Digital presence is the all-inclusive online footprint of an organization. Most Catholic parishes and schools have a digital presence today, in the form of a Web site and possibly some social media pages. This presence is expanding as new social media sites emerge, and as more parish ministries engage these new communication channels.
Here are some examples of strong, modern church sites:
Church of the Nativity – Catholic – Timonium, MD
This is the Catholic church led by Fr. Michael White, the author of the Rebuilt book series. This parish has invested heavily in its communication strategy, and the quality of their site design is very high. They redesign the site at least yearly.
St Francis — Catholic — Raleigh, NC
This church has won awards in the last few years for the quality of their Web site.
Grace Church – Evangelical – Noblesville, IN
A very current Web site design, with deep integration of social media content.
Northview Church – Evangelical – Carmel, IN
Another strong design, with an immediate focus on the needs of the site visitor. A Fishhook production.
Saddleback Church – Evangelical – Los Angeles, CA
This is the church that Rick Warren built. A good site, the menu structure is a bit dated and complex, but the graphic design is strong and social media integration is apparent.
St Thomas More Parish – Catholic – Sarasota, FL
Another good, current Catholic site design. Note the highly visible buttons on the front page, directing people to content based on who they are (“I’m New”).