With COVID-19 causing many churches to be physically closed or operating at a limited capacity, many churches are overcoming these challenges by transitioning to online church. Across the globe, COVID-19 has created an atmosphere of fear and uncertainty as to the future. Even though the entire world is experiencing this as a global crisis,
Is your church’s website outdated and in need of a redesign but you don’t know how to get started and aren’t a developer or graphic designer? The good news is – now you can have a beautiful church website without needing to be a coding wizard. Using a CMS platform, or Content Management System,
Have you ever stopped to take a hard look at your church’s website? Even if you have the most loving, warm, and welcoming church, it might not be reflected through your website. Now more than ever before, it’s vital for churches to have a website that accurately represents their church, is easy to use,
Perhaps the most significant contributor to the growth of a church is its website.
In this day and age, it’s clear that almost everything we do starts with an online search. Whether you’re looking for information about your health and wellbeing, buying clothes, or even researching the best way to get from A to B,
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.
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.
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.
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: https://sermons.mychurch.org
A subdirectory URL looks like this: https://mychurch.org/sermons/
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,
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,
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.
Whether we like it or not, we now live in a digital age. We are constantly being bombarded with new messages about what to buy, wear, or do. The church has a choice to sit back and retreat from this new world, or engage and bring the message of Jesus to the entire online world.
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.
What is WordPress?
WordPress started out life as a simple blogging platform. It allowed users to go onto the WordPress site and create a hosted blog on the platform. It provided a really easy way for people to get their own space online where they could start a blog with little technical experience.
Church websites today tend to share a lot in common with Kevin Costner’s classic 1989 movie, Field of Dreams. As the movie begins Kevin’s character is wandering through vast fields of corn when an ominous voice whispers, “If you build it, he will come,” one of the most famous lines from a movie ever.
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.
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,
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