A Front Door
In the 19th and 20th centuries, visitors often made choices about visiting a church from the outside. If the doors of the church were kept up, varnished or painted, it was assumed that the congregation was doing well. However, if the doors looked shabby, windows were broken or cracked, it was assumed that the church was on its last legs.
Today, a church website acts like the exterior of the church. Many people new to the community will begin their search for a church home with a search on Google. If a church has a website that is well designed, has a good template, with easy to find and up-to-date information; a visitor will spend some time there and will often make a decision to visit. However, if the site has a poor design, hard to find information, or has outdated information, the visitor will search for another church website in your town.
ChurchWebsites by Personal Techie™ was created by a church Elder and webmaster who was frustrated at the number of church websites he visited that were ugly, overly complicated and outdated. He decided that there was no reason a church could not have a good looking website that was easy to maintain, along with a domain name that reflected the name of the church and not the website provider, all at a reasonable price.
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