Your church website is VITAL to the success of your church in today's increasingly digital world. Take a look with me at 5 essential elements that you NEED to have included in your website design.
Your future church members are looking to connect with your pastors and congregation, and one of the best ways to help them do that is with real photos and videos of your church and members. You can even just use your phone to get the photos - anything is better than a stock photo!
To help guide your new members, you need a page dedicated to them. This page should include all the basic information that members might need to know. Meet the pastors, the church theology, ministry information, service times, etc. are all key pieces of info for new members.
Use a service like Tithe.ly or CCB to allow your church website visitors to give online (both one-time and recurring options) to make tithing and giving easier for members whether they're in service or watching online.
Record your weekly sermons (video is preferred but audio-only is OK as well) and make sure to upload them to your site! Keep this updated often so members and future members can check out your sermons and get to know your pastors better.
Finally, an events page will help your members stay up to date on what's happening at your church. Use this to post information about festivals, special services, etc. Be sure to keep this updated as much as possible - there's nothing worse than an out-of-date blog or event page!