’t use photos which don’t represent what your church really is.
  • Church website text needs to speak to guests. Cut down on or eliminate church insider language.
  • Remember: the primary audience of your church’s website is potential guests. Focus your content on them.

The seven website tips we discuss are:

  1. Quality is still necessary.
  2. The site should honestly reflect the church as it is today.
  3. The website provides a good opportunity to invite guests and the community to join the revitalization efforts.
  4. Church website 101 still applies: time of services; physical address; etc.
  5. The site provides an opportunity for others to give toward revitalization.
  6. Keep the site updated!
  7. Remember the priority of guests at your website.

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