In an effort to make online communication easier and more effective for every United Church of Christ congregation in 2017, the UCC’s web partner, Ministry Designs, is giving away websites to every local church that needs one to kick off the New Year.
“It is our goal to help as many UCC churches with their websites as possible,” said Tyler Rominger of Ministry Designs. “Our partnership has gone so well over the last couple of months and we’ve built so many amazing relationships that we wanted to completely eliminate the start-up cost and remove any barrier for other churches to get started with a great website.”
In this absolutely free offer, which runs from January 1 through February 15, Ministry Designs is offering to help create a website for local churches using one of four designs created specifically for UCC congregations. That service, when sold to the public, usually costs $1,000. Previously discounted to $500 as part of the UCC Stillspeaking 2.0 Toolkit, for the next 45 days, there are no set up costs. To be clear, churches will still be responsible for a minimal monthly hosting fee of $35, which also includes support, system updates, unlimited storage, unlimited pages, and unlimited emails.
Once the website is up, Ministry Designs’ content management system can be by revised by directly by people at the church, users with little or no web experience. The company also provides churches with the knowledge and the tools to update and maintain their site.
Churches interested in taking advantage of this offer, or looking for more information should check out the company’s UCC page. They have four themes built specifically for the UCC, with 18 looks that work for any faith community. After February 15, the start-up costs revert to $500.