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.

6th Commandment for Church Websites

Thy website is never done

It takes a lot of effort to build a website, and it’s tempting to think it’s done after you launch. Just like your church continues to listen to the Spirit and grow, your website needs to reflect that growth. Regular updates, new pictures, and fresh content are a key part of this. And you may need to occasionally change your design (we can do that, too). Designs go out of style pretty quickly–expect your website to be considered “old” every few years. If you can’t afford a custom website, don’t be afraid to use a nice pre-designed theme or template that can be jazzed up a bit.

5. Thy website shalt be mobile friendly

4. Thou shalt keep it short

3. Thou shalt use pictures that show thy community in action

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

1. Thou shalt put needed info right up front