We’re running a new training mailbag segment here on the Faithlife blog, in which we answer some questions about our products from readers. Whether your questions are answered below or not, we’d love to hear from you! Add a comment below with your questions, and we may answer them in an upcoming mailbag segment. (more…)
When you’re getting ready to sell your house, experts tell you to pay special attention to your front door. Pour buckets of elbow grease into cleaning it, and replace it if it’s really seen better days. If it’s in good shape, give it a fresh coat of paint in an appealing, popular color. Hang house numbers, and dress it up with some greenery. [Read more…]
You know the feeling when you get a perfect haircut? You walk a little taller, smile a little wider, and show it off with a selfie. A simple change like a new haircut can make all the difference in how you look and feel.
Your church website is unique and should have a custom look just like that custom haircut. It’s a funny comparison, but it’s important that the design and feel of your website reflect the uniqueness of your church.
Give your church website a fresh look by updating the design theme in a few simple steps. With customizable themes, your church website can look completely new. Change the menu, layout, color scheme, fonts, and more to fit your needs.
Springtime can easily be gobbled up by events: Easter, Mother’s Day, graduation, and more. [Read more…]
Visuals communicate as much as words, if not more, that’s why your church website design should demand serious attention. Whether you’re designing your own website from scratch (and if so, impressive), using a website builder, or hiring a designer, you’ll want to know the basics of website design.
That way you can create an appealing website or evaluate the merits of one being made for you. You would also be more than prepared to use a church website builder, such as Faithlife Sites, which is free to use and made just for churches. [Read more…]
Though the primary audience for your church website may be visitors, you can’t ignore your current members. They’ll turn to your site again and again for up-to-date information.
Here are the three big needs each audience has for your website, and how to meet them. (And for even more church website building tips, download the free ebook The Ultimate Guide to Building a Great Church Website.) [Read more…]
How do you build a church website that attracts visitors, engages members, and is easy to maintain?
When you entered the ministry, you probably didn’t dream of sitting at your computer tinkering with your church website.
And now you don’t have to.
Faithlife Sites frees you to focus on what matters most by giving you a church website that runs itself.
Plus, it’s free.
Set it, forget it, and get back to ministry
Faithlife Sites takes the work you and your staff already do every week—like keeping a calendar, creating announcements, or uploading a sermon—and uses it to automatically populate your church website.
You can get your site up and running in minutes and leave the updating to us.
When you send newsletters, create events, or post sermons through your Faithlife church group, all that information shows up on your website instantly. You never have to worry about conflicting or out-of-date information on your site, because Faithlife keeps everything in sync automatically.
And if you already use Faithlife tools like Proclaim and Faithlife Sermons, your work is even more effortless.
Now when someone asks, “Who runs your church website?” you can truly answer, “No one.”
Engage your community
Your church website is the front door of your church. When families are searching for a new church home, they start online. When they hit your homepage, you want to be sure you’re putting your best foot forward—accurately representing the heart and mission of your ministry.
You also want to be sure everything is clear and up to date.
Visitors will easily find:
- Service times and locations, including maps and text directions
- About us pages—such as staff, beliefs, mission & vision, and special ministries
- Links to sermons, study guides, curriculum, and more
- Your church calendar and newsletters
- A prominent link to online giving
- And more
Plus, Faithlife Sites offers members-only pages, revealing custom content to anyone in your church’s Faithlife group. That way sensitive information—like your church directory—isn’t exposed to the the whole internet, but is still easy to find for those in your church.
All of this helps bring more people into your church family, and bring your church family closer together.
No more waiting on the tech guy
Why rely on one tech-savvy person to make changes to your church website? If you or your staff need to change something, you should be able to do so immediately.
With Faithlife Sites, you can. You can grant anyone admin access, and no one needs to know any coding.
Simply update the relevant information in your Faithlife.com church group—such as event details or a new small group discussion PDF—and it will show up instantly on your website, beautifully designed and ready to go.
All your information lives in one central, easy-to-navigate place.
If you can type, you can have a website.