Browse
5 Key People You Need to Create a New Church Website

5 Key People You Need to Create a New Church Website

Posted May 22, 2018 by Brad Vos

Creating a church website can feel like a daunting task. Many pastors or staff members don’t know where to begin so they gladly hand over the reins to a willing volunteer. A single designer may be more efficient. The end result may not be as good as it could be. With just one person involved, the website will mirror the strengths and vision of the volunteer more than accurately representing the church. 

The best church websites are built by a team with a variety of skill sets and perspectives. Here are 5 roles you should consider having on your church web design team.
 

Visionary

You need someone on the team to make sure the website accurately portrays your church’s vision and highlights the things that are important to first time guests. Staff members are usually most in tune with this, but other key leaders can also play this role.
 

Techie

There are a lot of church website options. Someone will have to take the lead in figuring out which is the best fit for your church budget and design expertise. This team member should understand some of the technological aspects of a website so they can do the majority of the back end setup. If you can’t find a local volunteer, talk to other churches who have recently updated their website and learn from their decision making process or focus on website platforms or providers who help do the backend setup for you.
 

Graphic Designer

You don’t need a professional graphic designer to create a good looking church website. You will need someone on your team with a decent eye for design to help with color schemes, page layout and image selection. Their primary job is to make sure the site is visually appealing.
 

Author

Your text sets the tone of your website. Find a creative writer who is succinct and uses the vernacular of demographic your church is trying to reach. Creating a guide for the voice and tone of your content can help make sure the content is consistent with other productions from the church.
 

Updater

A great church website has to be current. It important to know who will be responsible for updating your site before you start the design process. Having them on the team and being a part of the decision making and design process will help them feel more comfortable in this role and ensure everything is updated correctly.

Filed under: Website

About the Author

Brad Vos

Brad Vos is the Pastor of CrossWay Church in Battle Ground, WA. Brad is also the creator of ChurchWP.net, a resource to help churches create their own WordPress website.

Don't miss a post

Join our email list

Comments (2)

  • Chris
    9:27 AM
    Tue, May 22, 2018

    How is the Updater a different role than the Visionary and the Author? Do you see them only for setting up the website?

  • Pastor Will
    10:45 AM
    Tue, May 22, 2018

    I love this! This is a great way to approach a church website. Start with the right people. Thanks for sharing!

Leave a Comment

Share your thoughts about this blog post with us.
All fields are required.

Recent Posts

Say it Like You Mean It
Say it Like You Mean It
0

Posted July 16, 2019 by Joel Gorveatte

We can often be frustrated by a lack of engagement with what we are wanting people to know and do. What if that could change? Here are 4 questions to answer before the next time you communicate.
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? A Guide to Reaching Out to Your Community
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? A Guide to Reaching Out to Your Community
1

Posted July 9, 2019 by Kristen Eleveld

You want to help your church be part of its community—but how can you make that happen? Here’s how you can reach more people in the neighborhood and on your church campus.
Communications Isn’t Sexy
Communications Isn’t Sexy
0

Posted July 2, 2019 by Owen Scott

When we think of our dream job in communications we have a pretty sexy picture in our mind. Lattes, hand-lettering, and designing to our hearts content. But communications is not sexy. Sometimes it can be downright painful. But is it worth it? I’d think so.
Step by Step Process to Keep People Engaged Through the Summer
Step by Step Process to Keep People Engaged Through the Summer
0

Posted June 27, 2019 by Tyler Rominger

Here are four simple steps to surround your ministry with a healthy level of enthusiasm and interest throughout the busy summer months.
The Case for Apps
The Case for Apps
0

Posted June 25, 2019 by Ernesto Alaniz

A well-executed app can drive engagement, increase connection, and bring true blessings to many within and outside our walls.
No, Your Church Doesn’t Need a Custom App
No, Your Church Doesn’t Need a Custom App
2

Posted June 18, 2019 by Bryan Haley

For many of us, we’re tired of our church being “behind the times.” We want our church members to have better access to the multitude of information, content, and communication available to them each day. So why not create a mobile app?
3 Ways to Reach Families with Special Needs in Your Church
3 Ways to Reach Families with Special Needs in Your Church
2

Posted June 11, 2019 by Kristen Eleveld

If you are struggling to think of ways to reach the special needs community in your church, you are not alone. Here are a few ideas to help you launch your communication campaign to include people and families of all abilities.
Fundraising in your Community
Fundraising in your Community
0

Posted June 4, 2019 by Tyler Rominger

We live in a culture that prizes actions taken on behalf of those that are in need. Invite your community to participate and invest themselves in their local church’s efforts. You’ll be surprised at how warm the reception to such a call to action can be.
Should You Be a Church Communications Specialist or Generalist?
Should You Be a Church Communications Specialist or Generalist?
1

Posted May 14, 2019 by Robert Carnes

Church communications pros often come in two different varieties: either you’re a specialist, or a generalist. That may be obvious, and you may already know which category you fall into. But it’s still interesting to consider if there are advantages to one over the other.
You’re Not the Boss of Me
You’re Not the Boss of Me
1

Posted May 8, 2019 by Owen Scott

Working in a team is essential to survival in ministry. But working in community is often easier said than done. Here are some practical tools you can put in place to lead effectively in your team environment.