3 Reasons You Need An Effective Church Website Right Now

3 Reasons You Need An Effective Church Website Right Now

A website is an indispensable tool in modern times. If you don’t have a quality, modern, and effective website, you are hindering your ministry and influence. Learn why you need a website that works right away and how to get one that will further your ministry on a budget.

There are three convincing reasons you need a custom website without delay.

Own Your Content

Did you know that when you post content to a social media site that you give up certain rights to it? Although copyright law says that you own what you create, the waters get muddy online. For example the Instagram Terms of Service state that you own your material, but “that the user grants Instagram a “non-exclusive, fully paid and royalty-free, transferable, sub-licensable, worldwide license to use their content”. Do you trust the big tech companies to protect your interests? Neither do I.

Website creation companies like Wix, Squarespace, and Weebly make building websites easier. However, you are beholden to the parent company’s terms of service. These terms can change at any time and restrict the features and content of your website. I have built custom WordPress websites for people trying to escape the restrictions of these companies. Don’t fall for teaser rates. The long term financial and ministry benefits of creating your website is clear.

A custom-built WordPress website is a far better choice.

Protect Your Ministry

You work hard to serve the Lord. Your sermons and resources reach around the world and keep preaching the Word while you sleep. Also, your website is your digital front door to your community. Over 80% of people will look at your website before actually attending your church.

If you don’t have a church website in modern times, it makes your potential guest feel like the church is unorganized, ineffective, or unprofessional. A Facebook page does not carry the same weight as a custom website.

But here is the real problem. If you don’t pay for the server space that your digital testimony resides, your information can be taken offline with the flip of a switch!

It is well-known that social media companies like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are fighting a silent war against philosophies and viewpoints that don’t agree with their progressive, worldly, and godless principles. Shadow bans, demonetization, and outright removal of accounts are already happening.

If you don’t have a stand-alone website, your entire online influence can be erased in a moment. As the world spirals away from God, the big tech companies are being used by Satan to further his cause. Decades of work can be gone in an instant. At this time, there is no easy way for your custom website to be dismantled or removed. If your social media gets canceled, you can always open a new one and begin pointing people to your custom website again.

Protect your ministry. Use a custom website as the home base for all of your digital activities. Use Social Media to release timely short messages and drive traffic to your website.

Increase Your Influence

Social media is a blessing and a curse. It is flooded with wickedness and vice. At the same time, it is an effective way to increase your personal and ministry influence for God. I’m not opposed to social media when used correctly and in moderation. I am vehemently against trusting social media with all my digital influence for God.

Furthermore, when you place all your digital eggs in one basket, you are increasing the influence and wealth of those companies without building something that will last for God. A custom website will stand the test of time. When built right, it will increase your influence right away, make it easy to add features as you need them, and easily keep up with future needs.

Don’t build someone else’s influence on your effort. Don’t rely on godless executives to steward your online ministry.

Every Church or Christian ministry must have a stand-alone site today. Also, I recommend that every pastor or preacher have a personal website. The benefits are too many to be discussed in this article. However, the short answer is that a personal website increases your influence, builds credibility, draws like-minded people, allows you to practice the important skill of writing, and gives you space to share truths that God has taught you. It is so easy to have a good website today that it is crazy not to.

Create a modern, easy-to-use, effective ministry or personal website today!

Common Objections

Don’t have the money?

Consider how much money you are losing in lost influence, missed connections, unmet visitors, and unrealized offerings. You can’t afford NOT to have an effective website.

Plan to do it yourself?

Then do it! If you have the time to learn how to build a quality, effective website, there are enough tools available to help you get it done. However, there is a reason you haven’t done it yet. Either you don’t know-how and plan to learn (which takes a lot of time) or you don’t have time to get it done. There are only two ways that a website gets built. Either you do it yourself or you pay someone to do it. You’ve prayed about it long enough.

We have a website.

The question is “Do you have a quality website that works?” A poor website is almost as bad as not having one at all. You could be losing visitors each week. Does your website look modern and attractive? Does it have the functionality you need? Can you accept online donations? Does it showcase your sermons? Have people contacted you through your website? Does it have a way for people to give you their email? Do you have an interactive map so people can find your church easily? Have you had visitors attend church recently that met you online? If you answered “no” to any of these questions, your website is not working. We can help.

Stop waiting. Get a website started today.


The purpose of this article is to help you understand the urgent need of an effective ministry website. However, it can be difficult to know who to trust to get the job done. Don’t expect a company that builds business websites to understand the nuances and best practices of church and ministry websites. They are very different.

I may be able to help you. While we are too busy to take on a lot of outside work, I am willing to help my subscribers who qualify to get a website that works. Also, subscribers to PaulEChapman.com get a discount.

