Church Marketing Blog

Here, we publish useful information and ideas for all church leaders and communicators — mostly about church websites, but also about all other aspects of church communications and outreach. You’ll find information about best practices in website security, church email, social media, and much, much more.


Is your church ready for a planned giving program?

By Beverley J McLain, MBA, CAP® Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy McLain Consulting LLC Get set up for success. There is a wealth of anecdotal evidence out there about reasons why planned giving programs don’t work as expected. Unrealistic expectations and a lack of commitment from leadership are two key ones.…

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How to Create PayPal Buttons

A popular free plugin that made it easy to add PayPal buttons to your website is now seriously outdated; the developer has stopped maintaining it and now charges $59 per year per website for his new version of a plugin that always has been free.  If you maintain your own…

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A Dozen & One Reasons To Love Your Church Website

Friends of Ministry builds in all of the features and benefits found in the most effective church websites, and we do more. Here are 13 reasons our clients love the websites we have built for them. Scaled to Each Church’s Budget Our web development and hosting packages are priced so…

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12 Characteristics of Effective Church Websites

If your website is not attracting Sunday visitors and engaging your members, you’re not alone. Two out of three churches consider their websites ineffective, according to Best Practices in Internet Ministry, a study by David T. Bourgeois, Ph.D., associate professor at Biola University’s Crowell School of Business. That’s the bad…

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