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Claim Your Church’s Google Listing Page

Claim Your Church’s Google Listing Page

Have you ever used Google to look for a nearby restaurant or business? If you have, you probably noticed a map and a list of different names with useful information such as opening hours, address, and a call or book button. These results come from Google My Business...

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Is Your Church Website “Giving Friendly”?

Is Your Church Website “Giving Friendly”?

Your church website is the center of your online presence. It’s where your members go for content about your ministry and where search engines direct prospective members. With all of this traffic and attention, it’s important that you prioritize online giving and...

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7 Ways an Outdated Church Website Hurts Your Ministry

7 Ways an Outdated Church Website Hurts Your Ministry

Having a website that is up-to-date will further strengthen the mission of your church, grow and engage your community, and give your members a convenient way to contribute. Keeping an updated and modern website also adds credibility. A church website that is seen as...

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New Year, New Ventures

New Year, New Ventures

The new calendar year tends to bring a renewed sense of purpose with it. We make resolutions to stop bad, old habits, and to try new things. The new year is a good time to test out new rhythms and lifestyles. In the church world, we have started a new church year and...

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There Are No Small Questions

There Are No Small Questions

When the big work of building your website is done, the questions that come up after you start using your website can seem small in comparison. But little questions can add up. And…Worship Times doesn’t think any of your questions are small or inconsequential. It’s...

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Website Layout and Organization

Website Layout and Organization

Why does it seem like churches are allergic to good design? From layout to color schemes to navigation and picture quality, many churches act like they are not worthy of a beautiful and professional website. The other thing we hear from churches is that they don’t...

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The Front Page: The New Front Door

The Front Page: The New Front Door

The front door of a church tells you a lot about the distinctive identity of the faith community. It's the first impression people have of your church. For example, a carved oak door on an two hundred year church speaks to its history. But when a church's front doors...

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Summer Review: Time for a New Theme?

Summer Review: Time for a New Theme?

Summer is a great time to review all aspects of your website, and just as you may buy a new swimsuit and new shorts for the season, it is the perfect season for a website makeover as well. With many platforms, this may be as easy as clicking a button, then making sure...

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Summer Review: Accessibility

Summer Review: Accessibility

This week, we are honored to hear from a guest author, the Rev. Laura Bratton, about the importance of making your websites accessible to those with different physical and mental abilities. Rev. Bratton is a coach and consultant who works with people to face difficult...

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Summer Review: Organization

Summer Review: Organization

Following up on last week’s post, we are talking about doing some website review and cleanup as we close out the summer. Last week we talked about getting rid of old and outdates information and photos, and this week we want to talk about your website’s organization....

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Featured Client: NEXT Church

Featured Client: NEXT Church

NEXT Church was formed around the questions that have arisen in a turbulent time in the church. Specifically, as the Presbyterian Church (USA) has seen people and churches leaving for other denominations, or no worshipping community at all, anxiety around identity and...

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Top 5 Things Church Visitors Look For: #5 – Content

Top 5 Things Church Visitors Look For: #5 – Content

Now that we've talked about the importance of worship times, events and calendars, staff pages and media, what else are people looking for on your ministry's website? Content, of course - this includes pictures and other important information about locations and times...

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The Cost of Neglecting Your Church Website

The Cost of Neglecting Your Church Website

“We don’t need a website.” “Our website is fine. We just updated it 7 years ago.” Have you heard this in your ministry or congregation? Have you said it? Too often and for many ministries, your website is the last thing to get attention. Updates become after thoughts...

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Telling Your Story: A New Hope

Telling Your Story: A New Hope

As we continue to celebrate Christmas, and look toward the new calendar year, this is often a week of reflection – on what happened in the previous year, and what we hope for in the new year. We ponder our successes and misses, and think about how we might be able to...

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Thou Shalt Focus on Ministry

The 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...

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Thou shalt keep thy calendar up-to-date

The 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...

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6th Commandment for Church Websites

The 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...

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5th Commandment for Church Websites

The 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...

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4th Commandment for Church Websites

The 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...

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3rd Commandment for Church Websites

The 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...

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2nd Commandment for Church Websites

The 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...

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1st Commandment for Church Websites

The 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...

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Worship Times named Editor’s Pick

Worship Leader Magazine has named Worship Times as one of its 2014 Editor's Pick for web development. Worship Times is a team of congregational leaders, and we are honored to be featured in this trusted resource for congregational leaders. Several team members have...

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Does Your Church need Online Giving?

As churches begin to look toward the annual stewardship campaign, many will be considering whether or not they should add online giving to their website. The answer is yes, if you can. We can take pictures of checks and upload them to our bank account. We use...

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About Our Community

This post was originally published as part of WordCamp Nashville (2014), which Worship Times sponsored. Our community includes a variety of groups from small churches to large nonprofit organizations. Some have been established for hundreds of years, and some are just...

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Re-Purposing Social Media Content

There's a repeated phrase in the world of social media: content is king. As a church leader who also does social media I understand the phrase but have some trouble with it because if we're going to call anything king it should be Jesus. But the main point of this...

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Visitors and Your Website

Have you ever wondered what people who aren't regular attenders at your church think about your website? The easiest thing to do is to find someone who fits in that category to look at your website and tell you, but that's not always possible. We don't want to jump on...

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