Before we do this let me just say that I’m not out to hurt feelings, mock, scoff or say that the ministries of these churches are in any way lacking. But, there is a sense of awe and wonder when you come across someone’s digital front door and ask, “Why?” Let’s get right to it:
- Trinity Episcopal Church
- Oasis Family Church – These guys have updated their website and is no longer considered one of the worst.
- Family Worship Center
- Mountain View Presbyterian
- Covington Presbyterian
- Christ Presbyterian
- His Word of Truth Ministries, Inc.
- Big Creek Community Church
- First Baptist Church
- ALM Cyberchurch (it was only a matter of time really)
And just for good measure, use this handy tool to Geocitiesize your own church website and make it look like it was designed by a 13-year old in 1994.
What can churches do about it? Small budgets don’t = bad websites anymore especially with cheap templates and a free copy of WordPress. For many the church website is the first interaction with your church or your church community. How are you representing yourself? Is your content fresh, simple, updated, concise and inviting? Are you considering usability and design flow? Are you providing tools, media & information that is organized, easy-to-find and logical?
I’m sure there are plenty of other bad bad bad church sites out there – why not share what you’ve seen below?