Get a custom website tailored to your vision and ministry for as little as $500. Cost depends upon the size and scope of the website. CLICK HERE to get a free estimate and consultation by filling out this short questionnaire.


CONQUER COVID – A Bible Plan For Churches During COVID-19

CONQUER COVID – A Bible Plan For Churches During COVID-19

The COVID-19 scare shocked the world.  Our government’s response to it was unlike anything we have ever seen.  Who would have thought just a few months ago that our nation would lock down and the American way of life would change so dramatically?

The coronavirus shutdown halted the economy, put citizens on house arrest, and closed many churches.  The politician’s liberal leanings were unmasked as they prioritized liquor stores and abortion clinics above small businesses and churches.

The will of God doesn't change with circumstances. Current events did not come as a surprise to God.  He has equipped us for the task ahead. Click To Tweet

Churches have suffered.  

Most assemblies went three months without meeting in person.  Some churches had weeks with no offerings.  Since then, giving has diminished as Christians struggle financially. It may take time to build offerings back up for churches with many members out of work.  

Outreach ministries that take the Gospel to the lost halted.  Public soul winning, bus ministry, street preaching, nursing home, and prison ministries stopped.

Some churches are meeting again with restrictions.  Fed up with government overreach, some churches are meeting despite state restrictions.  Pastors are getting tickets, fines, jail threats, and court dates for holding church.  

Who would’ve thought this travesty could happen in America?  This unthinkable turn of events is shocking.

Churches all over America are struggling.  Faithful Christians are looking for leadership through this unprecedented trial.  God’s men must lead with wisdom, faith, compassion, confidence, and love.  We must rest upon the fundamentals of our faith and focus on the basics of Scriptural ministry.

The burning question is, “Where do churches go from here?”  How do we move forward?  As always, we find comfort, courage, and direction from God’s Word.

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Escape The Global Pandemic

Escape The Global Pandemic

There are frightful things on the horizon, my friend.  God has made a way of escape.  Will you accept it?

The coronavirus outbreak of 2020 changed the world.  It brought the dangers of viral infection to the forefront of our collective consciousness.  What was once a plot for sci-fi movies is now a reality.  A pandemic, like COVID-19, is the global outbreak of disease.  

It is terrifying that an undetectable virus can infect millions with devastating effects.  Most virus pandemics are the work of influenza (flu) viruses.  The most well-known pandemic in history was the Spanish flu of 1918.  That virus infected one-third of the world’s population, and an estimated 50 million people died worldwide.

Unfortunately, the worst is yet to come.  Jesus Christ foretold that the last days would include “pestilences.” A pestilence is a contagious epidemic disease of catastrophic proportions.

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A Wise Son Maketh A Glad Father – Proverbs 10:1 & 15:20

A Wise Son Maketh A Glad Father – Proverbs 10:1 & 15:20

Being a Father is a big job.  Having a wise child makes the job easier and more joyful.  Learn how to be a wise child and make your parents glad with this advice from the Bible.

Proverbs 10:1

The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son maketh a glad father: But a foolish son is the heaviness of his mother.

Proverbs 15:20

A wise son maketh a glad father: But a foolish man despiseth his mother.

 

Dad’s are under a lot of pressure.  They are a husband to a wife.  They are called by God to be the spiritual leader.  They are tasked with providing for the needs of the Family. They are trusted to protect the family.  

Raising children is a tremendous blessing.  To have children is one of life’s special gifts.  To raise children is one of life’s most daunting tasks.

Rarely is a child wise enough to have compassion and empathy for his parents.

The word child in this message/article is used in the wide sense of the word.  Sometimes it speaks of age and other times of relation.

Being wise will make your earthly parents and your Heavenly Father glad.  Why would you want to live any other way? Click To Tweet

Often, when a child is old and has children of his own, he can truly appreciate his parents.  But why wait until we are old?  Set yourself apart from most of the world and value your parents today!

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Confidence In Soul Winning

Confidence In Soul Winning

Here are seven ways to have confidence in Soul Winning.

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The world needs Jesus. Learn how to share your faith confidently with these simple, but powerful tips.

Mark 16:15

“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”

God has given us the responsibility of reaching the world with the Gospel of Christ. What a commission! What stewardship!

However, the average Christian rarely speaks a word regarding Christ to sinners. This sad fact says more about the state of our nation and the condition of our churches than any poll or questionnaire ever could. If God’s people are not going after sinners, the lost have no hope of salvation!

Are you confident a confident soul winner? You can be. If you were the only hope of salvation for the people in your life, what would be there chances of going to Heaven?

The Great Commission is not only for preachers. Every saved person is an ambassador of God to the lost world. Click To Tweet

Each Christian should work to be skillful in the Word for the salvation of souls.  

If you are confident in anything in this life, make it the glorious work of bringing sinners to Christ.

Here are seven ways to have confidence in Soul Winning.

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