Saying what you believe

Everything about a church website should be implicitly communicating about the Christian faith, and it's good to provide explicit information as well. But it's important to remember the nature of the Web, and the range of audiences your site will attract.

Decorative image - pulpitBecause sites which have been written specifically to introduce / communicate / explain the Christian faith are only a mouseclick away, it's a good idea to consider linking to one or more of those rather than writing another one.

If you want to explain what makes your church's views different or special, take care to write in a positive way for a general audience, and don't get drawn into using doctrinal jargon which the majority of your visitors will find unhelpful.

Encouraging individual members of your congregation to write about their own experiences of God's love and of their own faith for the website (again remembering your potential audience) is an excellent idea if people are willing to do it.

This is also, of course, a good place to mention any Alpha or similar introductory course you may be running.

 

Last updated: June 2008 

Verse of the Day
Luke 1:26-28
“[The Birth of Jesus Foretold] In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.””

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