Web Design

Your church needs a welcoming website

Twelve reasons a great website can really help your Christian Science church or organization:

Help people find your church.

If someone is looking for a church or services, they can find you through your website and then through your Location page, see where you are on a map, and can even print directions, or get your address and use GPS to find you.

Help your members connect with each other.

A membership can really come together as they use your site to find out how to dial-in remotely to your Wednesday service, or through a blog or chat feature, they can communicate to each other during the week.

Help your church/organization organize events.

Organize all your events, as well as all Mother Church events, and even all events from other Christian Science churches in your area into one calendar. This also helps your First Reader have a single place to go to know all relevant events for announcements from the desk.

Answer questions about your church.

People have all kinds of questions about churches – from beliefs to parking, Practitioner, and nursery information. Put the answers out there.

Announce the subject of the upcoming service.

Let your community know what the subject will be for the upcoming Sunday.

Document your member’s healings, articles and testimonies.

Put your member’s healings on record for your neighbors and community to see. Show how your church ‘affords the proof of its utility’ (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, p 583:12). Include links to all articles published in The Christian Science Journal and The Christian Science Sentinel and Herald of Christian Science, as well as Daily Lifts, The Christian Science Monitor, etc.

Show your presence and commitment globally.

Instantly – without spending a dime – without buying a ticket or going through security at your airport, your website can reach as far away as Asia and Africa.

Save money on advertising.

A good website can stay useful and operative for many, many years. Whatever you spend on your site today can carry you for many years.

You can manage your own site, or have me do it.

Choose how to manage your website – you can create a committee to manage updates of events into the calendar (a free option), or hire GladSoundOutreach to manage it for you. We’re very inexpensive, and very fast!

Storage: Help your members easily find and access all church documents.

Store on your website membership lists and contact information, quarterly business minutes, agenda, and reports, church standing rules and general information. This section of your site would be accessible only by approved members with passwords.

Increase donations.

By putting a Donate Now button on your site, you allow non-members and visitors to contribute to your organization via credit card or PayPal.

Help your church/organization organize events.

Organize all your events, as well as all Mother Church events, and even all events from other Christian Science churches in your area into one calendar. This also helps your First Reader have a single place to go to know all relevant events for announcements from the desk.

Some samples of Christian Science church websites I’ve built: