Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Wanted: Great Church Websites

I am looking for...great church websites. Websites that go beyond the idea of signboard-in-cyberspace; that work well as a connecting point for active members and friends of a congregation, that help give people tools to live out their faith in the days between Sundays, and that are also appealing to people who may not (yet) be part of the faith community.

Any suggestions are most appreciated.

6 comments:

Tom in Ontario said...

What about, instead of a traditional website, a church made a Facebook page?

Anonymous said...

http://firstchurchcambridge.org/

First Church Congregational, UCC, in Cambridge Mass. Was a member here during grad school and afterwards, a wonderful parish. Unfortunately, then we moved away...

They have a terrific website too!

LutheranChik said...

Tom, I was thinking along the same lines...although as an "add-on" instead of an "instead-of." The Facebook page would give us exposure in a much wider world.

Considering the lack of computer literacy, or even ownership, among our members...this is only one small part of the puzzle for us. But we do have members and friends for whom an online presence would be very helpful.

Widening Circles said...

Well, this is self-promoting since I am the webmaster and I believe I have mentioned our site before, but we have received good feedback about our site both from existing members and from people who became members after discovering us through the site: http://www.stphilipsnewhope.org/.

Ruth said...

It's far from perfect, but functional...you may find ours useful...

If you want to see it please
email me at katiemyrib at sbcglobal dot net

Tom in Ontario said...

I think it also depends on what you want the website to do. Is it for better communication with your own members? Then it would look different than it might if it was primarily for outreach and evangelism and information purposes for non-members. I guess we might want it to be a hybrid of the two but then can you do each one well?