An easy way to check if your church’s website is secure

Website security is one of the top concerns among Christian churches and nonprofits, especially with the growing number of scams surrounding victims’ identities. Particularly with sites that collect money for online giving, it’s critical that your site transmits data to and from its users using encryption at the level of industry best practices in order to protect your donors’ personal information.

Heatmaps for Churches

Do you want to figure out why visitors to your website are bouncing?
Do you want to see where visitors to your church’s website are getting stuck?
Do you want to uncover insights and make the right changes to your website?

If you answered “yes” to any of the above, then you will benefit from a heatmap.

Wordpress vs Squarespace for a Church Website

WordPress or Squarespace for your Church Website?

When a church plans to build a new website, platform selection is one of the first and most important decisions they’ll need to make. While there are numerous options available, it’s quite common that a church would narrow their choices down to WordPress versus Squarespace. The following article provides meaningful insight into each of these popular Content Management Systems (CMS) for churches with the goal of helping them to make the best possible selection for their organization.

Subdomains Versus Subdirectories for use with Church Websites

The purpose of this article is to clarify when to use subdomains and when to use subdirectories on church websites.
A subdomain URL looks like this:
A subdirectory URL looks like this:
This topic is especially relevant to churches that have more than one campus. It is also applicable to churches that have content needing to be presented in significantly varied user experiences,

How To Optimize Images On Your Church Website

Optimizing images on your church website to increase speed and enhance performance
More often than not, our church clients are selecting appealing images for their church website without taking into account the impact these images will have on the functionality of the site as a whole.
So how do we keep the images we like without sacrificing speed or performance,

Church Website Design

The Top 4 Most Important Design Elements of a Good Church Website

As a church-dedicated marketing firm, we’re often asked about what exactly it takes to build an impactful church website. Over the years of building successful church websites, here’s what we’ve found…
After thousands of meetings with our agency clients, we have unique insight regarding the most critical website components to engage online visitors.

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Church Homepage Checklist

In today’s world, as more and more people move online, your church’s online presence is becoming increasingly important. More often than not, new visitors are just as likely to find your church online as they are through another means. For this reason, it is important that your church homepage gets your message across.


AMP for Fast Loading Church Mobile Pages

Over the last decade, the use of smartphones has risen dramatically. If you look around your community, you will see young and old alike using smartphones on a daily basis. It has changed the way we interact with one another. When people face a problem in their everyday lives, often the first thing they do is take out their phone and search Google for the answers.

Church Website Load Time Dramatically Improved

Percentage Drop Off Per Second of Church Website Load Time

Your church website load time is of vital importance to your digital strategy for a number of reasons. The first reason is Google’s declaration to place increasing importance on website load time when deciding how websites rank in the Google search results. Because of this, if your website is not loading quickly,

Church Website Load Time Dramatically Improved

Church Website Load Time Dramatically Improved

It is no secret that church website load time has always been important, but it is becoming increasingly vital to ensure that your site loads quickly. In a recent update, Google has put increased weight on website load times as an indicator of how your site ranks in Google. While it is unclear how much focus is given to page load speed right now,

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Church Website – Basic

Church Website
Here are the details on a basic church website provided by Missional Marketing. We provide a church website that is optimized and also easily edited.
Basic Website For Churches Features:

A WORDPRESS church website built with an attractive and also contemporary Christian theme
A responsive design that renders well on all devices including smartphones and tablets
A blend of stock images and images provided by the church
A custom header and footer
A church Log-In so that church staff can make quick edits

Social Media Connectivity Features:

A Facebook feed (we include a feed from the Facebook page to the website)
Facebook Like and Twitter Follow Buttons
A widget on the site that enables visitors to share the webpage to their Facebook page or other social media

Technical Features (don’t worry if you don’t know what these are because we do):

Google Analytic code
Google Search Console Code
Retargeting code
Technical SEO can be added on where we include keywords,