We have all found ourselves staring at our screens not knowing exactly what the next steps should be for our church website.
You either have a church website that you are looking to update, or you are wanting to create an entirely new site.
The first step to getting started is: don’t feel overwhelmed. Just start where you are. Create doable action steps that will get you where you need to go. Implementing the following ideas will allow you to develop your church website the way you’ve been wanting.
Logos are everywhere we look. These simple designs are eye-catching and tell a person exactly who a company (or church) is. Many times, a logo is the first point of contact people will have with your church.
When you are designing or updating your church website, it is important to remember these 5 crucial things when adding your logo to your site.
Is your church logo:
The style, colors, and fonts in your church’s logo will help determine how your website will look.
Creating a content map is one of the most useful things you can do. Basically, a content map is a spreadsheet that determines where the content and functions of your website will be. In this content map you will lay out each page and its purpose, determine what information will be found in the header, footer, and sidebars, and you will also layout how you want your website menu to be organized.
By using a content map, you will effectively speed up the website design process. Since you know what will be included, you can start creating content!
Theme and Template
Now that you have your logo and content map in place, it is time to start creating the theme and choosing the right template for you.
This may feel like a daunting task, but don’t worry! Just take your time as you are choosing. The last thing you need to do is rush this important process. Don’t just choose a template and add to it later, take your time to diligently consider what template will serve your church well. Does it include important features you need?
Also, look for an easily customizable template. You want your church website to stand out from the crowd. You will want this kind of flexibility so you can showcase your church’s personality.
Your church’s website will be the first point of contact that many people have with your church. Creating a website that is appealing and easy to navigate will allow people to get to know your church. This is an important tool for reaching your community and informing members.