You’re about to read one of the most egregious offenses ever committed by a church website. Traditionally, church websites are notorious for their graphic design hideousness, coding errors, disorganization, lack of coherence, and a litany of other evils. Yet the most widespread and outstanding of these evils is as follows:  the website is not maintained or updated.

Updating Your Church Website

No updating = bad reputation

A church website with outdated information is worse than having no church website whatsoever. A church with an old website is annoying. It’s the equivalent of having a permanent mistruth on the Internet for all to see. Get the lie off the Internet. Update your church website.

Challenges to Updating

The reason why so many church websites are caught in the chronological vortex of last decade is very simple. The web evolves so quickly that what was once current and cutting-edge soon becomes passé.

Here’s what happens in many churches. In order to stay on the crest of the technological wave, the church hires a guru to do their church website. The guru designs the website, but nobody can touch it, because they don’t know the languages he used. They don’t know the first thing about logging in and changing information. Within a week of launch, the website is virtually ineffective. No one on the church staff knows how to update the church website. Thus, it was a waste of money, sometimes gobs of money. No one can change the information.

How to overcome the challenges to updating a church website

The solution to such a problem is simple. Churches should adopt an approach to church websites that is simple. A simple website is not necessarily a really cheap website, nor is it a website that has crummy graphics or design. In the world of web design, simplicity is beauty. Using a Sharefaith website is the best way of approaching the church website question.

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About The Author

Daniel Threlfall has been writing church ministry articles for more than 10 years. With his background and training (M.A., M.Div.), Daniel is passionate about inspiring pastors and volunteers in their service to the King. Daniel is devoted to his family, nerdy about SEO, and drinks coffee with no cream or sugar. Learn more about Daniel at his blog and twitter.

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