Online is here to stay. And the more people engage with your church online, the more important your website is to your church.
It is your front door.
It is the first thing people see about your church.
If it is outdated or unkempt, people notice.
We have a playroom in our house that my two boys destroy. It is a monster to keep that room clean.
We just kind of close the door and pretend it’s clean in there.
You might have that closet in your house that you never go into. You know its there and is something you’ve always been needing to clean but you just kind of let it stay there and not worry about.
The same is true with your website.
You might know it’s there, and know you need to work on it, but it’s something you’ll get around to if you have time.
The difference is your website is not a closet you can ignore. It’s not a playroom that your guests may or may not go into. Because online is here to stay, your website is your front door – no matter your church size.
People can and do find your church online. It is probably one of the first things they do when considering attending your church in person or online.
One of the first steps to upping your Church Online game – update your website.
Pour some time, energy, and money into making it not only presentable but something to be proud of.
Carl Barnhill has served on staff at some of the largest churches and organizations in the country. He served as Media Director at Precept Ministries International, directing the television and radio program Precepts for Life with Kay Arthur, broadcasted to over 98 million homes around the world. He served as Video Production Director at Pinelake Church in Brandon, MS. He most recently served as Video Coordinator for Newspring Church in South Carolina. He currently serves as Creative Director and Owner of[twelve:thirty]media, serving churches and ministries all over the world through motion graphics content and church media coaching.