If everyone in your community were given a poll to rate your church’s credibility, what would your rating be? Research shows that 46% of the people today determine the credibility of an organization from its website. Credibility is the quality of being trusted and believed in. When you think of an organization that is credible we relate to them trustworthiness, reliability, dependability, and integrity
94% of people cited poor web design as the reason they mistrusted or rejected a church’s website which resulted in them never visiting that church.
Your church website is the very first point of contact for many, many people in your community. You have 7 seconds or less to make a first impression. Therefore, it needs to represent who you are as a church. Think of it like the maintenance and care of your church building. You wouldn’t let your facilities fall apart, so why would you let your website look bad? Having no church website is like not having a front door entrance to your church building. So, it is absolutely necessary to have a church website that makes a credible first impression resulting in people visiting your church.
Church Website Brings Awareness To The Church
In 2012, 46% of church attenders stated a church’s website was important in picking a church to visit.
Your church website is a vital part of making your community know that you exist. We live in a time where people are hurting, searching for answers. God is the answer! A good church website is a great way to make a huge impact in helping your community to know the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. Don’t let your church be the best kept secret in your community!
Church Website Engages People In Ministry
64% of church goers say the church website is important in facilitating participation in church.
Features that most people use on a church website are:
- First, listening and downloading sermons.
- Secondly, serving opportunities in the church.
- Thirdly, information for visitors and what they can expect.
- Lastly, service information, location, and contact information.
People are now turning to a church’s website to become better connected with the church. A good website will produce engagement which will result in people interacting with ministries of the church.
Credibility and influence go hand in hand; therefore, a church website is a powerful outreach tool to reach people and influence them for the cause of Christ. The church has an obligation to help people to know they exist, connect to their community, and to help people engage with them.
Our team at Professional Support Staff has the passion to help pastors and leaders to reach and teach people for the cause of Christ. Call us today @ (865) 272-6550 and let us see how we can design a website for your church that not only looks great, but strengthens your credibility rating in your community.