On Church Websites
What should be included on a church website and, indeed, what shouldn't be?
In this episode of In:Dependence, Adrian Reynolds (Head of National Ministries) chats with Phil Topham (Executive Director) and Joel Murray (Communications and Media Officer) about church websites.
What are the essential ingredients of a website? What can make a website unhelpful? Who should be responsible for it? Why have one at all?
00:00 - Introduction
01:50 - Why are websites important for churches?
04:01 - Essential ingredients of a church website
06:55 - What not to include on a church website
15:01 - Who should manage your church website?
18:25 - Can Facebook replace a website?
21:09 - Don't assume knowledge
22:11 - Responsive websites
23:30 - How to improve your website
25:02 - 'Find a Church' on fiec.org.uk
26:46 - Website address names
27:41 - SEO on church websites
- Unsplash - free stock images
- Flickr Creative Commons - free stock images
- Faithlife - website management system
- Users, Sessions, Pageviews (How to Interpret Website Data) - Google Analytics help
- Update your FIEC church page
In:Dependence is FIEC’s official podcast, where you’ll hear teaching and resources for church leaders from the FIEC Ministry Team and guests from FIEC churches and partners.
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