The REACHRIGHT team just finished another great church website project! It was a great honor and pleasure for us to work with Liz Motl the Communication Director of Wayside Church.
One of the best things about this church was when they first came to us they had a “good website”. However, that was not good enough for them! They understood with 85% of people visiting a church’s website before visiting in person, they needed a great church website! What a care for the unchurched and people they are called to serve in their community this conviction they have should illustrate to all churches!
Wayside also had some specific goals when they came to us. They were launching a new campus before the fall of 2016 and they wanted to promote that front face online with a great church website to be up before their launch. They wanted a not only “mobile responsive design” for their church website, but they to really take a mobile first approach further in every sense of the word for the user who would end up on their site.
Wayside is a unique church that prides themselves in sound biblical teaching and serves an intellectual demographic to a large extent, so we knew that website content was really going to be key for them specifically. However with Wayside and REACHRIGHT realizing we needed to keep the site simple for the user also, we traveled down the road of a balanced approach that ensured for a great church website that didn’t compromise rich content but was also not too busy or convoluted for the user.
Great Church Website Elements
We designed a unique campus location identifier piece front face under the main graphic image on the home page. A visitor on the website will have no problem finding their needed location, service time, and directions.
Wayside church also made it clear to us that they are a missions focused church and they really wanted to highlight that well on their site allowing people to jump in to serve in this area of ministry, so we got creative for them on this matter! Under the serve section of their website is are a few unique pages with great content regarding serving through their missions. One of which is the “meet our mission partners” page you can see here.
Lastly, with all of their truly active ministries came many events for these ministries. We knew that an customized interactive calendar system on this great church website was needed. Our team went beyond the call of duty to make sure we categorized events under different ministries so the user on the website is able to access each specific event for the ministry of interest. Check the calendar out here.
We are confident this website is going to not only serve the needs of this church well but yield great outreach results as well!
Want to know how you can go from a “good” website to a great church website? Get in touch with us and we will let you know how!