Why Churches and Synagogues Need a Mobile Website

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Churches and Synagogues using Mobile Websites

Mobile Websites for ChurchesIf you handle communications for your church or synagogue, you need to understand why and how to make your website mobile friendly. You have probably seen the preponderance of mobile devices – smart phones and tablets in the hands of your flock before and after worship.

It’s not just teens tapping away to send texts anymore – it’s parents and even grandparents checking Facebook, Tweeting and doing mobile searches on their way out of services for a place to eat lunch and more. Some parishioners even use religious apps to quickly locate bible passages as opposed to having to search for them on line particularly when they do not have easy access to their religious books and CDs.

The mobile movement is here – in your pews – and worship and community centers and it is here to stay. Building a mobile website for your church or synagogue will enable you to enhance the worship experience of your members; more effectively reach out to youth and keep your congregation informed even though they are on the go.

At a very minimum, your church or synagogue needs a mobile version of website with the basics such as worship times, an events calendar and contact information for your leaders and staff. If you have even minimal technical skills, you can use a free online website builder to make your website mobile friendly. If you have the budget, you can easily outsource the mobile website design for your church or synagogue to a local or online mobile website developer.

Church Mobile Website

Obtaining a mobile version of a website is not expensive or time consuming. An online mobile website builder can actually take your existing standard website and make your website mobile friendly for free. If you decide to outsource the design of your mobile website, you can have a professional mobile website developer develop a mobile version of website for $150-$500.

Building a mobile website will enable you to communicate instantly with your congregation and can also serve as the foundation for expanded mobile services such as mobile texting. Beyond basic information about your church or synagogue, a mobile website developer can program options such as text-in prayer requests, email templates and more. If you outsource your mobile website design, you’ll be able to offer more advanced options to your congregation.  If you do want to outsource your mobile website design, take a look at Odesk.

However, if there is no room in your church or synagogue’s marketing and communications budget for building a mobile website, you can still use a free or low cost online mobile website builder to convert your existing site.

While you don’t want to think about your church or synagogue as a business, the reality is that congregation members are a source of revenue to fund your ministries and support your mission. Meeting their needs and communicating with them through the channels they prefer will increase satisfaction and retention.

The simple fact is, like with any business, your worshippers have the option to go to another church or temple. But if you appeal to them across all the channels they enjoy, you will deepen their satisfaction and your relationship with them will blossom. Building a mobile website will allow you to more effectively reach your congregation and keep them informed and engaged.

 


 

Mobile Marketing in Houston is taking off in popularity.  All religious organizations in Texas should start to look into mobile marketing strategies such as:

  • SMS Text Marketing
  • Mobile Apps
  • Mobile Websites
  • Mobile Advertising

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