Web Ministry 101

A 6-week online course offered by United Methodist Communications that helps you understand how a web ministry can fit into the bigger picture of your church’s outreach. In this course we explain the theological basis for creating and maintaining a Web ministry. Web Ministry 100 is a pre-requisite for advanced Web Ministry courses. Click Here For Details

 

Here is an important statistics you might want to share with your church: More that 75 percent of people looking to attend a new church use the Internet. However, according to a study published by The Barna Group, churches continue to lag. Less than 2/3 of churches hava a website and of those than 1 percent of those sites are designed for “seekers.”

Web Ministry is exactly that, a ministry. It needs to be supported with a budget, staff and volunteers to be effective. United Methodist Communications offers an excellent online course on how to get your Web ministry moving. You can learn more here.

What to do next? Even having a simple website up is a great first step. The good news is you don’t need to re-invent the wheel. Here are some great resources:

Examples of great designed church websites

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Then you will want to choose an inexpensive, quality Web hosting and design company . . .

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Design it, write the copy and then add photographs to make your website interesting . . .

30 Websites to download free photography for your website