It seems Christmas gets bigger and bigger every year, as November 1st rolls around and so many people are already looking past Thanksgiving, putting on the Christmas music, hanging up the lights, and browsing the web for everything on the Christmas wish list. However, online retailers aren’t the only ones seeing a major uptick in web traffic, as many are searching the web for Christmas services to attend with family. ‘Tis the season to look at your online presence and consider how making some changes with a new church website can have a huge impact on your Christmas season attendance and engagement.
5 Reasons Why You Need a New Church Website For Christmas
Christmas is one of the busiest times of the year for churches. Your church congregation will expand during the Christmas season as your regular attendants will invite others, those who come irregularly and then the Christmas season also attracts new first time visitors. Having a brand new church website for the Christmas season is very important as you want a platform in which you can clearly communicate your Christmas services, special events, service times, childcare information and what new visitors should expect. In this day and age, people will turn to Google and search for churches in their cities and towns. Will they find your church? If so, what will they find on your website? Look for a church website provider that has a solution that is easy to update and allows for easy SEO (Search Engine Optimization) integration. Also, consider adding your church to Google My Business.
Up To Date
We’ve covered how you’ll see an increase in traffic to your church (and your church website) during the Christmas season. With the increase of traffic, it is incredibly important that your church website is up-to-date with correct information. As silly as it may seem, people are so quick to judge a book by its cover, or in this case, judge a church by their website. Perhaps you don’t know how to update your website, or the person who did, left the church. This is one of the main things when looking at a new church website solution. You’ll want something that is easy to use, both for visitors and church staff who are updating it. There is nothing quite like having pictures from your church potluck from a few years ago, still on your website. Find a church website provider that allows for multiple logins and easy access for your entire church staff. You’ll also want to make sure the solution is easy to use and has a drag-and-drop editor for those not as tech savvy volunteers.
Reflection Of Your Church
This one is hard for some to consider as a reason for a new church website, but let’s think about this together. If you were to browse the internet for a Christmas gift for your loved one, how do you feel when you find a good gift, yet the seller’s website is hard to use, looks outdated and unprofessional? In a way, church websites are very similar. Let’s pretend for a moment that a millennial in your town is looking for a new church to attend. If they visit your church website, what will they think? Will they find a very dated website that will make them feel like they can’t relate to your church, or vice versa, that your church won’t relate to them? Or will they find that your church website is warm, welcoming, modern and professional? Does your current church website solution allow you to easily switch website templates, or are they still rocking the same theme from 10 years ago? Make sure the church website provider you are switching to has up-to-date template designs and allows for unlimited switching. This is great, especially when new templates and trends are released.
Christmas can be a hard time financially for churches, as budgets can be stretched or maybe even depleted. How much are you currently paying for church website solution? Are you also paying for other resources on top of that? Especially with the new year around the corner, this is a great time to re-evaluate your church website solution. Sharefaith makes this extremely easy for churches. Our Complete plan bundles all of your church solutions and outreach solutions in one place, and one bill.
With all of the preparation, planning, stress, and chaos that sometimes comes with the Christmas season, one of the most important aspects to your church website should be the customer service that is behind it. Your schedule is packed full, your planner is overflowing, you don’t have time to deal with a website company that offers limited or no support. With Sharefaith, you get live phone, chat and email support for your entire team, at no extra cost! When you sign up for a membership, you are given a dedicated Sharefaith Member Coach who works with you and your church to ensure you reach your goals. You can reach the Sharefaith team by phone, chat, and email Monday – Friday, 6:00am – 5:00pm Pacific Time and even on Saturday, from 7:30am – 4:00pm Pacific Time. Don’t have much time? Schedule an appointment with our team and pick the time that works best for you! In addition to that, Sharefaith has an extensive library of tutorials and FAQs that members can access 24/7.
Sharefaith Church Website Builder
Sharefaith’s award winning church website builder gives you everything you need to build an entire church website from start to finish! You’ll be amazed at how you’ll be able to create a professional church website with little effort and difficulty. With easy, all-in-one website and hosting, fully responsive and mobile friendly, you’ll be empowered and equipped to build a church website that surpasses your expectations!
Don’t have the time to build a church website? Sign up for Sharefaith Complete and our team will migrate your old, outdated church website over to a brand new Sharefaith church website in 20 business days! When finished, you’ll have a beautiful church website that will “wow” your congregation and church visitors. Learn more about Sharefaith’s free church website migration here. HURRY! To ensure your church website will be migrated in time for Christmas, your website migration must be filled out by November 17th!