Last week, I spoke with a small suburban church pastor who apologetically murmured how his church website embarrassed him.
“I’m sorry you had to see that.”
He went on to explain how it was setup 10 years ago by a church member who has since moved on and how impossible it is to maintain
- with all those HTML tags,
- menus in different parts of different pages,
- and all the interlinking. . .
Your Church Website
A church website slapped together by a coder who loved HTML but not color schemes doesn’t help you or your assistant
- publish your newsletter,
- put special service information online
- get your sermons online, or
- make updates very easy.
You can’t communicate with your people.
Your church website serves as the front porch — where potential church visitors check your church out before seeing you in person.
You know there are plenty of free church website resources to help you, but most of you are too busy to process all the free information out there.
Some of it you can do for free, but you have spend hours learning how to do it first.
Affordable Church Websites
Here is one solution to turn your clumsy embarrassing church website into a awesome front porch for your visitors to come and see you before coming to see you.
Sure, you could do it free, but has anyone fixed your church website site in 10 years?
Clover Website is one solution.
I subscribe to a email list of church administrators and this one has been highly recommended in that list.
We just switched to Clover Church Websites Sites last month. Our Youth Pastor maintains it and loves it. They even have a live person that answers the phone if there are any questions!
We compared Clover to Bridge Elements which had a cheaper upfront cost, however the Clover Church Site was much easier to work with and edit. They are also going to be rolling out an on-line giving platform we may also switch to.
We use Clover Church Websites for the exact same reasons that you mention and absolutely love it. I have been responsible for many different websites over the years from designing them from scratch to taking over other people’s designs and Clover has made web site administration a joy again for me.
Very easy to use. I have several different staff who have no web experience updating various content. I mainly make sure that it stays within our graphic standards and make changes to structure when necessary.
Very good support from Clover. Extremely helpful and friendly and responsive. But I’ve had very little to call them about everything just works.
Definite limitations due to the fact that they’ve designed it for easy use by non-web designers but the benefits, in my opinion, far outweigh the limitations. We haven’t been backed into a corner by any of the limitations. Most have an easy work around.
Your church website should not embarrass you.
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