If your church doesn’t have a church website, here are some options that have been around for some time.
Out of these top three options, I think Clover Sites is making the best product out there right now for a variety of reasons. Here’s a good reason. They have mobile versions of your site that are built automatically. They have a killer video player that’s coming out soon. Check this out to see more of their options coming soon.
A lot of these are pretty nice. But I recently found out about another major player out there called SquareSpace.com Square Space is a combination of web host, website designer, and church management system. If you go to their page they have some seriously nice-looking sites on there.
There are a few advantages to using a system like this:
1. It’s WYSIWYG: You can log into the back end, select a template, and edit stuff using a “What you see is what you get” editor. So if you don’t know how to mess with the code, you can make professional edits that look good.
2. It’s much cheaper: They have an option that would cost churches $14 per month. This is much cheaper than paying $500-1000 for a one-time setup fee for the other guys, and then having hosting fees that cost about $20 per month.
3. For those that know how to mess with code, you can add in and mess with the code to fully customize your template as much as you want.
There are some big names out there using SquareSpace for their websites, across many different industries. I suggest you take a look.
Has anyone ever used SquareSpace or considered it?