16 Myths Keeping Churches From Creating An Online Presence

Creating an online presence isn’t nearly as difficult as it was 15 or 20 years ago. In fact, it’s easier than ever, yet many churches still don’t even have a basic website or social media presence. Why? Typically, it’s due to myths that make it seem impossible for any church that doesn’t have thousands of members to make it work. If you want to reach more people, stay in contact with your members and grow your church, it’s time to let these 16 myths go and dive into creating at least a small online presence for your church. 1. It …

18 Things Your Church Should Never Share On Social Media

You’ve probably read numerous posts about how to make social media work for your church. But, it’s important to know what you should never share on social media. Sadly, one wrong post could hurt the reputation of your church, even if you didn’t mean anything by it. The best approach is to just avoid the wrong types of posts. The good news is, it’s easier than you might think to learn what not to share. In most cases, it’s similar to knowing what not to post on your own personal page. 1. Any Type Of Chainletter Chainletters have been around …

13 Things To Do Before Letting Volunteers Manage Your Website

Your church members help keep your church running. From tithing to volunteering their time, without them, it’d be impossible to keep the doors open. When it comes to your church website, volunteers may be able to help out even more. In fact, you could let volunteers manage your website. With all the other responsibilities your church staff has, you could save hours every week by letting skilled volunteers handle some of the daily website tasks. You just need to do a little prep work to ensure everything’s ready for them to take over. 1. Know Their Skill Level No matter …

Creating A Church Blog Strategy That Works

If you have a website, you’ve probably already considered writing a church blog. However, you may have put it off or only blog now and again. Blogging helps you reach your audience faster. With each post, search engines have more content to index, meaning more chances to connect with people worldwide and locally. Creating a church blog strategy is the first step to having a blog that does your church proud. Even if you’ve never blogged before, your church can do this. Define Your Objective Did you know there are currently over 1.6 billion websites live worldwide? Many of those …

The Ultimate Guide To Using Instagram For Your Church

When your church decides to go social, your first stop is probably Facebook, but what about Facebook’s other social network – Instagram. That’s right, Facebook actually owns both, so why not promote your church on both? Using Instagram for your church is fairly easy once you get the hang of how to use the platform. It’s a much more visual network, which is why many churches shy away. However, don’t let change hold you back from taking full advantage of Instagram. It’s a goldmine for churches and a great way to continue expanding your online reach. Why Instagram Matters If …

The Worst Website Trends Of 2019 To Eliminate From Your Site

It’s easy to find everything you want to know about the latest web design trends. We even covered a few trends ourselves to help increase engagement. But what about those trends that seem great to begin with, but actually do more harm than good? If your church is using fading trends or going overboard with a trend, it could hurt your site. Take a look at your church website to see if you’re using any of the worst website trends of 2019. Hamburger Menus Everywhere This one is kind of controversial. Some people will never let go of the hamburger …

The Best Sources Of Free And Premium Church Graphics

Your church uses graphics for everything from sermon backgrounds to your social media posts, but searching for them takes forever. Not only do you have to find the perfect graphic, but you have to make sure you have license to use it. With numerous sources of premium and free church graphics, you have plenty of options to choose from. If you’re struggling to find the right graphics for any of your church needs, keep this list handy. From simple graphics to something custom made, there’s something for every church here. Using Church Graphics Before you download anything, check to ensure …

13 Signs Your Church Website Isn’t Performing Well

The entire point of your church’s website is to reach more people, but you can’t do that if your church website isn’t performing well. Far too often, churches, and any nonprofit or business, throw up a website and never monitor it to see how much traffic and engagement it’s garnering. The best way to ensure your church’s site is making a difference is to monitor the performance and watch out for any red flags. Little tweaks make a major difference in how many visitors you get and how many come back. 1. Traffic Declining A sudden decline in traffic is …

12 Simple Ways To Give Your Church Website A Modern Makeover

Unlike classic TV shows, a classic website isn’t nearly as endearing or engaging. In fact, it could easily turn visitors away. When it comes to church web design, modern is the way to go. Ideally, you need a church website makeover every few years. While you don’t have to get a completely new site, adding some fresh elements drastically changes the look and feel. This makes a great first impression and keeps visitors coming back. 1. Opt For Minimalism You’ve likely heard all about the minimalist trend when it comes to clearing away clutter in your home and life. The …

How to Create the Perfect Church Giving Page

One major aspect of any great church website is a church Giving page. Notice how we haven’t really talked much about giving on other church pages? This is because you never want your church to sound greedy. By dedicating a page to giving, you make it clear that you’d love visitors to donate, but it’s not a requirement for using your church’s site. While it’s a good idea to link to the page from other pages, you want your Giving page to be the go-to for any online tithing. Creating a welcoming page makes visitors far more likely to give. …