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.

7th Commandment for Church Websites

Thou shalt be thoughtful about using social media

Social media for churches is different than social media for individuals. You can spend a lot of time and energy trying to figure out all the social media platforms out there. You don’t need to jump on every new form of social media that comes out. Focus on a couple that can really build up the communication between community members like Facebook and Google+.

They key thing to remember is: if your church leadership can’t explain clearly why the church is on a certain social media site, it’s time to re-think how you’re spending your digital energy.

6. Thy website is never done

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