The Michigan District Digital Footprint Initiative (DFI) was developed to address many of the challenges some congregations face when they do not have a web presence, an updated website, or skilled, willing, and trained volunteers. The DFI is rooted on research that shows that about 85% of first-time guests choose a church to visit based on a visit to the website.
The web presence portion of the DFI includes:
- A free audit of your existing website;
- Technical assistance in the backend maintenance of the congregation’s domain (Web Address);
- A choice of three template versions which are provided freely to the congregation. A template controls the overall look and functionality of the site. A professionally developed web template ensures that the site meets today’s design aesthetic and is functional. The templates are responsive, adjusting for mobile viewing and desktop viewing.
The District’s Communication Department is also involved in assisting you with content audit, as well as professional photography and videography. Several Michigan District congregations have already taken advantage of the District’s assistance and their new websites are up and running.
To learn more about this initiative or to sign up, click here.