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 …

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. Our website 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) …

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: 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 …

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, …

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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. A church website should be designed as …

The Future of Church Marketing Lies in Video

The Future of Church Marketing Lies in Video

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. The future of church marketing …

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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. Your homepage will be the first impression that your …

Why WordPress is a Great Choice for Church Websites

Why WordPress is a Great Choice for Church Websites

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. However, over the years, WordPress has evolved …

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3 Essential Factors for an Effective Church Website

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. When building church websites today, leaders …

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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 …

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, your SEO efforts could be going to waste! Another …

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 …

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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. CHURCH WEBSITE FEATURES 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 …