Creedible has been live for almost eight months now, and I’ve been astonished at how many religious organizations don’t have Web sites. Upon further research I noticed that only 43 percent of Christian churches have Web sites in the U.S. (that’s a Hartford Seminary stat). No wonder church membership is dwindling.
In this economy it’s tough to find the funds to hire someone to create and build your site. But your organization not having a web presence is like Florida not having sunshine. By having a Web site your place of worship can reach a younger audience, can reach a broader audience, can better market itself and can really expand your ministry.
Nationally, 87 percent of adults under 55 years old are labeled “online users.” In Connecticut, that means 1,917,694 use the Internet on a daily basis. Now see why you need to be on the web?
With a Web site, your organization suddenly becomes real to the Google gods. You can broadcast your sermons or meetings online. People can donate to your organization from their home computer. The benefits are endless really.
So, why am I telling you all this? Shameless self promotion really. Creedible needs more income and I have a background in web design. I built this site from the ground up. I also built this Haiti page, and I built this page for a local deejay. So, if you want to support Connecticut’s religion beat, consider letting Creedible build you a site. It’s affordable, fast and who knows what a religious organization needs better than a religious publication?
Call or e-mail me and we can talk about getting you online. Oh – and once your online, I can add you to our online worship directory (which, I admit, is still a work in progress…). I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (203) 278-4214.