People see us before we see them.
That is why it is more important than ever that local churches have a website. It is the first impression your church will make on potential visitors.
Learning about a potential new church through face-to-face interactions with the pastor and congregants has been replaced by the click of a mouse. In order for a local church to be discovered by seekers, it must be where the people are – online.
It is important for churches to maintain a website that is current and visually represents the life of the congregation. The website should contain photos that show worship and fellowship opportunities that exist within the church.
Two things to keep in mind when posting photos to the church website:
The following resources from United Methodist Communications (UMCom) can help your church connect with members while also reaching out into the community:
Don't forget about image copyrights. Using a Google image search and downloading the first image you see may not be legal. Make sure you own or have a license to use the image.
These websites offer free, or low cost, downloadable images for use on church websites or in sermon graphics. You’ll also find helpful information in the Breaking the chains of clipart article from United Methodist Communications.
Have a question for the Communications office about your East Ohio Conference church website? Please E-mail it to us and then visit this page often for the answer to your question and to other frequently asked website questions.
The East Ohio Conference Office:
located in North Canton, OH,
near Akron-Canton Airport.
8800 Cleveland Ave. NW.
North Canton, OH 44720
Local: (330) 499-3972
Toll Free: (800) 831-3972
Fax: (330) 499-3279
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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