Websites have quickly become a powerful and necessary tool for the church. 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 However, even if you come up #1 in searches all the time, that won’t do you much good if your website looks out-of-date or just plain ugly.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 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. Continue reading “30 Beautiful Church Website Templates for Ministry and Outreach” »
Too often do churches have only one individual who updates and manages their entire church website. This creates major stress for that individual to not only keep the website updated regularly, but usually, they’re required create all of the content as well! Having only one member hold this responsibility is also dangerous because, heaven forbid, what if something happens to that individual? Will your church know how to keep the site updated and maintained, or even know the log in credentials? A church website is increasingly becoming one of the most important tools a church can have for communicating with their congregation, so having multiple users who can update and maintain your website is vitally important. Here’s a quick tip on how to add additional users to your church website: Continue reading “How to Have Multiple Users on Your Sharefaith Website” »
Want to discover a secret weapon in promoting your Easter service? It’s your church website. Easter Sunday is one of the most important church services of the entire year. Spreading the word, inviting guests, and making this serving meaningful is crucial to your task of spreading the Gospel. Here are nine ways that you can prep your website for the most important service of the year. Continue reading “9 Website Tips to Get Ready for Your Easter Service” »
A blog is simply an online journal in which to share your thoughts, opinions and knowledge. Typically written in a style that is personal, it can be an excellent vehicle to communicate your vision. It is an opportunity for the busy ministry leader to engage in a conversation over time; to express thoughts and concerns, and answer questions. Because it is an informal exchange of ideas that require both initiation and response, it should be moderated and updated frequently. As Christians we are in the business of serving others. Blogging allows us to efficiently connect with people in between the lines of our busy lives. Let’s discuss the potentially positive impact a blog can have for your church. Continue reading “How a blog helps pastors connect with their flock” »
Your website is the cover page of your church. It should not only be the introduction to your ministry but also the source of active ministry. It is a very effective tool for inviting new members and reaching out to those who are searching. I have listed 7 things to include if you wish your website to be a vehicle of growth in your church:
We are pleased to announce Sharefaith Websites V3, built with you in mind. Our latest church website release is our flagship providing industry-leading tools to build an online church community. It’s a powerful new tool, with endless customization and beauty that enables you to have a church without boundaries. Spreading the Gospel world-wide, while shepherding and encouraging your own flock has never been easier. We loved making Sharefaith Church Websites V3, we hope you enjoy it too! And as always, this major release is completely free for current Sharefaith Website users. If you’re not a Sharefaith Website member, you can get started today for only $49/m! Continue reading “Introducing Sharefaith Websites V3 – Made With You in Mind.” »
Medford, OR, July 9, 2013 — Sharefaith is excited to announce its latest release, Sidekick 2.0, the second version of the highly popular website builder. Sharefaith is the largest provider of church websites, hosting, worship presentation, and worship media in the country. Users can now enjoy complete freedom with drag-and-drop layout and real-time editing; no programming required! With nearly 4,000 churches switching to a Sharefaith website in just a little over 2 years, the Sidekick website editor has proven to be the fastest, simplest, and most versatile church website editing tool around, giving unparalleled freedom of creativity to church websites around the world. Continue reading “Church Websites Rejoice! The Fastest Website Editor Just Got Faster!” »
When church leaders get together to discuss, “how can we increase membership?” the first answer is usually not “improve our website!” Although most churches have websites, they aren’t viewed as the church growth solution. This assumption, however, deserves a second look. Continue reading “How Your Church Website Can Increase Attendance” »
By now, just about every church has a website. Good so far, but having a website is not enough anymore. Now, churches must make the most of it. Gone are the days where you could just toss up a website and leave it. Instead, a website is a living, breathing part of your overall effort to reach the community and to spread the good news. Here are some of the top tips for making the most of your church website.
This month, we’ve got a giveaway that’s too good to resist. During the month of October, you can enter to win the new-on-the-market, state-of-the-art, top-of-the-range, Nikon D3200 DSLR camera. This is the only camera you’ll ever need to shoot 24.2 megapixel photos and even 1080p HD video!