It’s year-end, goal setting time! If you’ve been brainstorming simple ways to make your website a more effective ministry tool during 2015, here are seven of the best church website ideas CWI offered during 2014.
Use them to jump-start your efforts in the new year!
Seven Best Church Website Ideas of 2014
Increase Spiritual Fruit Online
What makes an effective church website is much more than developing strategies, choosing eye-popping visual elements, and applying best practices to content creation.
The real truth is, if the time and effort we spend building and using our websites fails to make disciples and produce spiritual fruit, all of our work is going to one day go up in smoke (1 Corinthians 3:12-15).
Make a User-Friendly Website
Creating a satisfying and fruitful experience for your website’s visitors leaves a good impression of your church, and makes your website a joy to use.
To accomplish that, and make the very best church website you can, smart Web workers know that improvements never stop.
That may make the task seem overwhelming. But, building a website that people enjoy using is easier than you think.
Build Profitable Online Giving Pages
Offering the convenience of online giving is a practical way to use your church website to care for God’s family (Galatians 6:10).
But, offering convenience isn’t what’s most important. Making the most of every opportunity to foster spiritual maturity in the Christian life is God’s priority (Ephesians 4:11-13; Colossians 1:28-29).
Wise, discerning Web workers make that their priority too. So, they learn to produce the best church website content for fostering spiritually profitable giving.
Work Smarter and Get Stuff Done
Think a lack of time, expertise, money, or human resources is keeping you from having a great church website? Think again.
Here’s a smart option for delegating the work you need done.
Create Inspiring Ministry Page Descriptions
Believers visiting your church for the first time want to know how your ministries will help them grow spiritually, emotionally, and relationally.
This post reveals the “secret sauce” for helping you describe the benefits people receive by connecting within your local church body.
Decode “Christianese” on Your Website
The “insider language” your local body uses to communicate with one another may be off-putting to people new to your ministry. But replacing words like sin, salvation, and faith, with less “churchy” expressions, as some have suggested, won’t inspire understanding.
This idea is much more hospitable, and serves people better.
Stay on Top of “Church Website” Topics
Wading through the myriad “church tech” blogs out there to find honest, value-added, rock solid guidance on “church website” stuff is both difficult and time-consuming.
That’s why I’m curating this resource for you!
Enjoy a Safe and Happy New Year!
I’m so looking forward to serving you in 2015!