Let the Diocese Build Your Church Web Site

Contributed by: Steve Welch, Canon for Communications

A modern, well-built, and well-maintained Web site is your church’s red front door to the world. Congregants and prospective congregants come to the Web to learn more about a church, to see pictures, to get a sense of the culture, and to find worship times and places.

Many congregations, though, struggle to build and maintain a good Web site. Church sites wind up being ugly, clunky, and full of outdated information. Volunteers build a site and then move, and no one knows how to access the site anymore.

If your congregation needs a new Web site but lacks the knowledge or resources to get it done, the diocesan communications office can help. Working with our Web developer and on our platform, the diocese will build simple Web sites at no charge, with many of the modern features of the diocese Web site:

  • Mobile-first design that works on most smart phones and tablets
  • Publish newsletters and news stories directly on the Web site
  • Integration with Facebook, Twitter, and other social media

Simple sites will be built and maintained—including regular content updates—at no cost to congregations needing the service. For more complex sites, we’ll help you coordinate with the developer who built the diocesan Web site and pass on actual costs to you at the discounted rate the diocese receives.

To learn more, contact Steve Welch, Canon for Communications.