Friday, November 5, 2010

Looking for Church Website Recommendations

A few of us have been talking for a while about updating our church’s website. I have been digging around looking at other churches’ sites, but I would like to get your recommendations.

Which churches are doing it right? What do you like about their sites? What do you look for in a church website either as a longtime member or as a newcomer trying to find a new church? What do you hate about church websites?

Any and all construction recommendations and suggestions are welcome. Thanks for your input.


  1. The church I go to uses a package that's supposed to be pretty easy to update. Check

    DSM's church, however, has a nice and very clean looking website that I like a lot.

    One thing they're missing, though, is a page that tells us anything about the staff other than their names.

  2. You can look at ours: It's built around Joomla, an open source content management system.

    First Parish, Lexington MA

  3. Last spring I stumbled upon: I didn't spend a lot of time exploring, but fro, what I say, I like it a lot.

    Very clean, visually appealing, and simple to navigate. There is also a lot of content on there, which is hard to do without making a site seem unfocused/cluttered/unwelcoming to newcomers...but somehow, it looks like they may have done it.

  4. Please check out page at - a self-assessment tool for church sites, which also includes links to good sites.



  5. Thank you to all of you for your recommendations. I'm sure they will be a source of inspiration as we upgrade.