Church website design can feel like a lot of pressure—especially as your attendance nears 150 and you begin to need more content and pages on your website.
However, it doesn’t have to be! Below, we discuss the 7 website pages that every church under 150 must have. With these pages, your church is on the right path to developing a successful website.
1. You must have a homepage
The homepage is arguably one of the most important aspects of your church website. It’s the first thing potential visitors will see, so you need to make sure it sets a good first impression. There are 2 things that every church needs to include on their homepage:
When and Where
Potential visitors need to know where your church is located and what time your service starts if they’re going to visit you on Sunday mornings. Make this information prominent on your homepage so that they don’t have to go searching for it.
What to Expect
Before planning a visit to your church, people want to know exactly what they can expect on a Sunday morning. They want to know what they should wear, if your service is more traditional or contemporary, or if you’ll provide childcare for their kids. Try to give them any information you would want to know when visiting a new church for the first time.
2. You must have an about page
An about page gives you the space to tell potential visitors more about your church and the leadership running it. We recommend including your church mission and vision on this page as well as staff introductions.
When introducing your leadership, include a picture of each member of your staff with a short bio. Remember: these bios allow visitors to get to know your team, so make them personal and relatable. Giving details about your hobbies and families can help visitors connect with your team.
3. You must have individual ministry pages
For a church nearing 150 people in attendance on Sundays, it’s important to have an individual page for each of your ministries. This allows you to go into more detail for each ministry rather than grouping them all together on one page.
So, make a separate page for your children’s ministry, life groups, worship team, etc. On each page, you can give a description of the ministry and encourage people (whether potential visitors or current members) to get involved. Include a point of contact for each ministry or a contact form on the page to make it easy to find out more information.
Also, make sure to include pictures of each ministry on their pages. This gives them a personal touch and can help visitors make a better connection.
4. You must have a beliefs page
A beliefs page is the perfect place to include your church’s statement of faith and give visitors a glimpse into the heart of your church. Here, you can breakdown what your church believes on a variety of topics.
Even if a potential visitor isn’t sure what they believe, they want to know what you believe so they can get a sense of your faith before they even walk through the church doors.
5. You must have online giving
For a church with close to 150 people in attendance, it can be beneficial for your church website to develop an online giving page. Online giving offers a convenient way for members to donate from anywhere at any time, and it gives them another payment option beyond cash and check.
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
Having a sermons page on your website is beneficial for both potential visitors and current church members.
For visitors, it allows them to hear a sample of your pastor’s preaching before attending a service. It gives them a chance to hear the preaching style and what a typical Sunday would sound like. For current members, it allows them to go back and listen to sermons they found particularly interesting or catch up on sermons if they were out of town or sick.
On the sermons page, you can upload your previous sermons and also embed a livestream to show the current week’s sermon.
7. You must have a contact page
After a visitor has checked out your homepage, seen your leadership team, and listened to a sermon, they’re going to want to reach out to you. You can make this process easy for them by creating a contact page.
Here, you can list the church’s phone number, email, and a contact form to give visitors multiple ways to contact your church. You can also include a map of your church location so that users can easily access directions to your church.
With these 7 pages, your church website will be primed and ready to connect with those in your community and provide the right information to potential visitors looking to attend your service on Sunday morning.
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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