11 surprising facts about church websites (infographic)

I conducted an internal study of hundreds of churches in urban settings asking key questions about their websites. These questions included whether they have a website? Does the website have a running blog? Is it connected to social media? And so on. Then I put the results into this infographic.

In his book, The Social Church, Justin Wise from Think Digital conducted a study where they found that

47 percent of respondents said a church’s website actually factored into their decision-making process on whether or not to attend the church. (That number will continue to climb, by the way.)

In today’s world having a church website is essential. Unfortunately my study of hundreds of churches in urban areas revealed that almost 40 percent of churches still do not have a website. And of the 60 percent that do, almost 70 perfect of them are outdated. When those numbers are put together it means that around 82 percent of urban churches are in no position to draw in almost 50 percent of their potential visitors.

We need to do something about this. Can you help me with something? I need you to answer the two questions in the survey below. The first is whether or not your church has a church website. And the second is, if not can you tell me the top reasons why? What’s preventing your church from having a church website?

Also, can you share this survey on Facebook? Just click on the share button at the bottom of this post.

EZ Church Website Setup Course

I’ll be launch my EZ Church Website Setup Course very very soon (sometime over the next two weeks). It is easier than ever to have a stellar looking church website. You don’t need to be a computer expert or have a lot of money. All you need to know is what tools are available to you and how to use them. I’ll show you. Like I said, it’s not hard and you don’t need to be a computer expert.

Wouldn’t it be awesome if 100% of churches had amazing, functional and powerful church websites today? We can change this situation together. But I need your help. First I need you to subscribe so that you don’t miss out when the course launches (it’ll launch sometime in the next two weeks). Second I need you to share this post on Facebook.

Let’s do this!

Question: If your church has a website, how often is it updated? You can leave a comment by clicking here.