EditorsPick_2014_200The team at Worship Times is dedicated to empowering congregations developing their church websites and digital presence. On November 1 Worship Times was named one of Worship Leader Magazine’s Editor’s Pick for web development (read more here). So for the next couple of weeks we will be presenting what we consider to be the 10 Commandments for Church Websites. If you have further questions or want to learn more about Worship Times, please feel free to email us.

2nd Commandment for Church Websites:

Thou shalt be on thy website who God is calling thou to be in the world

Many potential visitors will be looking at your website, and they’ll be expecting what you say on the website to match what they see in worship or other church activities. If your church has crafted a mission statement (1-2 sentences) be sure to have it on your home page. But don’t just say what your mission is. Show it. Photos, events, even language that you use needs to support your greater mission. Granted, churches are vibrant and dynamic. It’s hard for all churches regardless of size to sum up your mission in a statement or in your digital presence. Tell the story of who you are and who God is calling you to be, not who you think visitors want you to be.

1) Thou shalt put needed info right up front