Learn about church websites, best practices for church websites, how to make a church website, and cheap church websites. Includes articles on church website hosting, church website design, and easy church websites.
Our last webinar had maxed out attendance and our next webinar is already filling up fast! Join Zach on Tuesday, August 11th at 11AM Pacific Time, as he takes us through Sharefaith Church Websites V6 and demonstrates how you can design a stunning website in no time at all.
Join us for an in-depth discussion that will cover the following:
Practical advice to prepare you in getting a strong start on your website
Basic design principles with color, organization, and structure of your site
Adding backgrounds to individual content sections
Applying hover effects to individual content sections
Making entire content sections act as links to other URL addresses
Additional third party resources that can help you in taking your website design to the next level
You can even follow along by logging into your own Sharefaith church website or starting a free demo before the event begins. During the webinar, we’ll be hosting live Q&A so you can ask questions and share suggestions with Zach and other webinar attendees in real time. Register today!
Just like your physical address for your church or ministry, your domain name is very important. It lets individuals know where and how to find you on the internet. When it comes to new visitors finding your church in this digital age, your web address is just as high a priority as your street address. Do individuals have a hard time finding your church website? Do you think that it’s time to look at purchasing a new domain name or adding another domain? Here is a quick guide with some tips and tricks when choosing a new domain. Continue reading “Is Your Domain Name Helping or Hurting Your Church?” »
Over the last few years, we’ve met countless churches who loved Sharefaith’s website & hosting product, but were stuck in an expensive website contract or hosting agreement with another provider that they’re no longer pleased with. Many of these churches also did not have the funds, time, or staff to allocate to migrating or moving their old website to a new Sharefaith one. That is now in the past! As usual, Sharefaith goes above and beyond to create the best customer service and give you the best church resources at the lowest price possible! Continue reading “Free Website Migrations For Churches – Coming Thursday” »
Websites have quickly become a powerful and necessary tool for the church. Every church wants the best church website, as these days more people are finding churches through searching online, than searching through the phone book. However, even if you come up #1 in searches all the time, that won’t do you much good if your website looks out-of-date or just plain ugly. You need to make a good first impression for any potential visitors and your church website will serve as your digital ambassador to the world. The internet has grown leaps and bounds since its inception and continues to evolve at a rapid pace. Keeping up with those changes and maintaining a look with the latest and greatest features can be exceptionally difficult. This is where church website templates come in. Oftentimes, we hear the word “template” and think that this means low quality cookie cutter stuff. In actuality, many of the best church website templates are out there that make even professional web designers have to do a triple-take to see if what they are looking at is truly a template or custom design work.
Your church or ministry may be in the process of setting up a church website and looking at all the many options available. There may be many things you deem important in choosing the best solution provider. More than anything, you will probably want a solution that not only provides the website, but hosting as well, and both of those should be budget-friendly. You can look at solution providers that are tailored towards churches and ministry, or you can make use of the many secular offerings that provide websites to anyone. The ideal situation for a church would be to pick a company that agrees with their statement of faith. One should take note that many of the secular alternatives also host websites with mature content, which you would not want to support. Continue reading “The fastest way to build a beautiful church website” »
Encouragement comes in many forms, and while the act of “one-another” fellowship typically involves a physical assembly of two or more, we cannot discount the benefits of offering virtual support and inspiration. Your website has the potential to present refreshment to the weary, quiet answers to those seeking, and just good in-between inspiration and hope to a community of believers endeavoring to make sense of it all. Hebrews 10:24-25 says, “let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” Here are some practical ways to offer encouragement using your church website: Continue reading “How to Encourage Your Congregation Through Your Church Website” »
Let me describe a common scenario. This is a true story. My passion for Church Websites began at home. I used to be a volunteer youth group leader at a medium-sized congregation, and I worked professionally in the tech industry. As a young man (with a lot of time on his hands), I designed and built my church its first website in 1998. At first, I was its sole maintainer. But as my career began to take off and my family grew, requiring more and more of my time, it became difficult for me to continue updating the website and its content. Continue reading “Getting Advanced with Your Church Website – Introduction” »
Programming websites is difficult. At Sharefaith, we provide everything you need to have a website without doing any programming yourself, but there are a number of obstacles that we have to deal with in providing an intuitive interface. Even with decent “What You See Is What You Get” (WYSIWYG) editing tools in place, you are at the mercy of the instances in which the authors of those tools decide that, “What You See is a close proximity, but may not be exactly What You Get.” All of the WYSIWYG content editors that we have seen (including the one we use – up until now) miss one simple fact: People who don’t want to learn a bunch of new computer skills are most comfortable if their content editor acts exactly like Microsoft Word. Continue reading “Brand New Church Website Template Released Plus Better User Experience” »