I have recently been asked to evaluate several church websites.  My observations are not as a web design professional but as an end user.

  1. If you are not going to update on a regular basis make your information general and leave off specific dates
  2. Make sure that your address and phone number and access to a map on the opening page
  3. Make sure that email contact information is easily accessible for daily ministry activities
  4. The wrong colors make the web site difficult to read and the church appears to be non inviting
  5. Two maybe three menus are enough
  6. If you have music make sure you have the option to turn it off that is easy to locate

Here are a few websites that I like

New Hope

The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection

Fellowship Church

Community Christian Church