Studies indicate that between 75% to 90% of people will visit your website before your physical location. Others indicate that people will visit over one dozen church websites before visiting a church’s physical location. And many—if not most—people visiting your church’s website will make a decision whether or not to visit your church’s physical location solely by their online experience alone.
If you don’t have a website – your church doesn’t exist. If you want people to come to your church, you need to make sure your church’s website does the following:
You have to put yourself in the shoes of your visitor. There are three types of visitors:
- People attending your church
- People attending another church
- People who do not regularly visit a church
If you need help with this I can help. You can have a website for about $8 a month (use the hostgator coupon podcastcoach to save 25%). Then you can purchase a theme for WordPress that is designed for churches. Services like Themefuse allow you to purchase a suite of theme (you’ll see $195 a year) that can scare you. You can purchase the ONE theme you need for $55.
With the new year upon us, take some time to look at your website. If possible, find someone who doesn’t go to your church (friend or family) and get them to go to your website while you watch and have them talk outloud about what they are thinking.