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.

8th Commandment for Church Websites

Thou shalt keep thy calendar up-to-date

There’s nothing more frustrating than showing up to worship or another event at the wrong time, especially for visitors. If anything is canceled at the last minute, be sure to send out a cancellation via each way you advertised. If your church changes worship times in the summer, make sure that is noted on your site for a couple of months before the change will happen. Just a couple hours over the course of a month spent double checking and updating dates and times of events on the website can make a big difference. Be sure any Facebook events are updated as well.

7. Thou shalt be thoughtful about using social media

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