New Engaging Community Church Website
The internet and world events have changed how people communicate and engage day-to-day. As such, Sunnyside Mennonite Church needed an online hub for potential and current members of the congregation. The new WordPress website allows the Church to connect with members no matter what is happening in the world. Below are some of the features the Digital Hill team included to ensure communication and connection between website visitors and church leaders.
Studies show that new website visitors spend on average 2.6 seconds scanning a website before focusing on a specific area. Following this quick scan, most web visitors then focus on the site logo. Visitors then spend an average of 6 seconds looking at the logo. Thus, having the Sunnyside Mennonite Church logo in a prominent position is key for recognition.
Minimal navigation options increase the responsiveness of a website. However, having clear, concise menu options that cover all visitor needs is also important. If you have too many options, web visitors may just get overwhelmed and leave.
As church members vary in age from children to elders, it is crucial that the new Sunnyside Mennonite Church website is easy to navigate. With this in mind, the home page clearly displays all key information for website visitors from Worship Service times to the Church address. Users can also click on the various CTA boxes to learn more about the Church’s mission, activities, and service times. There is also a simple menu bar at the top of the page with links to the Gallery, Who We Are, What We Do, Find Us, and Contact pages. By having clear, concise navigation, users can quickly find the information they need.
Over the past few years, many churches have begun offering live streams of their Worship Services and Sunnyside Mennonite is no different. Thus, having a clear link to their Facebook page with the live streams is key. Additionally, by linking to their social media, Sunnyside can cross-promote events easily between the website and Facebook.
The WordPress CMS (content management system) makes the Sunnyside Mennonite Church easy to update. This allows church leaders to update as they see fit. They have full control over adding blog posts, images, and events to the website. Better yet, WordPress CMS is easy-to-use, with drag and drop features when creating a new post. With this, the church does not need to have a website developer to manage the website for them going forward.
You only have a few seconds to make a great impression when visitors arrive on your website. Thus, having a responsive, well-designed church website is key to meeting visitor expectations. The above features help make the Sunnyside Mennonite Church stand out while being simple and user-friendly.
If your church is considering a website update, or a new website, contact our Digital Hill team today!