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Church Website Visitors: Who They Are, What They Want


Visitor Center

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After meeting with many churches about their websites, I have begun to think there is an inconsistent reality to websites. Many churches believe that a lost person will be surfing on the web, randomly find their church website, realize the error of their ways, and go to their church that Sunday. I am not going to say that it will never happen–God is all-powerful, so it can happen. However, there are really 3 different types of visitors that will account for 95% of the traffic on your church website.

Gifts Fuel the Passion to Upload Sermons

Full Service

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No one can do everything–a foot cannot see and a eye cannot walk. You may think that anyone can record and upload sermons to the internet . . . but they cannot. Uploading sermons takes a lot of time and effort. It is something that has to be worked on every week, and it is the same steps every week. It takes a person with a special gift to do it.

Recording the Audio From a Sermon

The first part of posting sermons online is to record them. You can of course bring in a digital recorder and record it that way. However, that would lead to very bad sound quality. The best way to get good audio is to have your pastor use a microphone, and record the sermon off the sound system.