When my family researches a church to visit, we want to know a few quick basic things right upfront:
- What does the church believe?
- When is the service?
We found this information hard to find on a lot of the church websites we visited. So when we settled into a local Baptist church, I offered to make them their first website.
Fresh from our experience researching churches, I put the when and where information front and center. Deeper information like the belief statement and church history are available from the menu. Contact information is persistent throughout, helping to make sure you can reach out if needed.
More recently, I included an events calendar and the ability to post audio messages when we host outside speakers.
Building the site with Squarespace made the project very simple. Most of the work was simply talking through the goals we wanted to achieve with the site and assembling the resulting content into a sensible, straightforward information architecture. Squarespace already includes all the features we wanted: a map, event calendar, and audio player.
We’re a friendly church, I promise. If you’re in the Brookings area, drop by!