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Get Your Church Online Now!

Updated on May 27, 2012

You need to be online

Every church needs a website. People now, especially younger people, are more likely to use the internet to find information on churches when they are planning to find a new church home. Having a website will help bring more people to your church.

What do I need?

I've worked with churches with website and many churches without websites. When I asked why churches didn't have a website, it always came down to the one same thing... Money. Getting your church online might seem expensive but it can be done cheap, easy and fast. There are really only three things that you need to get your church website online. You need a domain name, web hosting, and a website.

Domain Name

To get starting putting up a church website you need a domain name. Finding a domain name is very easy. Sites like Namecheap will let you search for an available domain name. A Google search will reveal many different domain name websites. I've used Namecheap for years and have never had a problem with them.

Most web hosting websites will also let you search for a domain name and pay for the domain and the hosting at the same time. Once you have your domain name picked out you can find the right hosting for the site.

Web Hosting

To have a website on the internet you need web hosting. There are many sites available that offer web hosting. Some are good and some are bad. Dreamhost and Hostgator are two popular hosting companies that have been in business for a long time and offer a good service at a good price. I've used both and would recommend either of them. There are also many Christian hosting companies that will host websites specifically for Christian websites or church websites.

The Website - Site Design

To get your website up quick, easy and cheap, many of the Christian hosting companies will offer free church website templates to get you started. If you don’t like the free templates that the Christian hosting company offers you, you can hire a designer to design a professional looking church website. But if you are trying to keep costs down there are websites that offer professional looking website designs for a small price.

Theme Forest is a site that sells HTML templates and themes for Wordpress, Drupal or other CMS software. These templates are ready to go. All you have to do is put in your own information and you have a professional looking church website.

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