Popular Content Management Systems (CMS’s) for Church Websites – Our Research Results

Popular Content Management Systems (CMS’s) for Church Websites – Our Research Results

We wrote a web crawling script to research the most popular content management systems used by church websites. We gathered data on 1,600 churches, and our web crawler inspected those 1600 church websites in late 2015. This article describes what we learned. Initially, we were tempted to title this post “The Best Content Management Systems…

The Three Biggest Excuses People Make for Neglecting Their Church Websites

The Three Biggest Excuses People Make for Neglecting Their Church Websites

There are three main ways churches often neglect their websites: NOT having a website at all. NOT updating the design of your website to keep pace with advancements in web technology. Most designs have a “shelf life” of three to five years. NOT logging in to the website and updating pages on a regular schedule, e.g….

Picking the right technology for your church website

Picking the right technology for your church website

Use a web content management system (web CMS) rather than static HTML “Static HTML” is shorthand for the way people used to build websites in the 1990s. You would individually create web pages using a text editor or software such as Microsoft Frontpage or Adobe Dreamweaver. Then you would upload them to your web server. Web publishing…

Reformation Scotland

Reformation Scotland

Reformation Scotland’s mission is to bring wisdom from great authors of the Second Reformation period (1638 to 1661) to the present-day church, unearthing their insights and republishing them in booklets, e-books, and blog posts. Despite their quality of content, Reformation Scotland garnered little online attention. Their existing website platform had many frustrating constraints—links refused to…

How to build a church website: a 30,000 foot view

It’s more than just technology Building a church website involves three components: technology, people, and processes. Technology, people, and processes form what Dave Bourgeois of Biola University calls “the digital ministry framework.” To build a church website which is a useful tool for outreach, you need to answer questions about people, processes, and technology. People Unless the ultimate…

What is the value of a church website?

Every church in North America should regularly evaluate the effectiveness of its use of mass communication tools God is at work building the church on the foundation of Jesus Christ to be a witness in society. Communication is necessary in this work. “Face-to-face” is the best and most precious form of communication. But throughout church history there has…