As your church approaches 200 people or over in attendance every Sunday, your website will need many of the basic pages any church website needs—just at a higher level. With the more leadership, ministries, and events that your church has, the more pages and content you will need.
However, as your church grows in size, your church website also has the opportunity to create more pages and include extras items on your site (like event registration and more.) We’ll discuss these extras throughout the article.
First, here’s 7 pages that should make up the base of your website.
1. You must have a homepage
Your church’s homepage is your first impression with any potential visitors—so make it a good one! Include where your church is located, what time your service starts, and what visitors can expect on a typical Sunday morning (like worship style, dress code, and nursery schedule.)
2. You must have an about page
An about page is a great place to include your church’s mission and vision as well as introduce them to church leadership. You can include a picture of each staff member with a short bio to allow visitors to get to know your team, or you can link to specific staff pages. For a church of over 200, you may have a large leadership team. You could link to a standalone “Staff” page or even create individual pages for each staff member
3. You must have individual ministry pages
For a church with over 200 people, it’s likely that your list of ministries is extensive. Create an individual page for each of your ministries where you can give a detailed description of each ministry and encourage visitors or even current members to get involved.
Extra: If your ministries are hosting events, you can also include registration forms on those pages. This makes it easy for your members to sign up for events that they’re interested in. This also helps those working the event keep track of registrations and other info all in one place.
4. You must have a beliefs page
This is where you should include your church’s statement of faith and breakdown your congregation’s beliefs on different topics. The more specific you are, the better potential visitors will be able to understand the heart of your church.
Extra: Your beliefs page is also a good place to include any community partners or organizations that your church supports. This way, potential visitors who also like these organizations may be interested in visiting your church.
5. You must have online giving
Online giving provides an easy, accessible way for church members to tithe from anywhere at any time. Popular online giving platforms include Tithe.ly, Unified Giving, and church management systems like StoreHouse.
If your church is looking to set up online giving, you can find the instructions on our website.
6. You must have a sermons page
A sermons page gives you a specific place to include your previous church services. This allows potential visitors the opportunity to sample your preaching before attending a Sunday service, and it also allows current members to refresh what they’ve learned or catch up on sermons if they had to miss a week.
7. You must have a contact page
If you want potential visitors to attend a Sunday service, you also need to give them the space to contact you if they have questions. Here, you can list the church’s phone number, email, and a contact form to give visitors multiple ways to contact your church. Also, include an embedded map to make finding directions to your church easy.
As we mentioned earlier, having a larger church gives you opportunities that not every church receives. Below, we’ve compiled some pages that could benefit a church of your size.
- Events Page
With a church of over 200 people, it’s likely that you’re hosting or helping with dozens of different events throughout each month. Make it easy for visitors and current members by keeping track of all these events on one page.
- Sunday School, small groups, life groups, etc…
Whatever your church decides to call your smaller gatherings, it’s wise to include more information about them on your website to encourage people to get involved. You could stick this in with your individual ministry pages, but if you already have a long list of ministries, it may be wise to make it its own page.
With over 200 people in attendance at your church, you have all kinds of different opportunities for your church website. We recommend using the 7 pages mentioned above as a baseline and adding on depending on your church’s needs.
If your church needs help developing pages for your website, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team today. Our team at Yemba Digital would love to serve you.
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