Do you have a blog going on your church website? I have a handful of pastor friends that have not yet jumped into the world of blogging (at least not on their church websites.) When I ask them why not, here are some of the answers I get:
What I have told these friends (and what I will tell anyone who asks) is that none of those excuses hold much water. In fact. there are a few great reasons you need to have a blog on your church website. Here's the beginning of a list:
Setup a risk-free 30-day trial and test out the blog feature yourself. Check out this video tour of the new blog feature at SnapShot Web:
If you have a blog on your church site, we'd love to see it in action (and interact with you there.) Post it in the comments and we'll take a look. Have you got other reasons to add to the list? Post them here as well.
Tommy Foster is the Associate Pastor of Students at First Baptist Church of Mountain Home. He has used SnapShot Web for a few years to power his Student Ministry Website at 180uth.com and his church website at myfbcmh.com. One of the things that Tommy is doing really well on these websites will be noticeable as soon as you visit the home page. On both sites, you will see an eye-catching, layered, and interactive slideshow that will highlight some of the most important things going on in the community. He's using SnapShot's SlideShow feature to pull this off.
Well Done Tommy.
A few years ago a church could get away with having a website that was nothing more than informational – a site that merely answered basic questions about the time and location of the weekly service. A strictly informational website like this is called a “brochure website” because its content is static. It basically serves the same purpose as a tri-fold brochure that you might pick up in a hotel lobby.
The time for brochure websites has come and gone.