Category - church websites

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Interactive Church Conference: Why Should Your Church Have An Interactive Website?
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Interactive Church Conference: Are You A Bridge Person?
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Interactive Church Conference: 10 Tips to Overcoming Leader/Geek Communication Breakdowns
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Interactive Church Conference Info
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Creativity is the Key to Successful Church Marketing
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Multiple Church Marketing Layers Produce Exponential Church Growth
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Church Adds Hundreds of New Members with Online Church Marketing
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10 Things Church Website Visitors Need to Know
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Change Is In The Air
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10 Things Church Website Visitors Need to See

Interactive Church Conference: Why Should Your Church Have An Interactive Website?

 

Interactive Church Conference

As the title of the conference indicates, the “Interactive Church Conference” had a large focus on interactive websites and their use within the church.  A well designed and well used interactive church website can allow members to connect with members they don’t know, deepen relationships with members they do know, and grow in their faith.  One of the greatest aspects of an interactive church website is its ability to extend “church” from being a Sunday event to being an everyday experience. Read More

Interactive Church Conference: Are You A Bridge Person?

 

Interactive Church Conference

In the third article coming from the Interactive Church Conference Paul asks the question, “Are you a bridge person?”  In the previous articles Paul looked at the communication issues and solutions between church leadership and church techs.  In this third article, Paul focuses on bridge people, people who can bridge the gap between church leaders and church techs. Read More

Interactive Church Conference: 10 Tips to Overcoming Leader/Geek Communication Breakdowns

 

Interactive Church Conference

As I mentioned the other day, this past weekend Paul Steinbrueck and I attended the Interactive Church Conference in Daytona, FL.  We thought we’d blog about some of the discussion topics from the conference and, since much of the conference was related to churches and technology (as opposed to church marketing) we decided to post the messages in the Christian Web Trends blog. Read More

Interactive Church Conference Info

Interactive Church Conference

This past weekend my brother Paul and I attended the Interactive Church conference led by the Bob Christenson and Matt Farina of Geeks and God. The focus of the conference, as the name implies, was why and how to have an interactive church website, a church website that utilizes social web features such as blogs, podcasts, forums, and Twitter to promote community within the church, help market the church, and spread the love of Jesus Christ. Read More

Creativity is the Key to Successful Church Marketing

 

Relevant Church RIn part one of this part three part series, Pastor Wirth talked about how Relevant Church uses creative marketing ideas to cause a buzz and increase the effectiveness of the marketing.  Then, in part two he discussed using multiple layers of marketing to greatly increase the effectiveness of the marketing effort.  In the third part of my interview with Pastor Wirth, he talked about creativity in marketing, how it can be used, and what that means to different churches. Read More

Multiple Church Marketing Layers Produce Exponential Church Growth

 

Relevant Church logoIn part one of this three part series, Pastor Paul Wirth of Relevant Church detailed how 65%-70% of the members of his church have come via the Internet.  In the second part of my interview with Pastor Wirth, he explained how multiple layers of church marketing – online and offline – complement each other and proved to be much more effective. Read More

Church Adds Hundreds of New Members with Online Church Marketing

 

Relevant Church LogoWe’ve blogged a lot about ways churches can market themselves online through search engine optimization, pay-per-click marketing, link building and more.  While all this information is great in theory, does it actually work in the real world? Read More

10 Things Church Website Visitors Need to Know

Most of the focus of our Church Marketing Online University articles to this point has been on things you can do to bring people who are looking for a church to your church website.  But once a person comes to your church website for the first time, what happens next?

A couple of weeks ago I wrote 10 Things Church Website Visitors Need to See, which describe the design elements important to making a visitors experience on your church website a good one.  In this article, we look at the information first-time visitors to your church website are looking for.

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Change Is In The Air

Changes is on the horizon.I was reading through some articles about church websites and came across one at Church Marketing Perspective that I thought made a great point and fit well with our current series of articles about church website design. The article, “Commandment 8 – Thou shalt be relevant and changing”, talks about the need for every church website to be constantly changing. Change is a part of life and our church websites need to change as well.

No church website has been effective with information that is 3 years old:
If you haven’t updated your church’s website in the past 6 months, then it’s probably out of date and not very useful to visitors. If you haven’t changed the information on your church website for more than 6 months and the information is still accurate, then you aren’t using the website to its full potential. Read More

10 Things Church Website Visitors Need to See

church website visitorsMost of the focus of our Church Marketing Online University articles to this point has been on things you can do to bring people who are looking for a church to your church website.  But once a person comes to your church website for the first time, what happens next?  Do they quickly click away in horror?  Or does the design of your website make them feel welcome to look around and possibly attend a church service?

In this article we look at 10 church website design tips – 10 things the design of your church website should have to make a person’s experience on your website a good one.

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