For many churches, their website is an invaluable communication tool. A church website can be a great source of information about events, updates of church and its ministries. Websites can be extremely useful for helping new people a find church thereby increasing the growth of the church.
These rankings were assembled based on the alexa ranking. Alexa ranking is the algorithm according to which traffic ranking is calculated. It is simply based on the amount of traffic recorded from users. This traffic is based on such parameters as reach and page views. The average web user has about 10 seconds to be engaged by a website before they click away. My team and I tested each of these websites using alexa and as though we were just a random new visitor in the area looking for a church.
There’s an old rule on the web that states you only have about 10 seconds to make a good first impression on a visitor to your site before they leave. A quality headline can resonate with a new visitor in a big way, but nothing can hook your visitors faster than visuals. One of the best investments your church can make is to hire a photographer a couple of times a year (if you don’t have a photographer in your congregation already) to shoot a couple hundred photos of what life at your church looks like. These visuals will help your new visitors get a picture. That’s what faith tabernacle did here.
It’s no surprise RCCG came second having the highest number of branches in the world, they have a corresponding number of visits. I’ve talked about photos on your website, but what about video? Consider a video background below as RCCG website has done.
With a call-to-action button that reads, ”learn more about MTU ”, the website targets new visitors. It’s best to think about what questions they will be asking. A button that invites a new visitor to see an arm of the church as a school is okay.
House on the rock has one of the most unique and simple church websites I’ve come across. House on the rock site also has greats headlines such as learn, grow, belong etc which is also very outward focused. When someone lands on your church’s site, they’re not there to hear about how awesome you are. They’re there to see what your church can offer them. Talk about them; don’t talk about yourself. Good on they did there.
The first sentence on Dunamis website reads, “This is a place here for everyone.” Here, Dunamis is tapping into one of the needs that our churches are uniquely positioned to meet. Every day people in your city are feeling alone and overwhelmed. Families are struggling to get by. New parents are adapting to a new lifestyle with less free time for friends and leisure. Empty-nesters are living in a quieter house for the first time in decades. Well, it turns out their site attracted a whole lot of visits!
More like a home, a community, a setting, SCOAN has a unique feature of giving hope to people which is clearly defined on their website. People are looking for hope and clearly on Scoan’s website you can find unending hope through a relationship with Jesus.
Their headlines are a bold, chunky sans-serif, and their paragraph text is an elegant, refined serif — a perfect pairing. Not only that, but across the entire site you’ll find beautiful photography that authentically captures what it feels like to be part of the elevation church. Simply by visiting their site, you get an insider’s sense of attending on a Sunday, which is super important.
Christ Embassy is a global ministry with a vision of taking God’s divine presence to the nations of the world and to demonstrate the character of the Holy Spirit. This is achieved through every available means, as the Ministry is driven by a passion to see men and women all over the world, come to the knowledge of the divine life made available in Christ Jesus. By the way, who else thought Christ Embassy will come first or at least top five?
The easiest way to improve your church’s website is to improve your main headline. It’s a quick hack to get more hits on your website. But if you’re having trouble crafting the perfect set of words, one trick is to just use links to books and pictures of other ministers. TREM website does this. Instead of talking about themselves, they use confessions, books and testimonies from people within as their main headline.
To glorify God and advance His kingdom is their vision. Perhaps it’s their various beliefs that people are checking or the ‘join now’ button which makes it easy to become a member in just one click.
The Assemblies of God, Nigeria, has a population of 3.6 million adherents and members worshipping in over 16,300 churches in Nigeria. The General Council with its Headquarters in Enugu in Enugu State of Nigeria provides ministerial credentials to more than 15,650 ministers, including more than 50 missionaries in over 9 countries and territories of the world.
CGM website is an absolute eye catcher . It has a flashy front page slider as well as beautiful icons representing each information about the church arms. Who wouldn’t want to spend more time on such site. The web designer deserves a gold medal!
They train believers in the work of the ministry in an atmosphere of love, fellowship, faith and power. If you are looking to be equipped with the Word to the intent that the same is grounded and able to teach others then visit saint community. People crave community. Saint community church can meet this need and you’re uniquely positioned to do so.
The Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) right from its formation in 1918 as Aladura Group believes in holiness, divine healing, and all sufficiency of God. After its great revival of 1930, where several people received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, the Church combines a rare combination of Holiness and Pentecostalism.
The mission statement and their brand promises on their website alone is way exceptional. They teach, build, serve, they are Global impact believing in you and your potentials, provide knowledge for full transformation and supporting your aspirations. Would have been heart breaking if they were not here.
Here is the list of the churches and their Alexa rating.
|S/NO||CHURCH||WEBSITE URL||PAGES VIEWED PER VISIT||RATES PER VISIT||SEARCH COUNTS||ALEXA RANKING|
|2||REEDEEM CHRISTIAN CHURCCH OF GOD||http://rccg.org||4.90||41.90%||10.90||1,237|
|3.||MOUNTAIN OF FIRE MINISTRIES||www.mountainoffire.org/||2.70||41.10%||20.44||1,844|
|4.||HOUSE ON THE ROCK||http://houseontherockng.com/lagos/||2.10||54.50%||26.20||3,769|
|6.||SYNAGOGUE CHURCH OF ALL NATIONS||http://www.scoan.org||2.40||43.80%||21.10||7,674|
|7.||THE ELEVATION CHURCH||http://elevationng.org||2.10||51.60%||18.0||9,841|
|11||ASSEMBLIES OF GOD NIGERIA||www.aognigeria.org||2.80||42.6%||NO DATA||17, 087|
|12||CHURCH OF GOD MISSION||cgmglobal.org||1.90||52.00%||40.0||26,901|
|13.||SAINTS COMMUNITY CHURCH||saintscommunity.net||2.50||46.00%||19.5||29,085|
|14.||CHRIST APOSTOLIC CHURCH||cacworldwideonline.org||2.50||46.00%||19.5||29,085|
|15||GLOBAL IMPACT CHURCH||http://globalimpactng.org||2.00||57.10%||2.00||29,233|
Would really love to know which one is your favorite from the list of 15? If you’d like to have your church’s website considered for the best of 2018 list, just post it in the comments and post your church’s website as well! Thanks for reading.