25 Website Ideas for Your Church
Is your church utilizing microsites?
A microsite is a great web solution for churches to convey a broad message with a specific purpose. You can provide a segmented chunk of information to a targeted audience and design it for the audience and content. This way you can avoid the hassle of having to design within the current confines of your main site. When used effectively, microsites can help your congregation find what they need exactly when they need it.
Read ahead and get 25 unique website ideas for your church.
Write daily, weekly or monthly devotionals and invite your congregation or audience to engage with them online. You can even integrate a Facebook Module so that people can discuss the devotionals together.
Easter is a big Sunday for a lot of churches and organizations. Set up a microsite to share the story of the Resurrection and provide details on your events and services for Easter.
Christmas is a time of year when people give more generously, seek more spirituality and crave more community. Set up a microsite to share different events you have happening to celebrate and make sure you set up a way for people to give momentarily and sign up to serve!
Read more on the .BIBLE blog: 4 Simple Ways to Add Meaning to Christmas
What if there was a place people could go all year to share the things for which they are grateful? Set up a thanksgiving microsite that fosters the sharing of gratitude and provides some fun downloads (like the 25 best Thanksgiving recipes to eat all year).
5. Special Sundays
If you have a Special Sunday coming up (like a Launch Sunday or a celebration Sunday), set up a microsite, giving all the details and information people will need to prepare and participate.
6. Building Campaigns
Building projects are a great undertaking for churches, and your congregation is going to want to be able to see the progress and celebrate milestones. Set up a microsite to keep your congregation up-to-date.
7. Bible Quizzes
Have a little fun with your followers, from the elementary age groups to the adults, by posting daily trivia and quiz questions. It’s a great way to engage while increasing knowledge of Biblical and Christian history.
8. Sunday School Lessons
Help parents stay on top of what their kids are learning by providing a one-stop-shop where parents can go to get all the information. Place follow-up questions or exercises that families can do together to reinforce the lessons children learn on Sundays.
9. Small Groups
Why not have a place where people can find, join and learn about all the small groups available at your church? Small groups are such an important part of discipleship and having a central place for learning and joining can remove a huge hurdle for entry.
10. Special Events
Every organization plans special events - from fundraisers to weddings to conferences. A microsite here keeps all information in the same place and can provide answers to frequently asked questions.
11. Vacation Bible School
Create a microsite for your VBS program that covers everything from the curriculum to the policies to the teachers. Introduce everything a curious parent wants to know about your program.
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Keep all your sermons searchable and within easy reach with a microsite just for sermons.
13. Books of the Bible
Create a microsite for each book in the Bible - perhaps with commentary and reading plans for each.
14. Motivational Quotes
Keep everyone inspired by providing an arsenal of great quotes from great leaders.
Set up a microsite with Who, What, When and Where of any conferences you’ll be hosting or attending.
From corporate retreats to church retreats, keep every-
17. Multi-Site Locations
Are you a church or organization with many locations? Set up a microsite for each one!
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18. Guest Speakers
Having a guest speaker visit your organization or your church on Sunday? Set up a microsite with their information, short bio, and a little more information about why you’re excited about their visit.
Set up a place where a mission statement or beliefs, your missions, your community goals, and your WHY are clearly posted and publicized.
20. Summer Reading Program
Encourage continued education throughout the summer months when you sponsor a reading program for your attendees and make it extra simple when you promote your microsite as the place to get all the necessary details.
21. Celebrate Volunteers
Showcase your volunteer superheroes in one spot when you collect bios and fun images of your church’s volunteers and post them to your microsite.
22. Youth Group
Your youth group members will appreciate some “web autonomy” with the creation of their own microsite.
23. Community Event
Has your church committed to participating in your town’s hunger awareness 5K or food drive? Send all interested parties to your online home for details about getting involved.
24. Ministry Micro-Spot
Make it easy on your larger ministry teams, like children’s ministry or your worship team, when you declare an online home as the spot to get the latest song or lesson list, pertinent videos, and communication from the leaders to the volunteers.
25. Church-Wide Reading Campaign
Those who are engaging with the Bible consistently are 228% more likely to share their faith with others and invite them to church. Grow your community and grow spiritually by reading the Bible together, and make it easy for the campaign participants when you utilize a microsite as your digital home base.
Check out 5 steps to run a Bible-reading campaign.
Don’t get stuck in the one-website-for-the-whole-church rut. Take advantage of tailored microsites that can be designed to fit your unique purpose. Find out more about microsites at get.bible/learn.