Frankly, my local church website was hacked 3 times after having that same website sit for years without attention. The result? Members weren’t able to pay tithes online for a limited time. Others saw images they weren’t supposed to see on a church website, and many others were redirected to make purchases of viagra.
Chances are that a percentage of your bulletin readers are active on and subscribed to your Facebook page. Perhaps, a call or text blast is enough. Many of our crossmrkt.com clients are using text this way. Others, like RPC Adventist Church is using our pocketpew.com mobile app to add the pdfs there. Sligo SDA Church uses Issuu (https://issuu.com/sligochurch) to load up their bulletins. My church pastor sends out an email, and we, at times, post it on Facebook. Faithvox.com is working on this issue by first understanding what does an event mean and what can be included on your website
There’s no such thing as a perfect website, and so many pastors want to wait to get their site up because they want to include everything that’s happening at the church. While you want to be sure you have a great site, simplicity is good too, as long as you’re showing your visitors how unique your church is.
In 2013, after partnering with St. Paul Community Baptist Church (SPCBC) to build our first PocketPew app, we received a call from Marcus o/b United Baptist Church (UBC), who was “card out of wallet” interested to get setup with a mobile app. He saw what we did for SPCBC and was really excited to add this tech tool to UBC.