Tag Archives: church marketing

Principles for Hiring Extraordinary Church Website Designers

I noticed that Lifechurch.TV has a gorgeous blog for their church internet campus. It uses the Thesis Theme from WordPress. What a great job from the web designers at Lifechurch.

Here is a great list of the Top Web Designs for Churches from the kind folks at Vandelay Design:

Extraordinary church web design principle number one: easy to navigate (ask the designer what they can tell you about usability and what usability elements they are adding to the site)
Extraordinary church web design principle number two: great and relevant content. content on the web tends to be shorter and in shorter paragraphs. the copy should tell your story and hopefully a little of your member’s story
Extraordinary church web design principle number three: easy to use forms
Extraordinary church web design principle number four: CSS (if you don’t know what CSS, please make sure your designer does)
Extraordinary church web design principle number five: general avoidance of the use of Flash. Flash is usually a usability faux pa.
Extraordinary church web design principle number six: Add social elements to your website, including a WordPress blog
Extraordinary church web design principle number seven: I may be partial, but search engine optimization or some other strategic form of internet marketing

Creative Fusion Media is a Christian Social Media Marketing Agency.

I’ve been thinking about user created content a little bit in the church website context. What kind of disclaimers should accompany church websites or more specifically church websites and ministry blogs? What points for hiring website designers would you add to the list?

Christian Technology Leaders to Meet in Nashville for Ministry 2.0

Welcome to the world of Church 2.0:

Exciting that churches are getting involved more in ongoing communications revolution new media:

Ministry 2.0 is a unique, hands-on workshop designed for church leaders interested in enhancing their ministry using cutting edge Internet tools. Unpack the possibilities of Web in ministry at Ministry 2.0.

What panel, speaker, or subject are you most excited about?

If you are involved in Ministry 2.0 follow me on Twitter and please give me a call at (615) 594 – 2095

I also invite you to check out my social media resources for Ministry 2.0 and social media resources for church and small business.