For business and churches alike, a website is becoming an integral part of how we engage with current members and connect with new visitors to church. Your website, or lack there of, often serves as first impression of your church and can legitimize or de-legitimize your ministry. Even more important than simply just having a website, is having a website that keeps your congregation up to date with the latest events and sermon series from your church. If your website has events that are two years old listed as the “upcoming events,” it can say to visitors that this church is not on top of things. It also will probably discourage visitors from taking the step to become a member. You need a website that will help your church connect and keep your church members informed, but is easy enough to use and affordable.
WordPress is the answer to your website headache.
WordPress is a website managing platform that makes setting up and managing a website as easy as sending an email. WordPress is a great solution for churches of all sizes because it is simple to use, adaptable to meet your needs, and able to be upgraded as your church grows. The greatest thing about WordPress is that it is 100% free. WordPress has thousands of pre-made themes that make it simple to create the perfect look for your church website. WordPress also is easily upgraded to connect with Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media.
We like WordPress so much that we have just finished migrating our website over to WordPress.
Here are some examples of churches using wordpress.
If you are interested in creating a WordPress website for your church, please go and visit www.wordpress.org to find out more. Also, be sure to check out their 5 minute install guide. If you need extra help please feel free to contact Cornerstone and we can help get you and your church started in the direction that you want to go.
If you are looking for a website host check out WordPress’ recommended Hosts that make setting up a wordpress as simple as pushing a button.
For free themes go to http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/ If you want a great custom WordPress theme like the one cornerstone uses visit www.WooThemes.com For Plugins to add functonality to your site go to http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/