We at OurChurch.Com have been blessed to be able to partner with Christian churches for the past 2 decades. During this time, we have learned many of the dos and don’ts of website building. I am not saying that we know everything there is to know about websites, however, one of the most important truths we have learned is:
Having a plan and sticking to that plan in crucial in website building. – Mark Steinbrueck
As a result, we have created a process that has proven to be the best way to build a church website. This process has specific steps, which when followed, works like a well-oiled machine.
From time to time, there is the temptation to deviate from the process. Sometimes this is caused by the pressure to launch a site quickly. Other times it is caused by the desire go beyond the expectations of the client. It can also be caused by a client who wants things done in a certain way. There is no ill-intent with any of these scenarios, however, we have learned that straying from the proven steps of building a website can cause more harm than good.
So, what does this mean for you?
When considering a website development company for your custom website, ask them what their process is for building a website. If they don’t have something written that will be followed, it is time to consider another company. This is why it is having a volunteer build a website for you often times doesn’t lead to a successful website. It is not because they don’t have the ability or good intentions, however, they usually don’t have a plan with specific steps that they will follow when building your website.
Have you ever had a nightmare when trying to build a website? What happened and what did you learn from that experience? We would love to read your comments and stories below.
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