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This is a special post about a new resource for churches: Faithlife Sites—church websites that run themselves.
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 uploading a sermon or creating announcements in Proclaim—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 You never have to worry about conflicting or out-of-date information on your site, because Faithlife keeps everything in sync automatically.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.
- 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.
It just got easier for faith communities of all types and sizes to communicate important information—Faithlife.com now supports newsletters.
Group administrators, look for the “Newsletters” tab in the menu and you’ll find this new feature. It will be empty, since you haven’t sent any newsletters yet. Look for the “Send a newsletter” button on the right.
Clicking this button will lead you to the newsletter editor, which offers a handful of style options and content pods. Choose from text, members, and events.
- Text: The most straightfoward way to add your content. Good for devotionals and general announcements.
- Members: Highlights the Faithlife profile of a group member. Good for introducing new members, new leaders, or indicating who’s bringing snacks to small group next week.
- Events: Easily links all the details from a group event. No need to retype everything—two clicks and you’ll have it all loaded and ready.
When you’ve finished building your newsletter, send it from either the group or your personal account. If someone isn’t getting your newsletters, ask them to check their account settings. If they have unchecked the newsletters box for email notifications, they won’t receive your newsletters.
Start using the newsletters feature to communicate with your group today!