It has been said that if a church doesn’t have a website, it’s as if the church doesn’t exist. The speaker continued: “Not having a church website is like not having a front door to your church building. And it’s hard to welcome people to worship if you don’t have a way in.”
At Caldecote, we’ve had a website for seven years now, but it was badly in need of updating, so in the few months before Christmas we got to work on a brand new design – more of a front door replacement than a lick of paint!
At the same time, we’ve been engaging much more both with the local and national church through our Facebook page and a new and active presence on Twitter. What’s been a surprise to us is that we’re discovering that, at its best, Twitter is as much an ‘ear’ as a ‘mouth’ – a learning tool as much as a method of communication. There is a wealth of resources and insights that our Twitter relationships are slowly opening us up to, and we are enjoying the journey. If you’re on either platform, do drop by! Even if you’re not, they are still fully accessible for you to look at – just click on the links below:
Social media is always by its very nature a work in progress, but so is the digital entrance to our church. As we add more content for our visitors, we’re guided by some familiar words:
All church developments
Search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you.