If you are looking for a church website builder to make a website for your religious organization, you have come to the right place! Doodlekit offers a free website builder that allows churches and their followers the ability to create their own website. Use our advanced template design tools in combination with photos of your members and facilities to create custom church templates. Pick the colors and styles best suited for you and your congregation.
Not only does Doodlekit provide you with all the website maker tools you need to create a church website, but we also provide church website hosting. Our servers use a cloud network to insure your data and images are never lost and available on the web 24/7. This allows you to make updates to your content about church events, specials, fundraisers, etc. and have it instantly relayed to users of your website. Community interaction through blogs and forums can be viewed by everyone as soon as they happen.
Doodlekit comes with some pretty advanced template design tools. This allows you to create a church template specific to your organizations needs. Everything from colors, layouts, sidebars, page styles, and more can be modified. Doodlekit even comes with a template design wizard that allows you to create a unique and custom looking template with just a few clicks. Design inspirational, spiritual and uplifting templates that best reflects your church and its followers.
If you are responsible for building or maintaining your church's website, you have probably discovered that the hard part is not finding a free church website builder and host. The free or reasonably priced web tools and hosting solutions available are legion. You likely already have at your fingertips the means for seamlessly uploading images, maintaining an online calendar, adding and changing text, and even managing a number of subscribers to your weekly newsletter.
But what content needs to be included in your church website, and how should it be presented? You've got the church website builder down, so what should you say and what pictures should you include? What are the most important things for your visitors to see and read?
If you are a Baptist, look at other Baptist websites. If you are non denominational, look at other non denominational sites, especially the successful ones with large and thriving congregations. What are they doing? What kind of content do they offer? What do they include on the first, or Home, page? Keep in mind not to copy anything you see. That would be Copyright infringement, or Trademark infringement. Yes, even with a church's content, it is protected. What you are really trying to do is get ideas about the best way to present your church and beliefs. And, after all, each church is uniquely different. Make a list of all the things the churches you desire to emulate include on their websites. Here is a partial list of questions you might ask as you review these sites:
Does it seem that some church website makers work better than others? Sometimes the tools and church templates available do affect content. So you may want to consider switching to a new church website creator, especially if you have not yet built your website or have not yet included too much content.
The only other answer is make the clergy or someone who knows your church doctrine really well responsible for all the content. This assumes you don't already know all the scriptures yourself and that you are going to be responsible for all the writing on your site. So, maybe being the hero for finding a way to offer your congregation a free church website was not enough. You must also become a church scholar!
Along these lines, and exploring the purpose of your site, be wary of to whom you are presenting your church. If you are a private church with limited membership, you really are just putting up a site for your members. In this case, very simple and limited content will likely do the trick. You just need to keep members informed of when your meetings are held, maybe a means for paying tithing, and perhaps where to buy church literature, which may include your own shopping cart. However, if your main focus is on new membership, remember that your site is for the outside public, not your established members. In such a case, always be asking yourself how you can best present your web content to non members. How do you win their hearts?
As we've been emphasizing, your website content represents your church. If you happen to be responsible for the content, you are also responsible for knowing what your church preaches. The Lord works in mysterious ways, and perhaps this is his way of helping you get to all the Bible study you may have been neglecting. So, here is how you can know your church better than before. You are responsible for being a spokesperson for your beliefs. You may have a lot of learning in store.