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. …

How to Create the Perfect Church Sermons Page

One of the best ways to see if a church is right for you is to check out the latest sermons. This is why it’s important to create the perfect church Sermons page. By having a dedicated page, it’s easy for your site’s visitors to find exactly what they’re looking for. While you do have quite a bit of leeway with how you set up and organize your sermons, there are a few things to keep in mind to make it more engaging for your visitors. Ensure It Loads Quickly Your Sermons page can often be your most sluggish page, …

How to Create the Perfect Church Events Page

Your church works hard to put on and host events, but it’s disheartening when you don’t have the crowd you’d like. Part of the reason could be that your church’s site is missing a Church Events page. While it may seem like something you could just list on your blog, having a dedicated events page helps draw more attention and increase event attendance. Start With An Open Invitation One of the best ways to start off a successful Church Events page is with an open invitation. You want to make it clear that events aren’t just for your members. Typically, …

How to Create the Perfect Church Ministries Page

Outside of regular services, what else does your church offer? After learning a little more about your church, the next stop for many visitors is your church ministries page. Since your home page doesn’t really provide room for you to list all your ministries and activities, a separate page works best. Of course, like any other page on your site, you have to know what to include to ensure visitors get all the information they need without feeling overwhelmed. Start With Your Overall Mission While you already have your mission statement on your About Us page, it’s also a good …

How to Create the Perfect Church About Us Page

After a quick introduction to your church on your home page, the next page most visitors check out is your church About Us page. This is your place to start building a deeper relationship with your site’s visitors. From images to personal stories, your About Us page can have as little or as much detail as you want to tell visitors who you really are as a church. Creating the perfect page isn’t all that difficult. It’s just a matter of being personal and real, just like you would if you met a new church visitor face-to-face for the first …