The Website Challenge
The Episcopal Church's Standing Commission on Communication and Information Technology has created ChurchTools.org, a website to provide valuable resources, how-to videos, links and an online community of helpful people to meet the goal of launching a website for each of the 6,800 Episcopal Church congregations around the world.
To help make the point of accessibility and feasibility, ChurchTools.org was built in less than two hours for about $30 on the WordPress platform. If a church already has a website, additional online toolkits will feature ways to improve that site, provide helpful tips, offer strategies for tracking what’s actually happening on the website (do you know the top 10 most visited pages on your site and how long people stay on them?) and other ways to improve what congregations already are doing (embedded video, online polls, sermon libraries and more).