If your church is nearing 100 people in attendance each Sunday morning, your website needs more than just the typical homepage. With more people comes more ministries, leadership, and more that need to be properly reflected on your website.
Below, we discuss the 5 essential website pages that your church needs to develop a successful website and to connect with your community and potential visitors.
1. You must have a homepage
No matter the size of your church, you always need to start with a homepage. This is likely the first page potential visitors may see, so it’s important that you make a good first impression. There are 2 specific pieces of information that every church website must have:
- Where and When. Make it very clear where your church is located and what time your service starts. Don’t make potential visitors hunt this information down. Make this information prominent.
- What to Expect. This helps web users who visit your church website know exactly what to expect when they come to join you for worship on Sunday morning. Tell them what to wear, what your music style is like, if you have nursery available, and more. The more information you give potential visitors, the more likely they will feel comfortable to attend your service.
The homepage is also a great place to include your church’s sermons. You can embed a livestream for each week, or you can post your sermons after church each Sunday.
2. You must have an about page
An about page is important to include on your website so that visitors can get to know your church. This page should include your church’s mission and vision statements.
One of the most important things to include on your about page is your staff bios. You should include everyone on your staff including the pastor, the worship leader, the nursery coordinator, and more. Include an image of each of your staff members and a short biography.
Potential visitors are looking to see who they can connect with, so make your bios personal and relatable. Include your family, any jobs outside of the church, and hobbies. This can help you make a connection with those visiting your website.
3. You must have a ministry page
For a church nearing 100 people in attendance, it’s important to include a standalone ministry page on your website. With higher attendance, it’s likely that you have more ministries than small churches, and it’s important to give potential visitors a glimpse into what your church offers.
Start by listing and describing each ministry you offer. From children’s ministries to Bible studies to community outreach programs and more. Give a detailed description so that visitors who want to get involved know what the ministry is about. You can also include contact information for the organizer of each ministry to make it easier for visitors to reach out. And don’t forget to include pictures!
4. You must have a beliefs page
Another important page to include on your church website is a beliefs page. You should include your church’s statement of faith and breakdown what your church believes on varying topics.
A beliefs page is important because it lets potential visitors know what your church believes before they show up to your service. This gives them a good sense of your faith and helps them understand your mission and vision.
5. You must have a contact page
The last page you need to include on your church’s website is a contact page. After potential visitors have perused your site, they’re going to want to get in touch with you. Include your church’s phone number, email address, and any other forms of contact you have available. YOu can also include a simple contact form.
The contact page is also a great place to include your church’s address again. You can even include a map so that users with smartphones can easily pull up the directions to your church.
Building a website for a church under 100 doesn’t have to be scary. With these 5 pages, you can create a site that connects you with your community and encourages potential visitors to join you on Sunday mornings.
If your church needs help creating pages like these, reach out to our team at Yemba Digital. We would love the opportunity to serve you!
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