Month: August 2007

Small Church Website Building Tips

Stuart was kind enough to post a comment asking for helpful hints for building a web site as a lay person. My comment grew larger than the comment window, so I decided to just post this in case it is helpful for small churches using an all lay person team to build their a website.

First of all, Stuart, bless you and all those out there like you with willing hearts who want to contribute something via the web. I pray you can get it done and done in a timely manner.

It is impossible for me to download 7 years of thinking about this stuff into a simple post, but let me get you started with just a few tips:

  1. Don’t over reach. Understand your churches needs and the expectations of those who care about the project.
  2. Don’t get too many people involved. If it is a small site, keep the total team smaller than 5 … including decision makers.
  3. Know your audience. Is it insiders or outsiders? Is it local people or people new to the area?
  4. Focus on your churches message and mission. What are you on about? What kind of church are you. Use stories and editorial type content to show who you are.
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