Some people would say that a church doesn’t need a website, however I would disagree. There are many benefits to your church that come along with having a website and if you choose to not have a website you are missing out on some great opportunities. Here are just a few of the ways that your church could benefit from having its own website.
First of all, a website is a wonderful way to stay in touch with the members of your church. Most churches give out bulletins or newsletters after each service to keep members informed. However, many of your members may forget to pick up a bulletin or lose it sometime during the week. By having a website where you can post your bulletin your members can still get the information they need at the click of a mouse and keep up with what is going on.
Through a website, your church can reach out to people whom otherwise may never have found you. It is a wonderful way to get new members and to help people who may be at a point in their lives where they are lost. Many people who would be afraid to come to your church in person will visit your website online instead. This provides you with a wonderful opportunity to let them know what your church is all about and what they can gain from attending your services. A website can be thought of as an online ministry – it is a way to reach another audience that may have previously been inaccessible.
Having a website can also provide your church with a way to collect donations online, which can allow you to do more things for your members and your community.
Another benefit to having a website is that it can significantly cut down on the number of phone calls and questions regarding service times and basic information about your church. You can post the times of your services on your site and also include driving directions on how to get there, which can help people who are traveling through you area find you and visit.
If you are like many other churches you may be putting off creating a website because you either don’t have the money to hire a web designer to build your site for you, or don’t have any knowledge of HTML or web design to build a church website yourself. Your budget constraints or your lack of knowledge don’t have to keep you from having a wonderful, easy to maintain website for your church.
Using a simple online website builder you can create a beautiful website for your church in just minutes without needing to know any HTML or have any graphic design skills. You can literally drag and drop images, text, audio and even video wherever you want it on your page and the online website builder will take care of all the code in the background for you so you never have to see or deal with any HTML.