Here’s how Postmodern Pulpit works
Jim Miller, Pastor of Oasis Community Church
Until now, churches had two options for websites:
1. Buy a custom website
Custom websites cost tens of thousands of dollars. Sure, they usually look great, and they even have some cool features, but they’re simply unrealistic for most churches.
And let’s be honest, they’re not always necessary either. Imagine how far $30,000 would go feeding kids in an after school program, or providing clean water in a developing country. For many communities, it makes more sense to spend money on projects like that rather than a website.
2. Build a website DIY style
There’s no shortage of Do-it-yourself website companies out there. Squarespace, Wix, and Weebly are some of the popular generic ones out there, then there’s church-specific ones as well like Clover Sites and ShareFaith.
The problem with these solutions is that churches rarely have the expertise to do a website by themselves. And if they do, it’s not a good use of their staff’s time, and can cause unending frustration. Believe us… we’ve been there.
Let’s be honest, both options kinda suck…
Postmodern Pulpit is a third way
We’re a hybrid of the two – we have templates you choose from, like the DIY option, but we do all the work for you, like the custom option.
Step 1: Pick your favorite design
We’ve got some amazing church website designs ready for you. All you have to do is pick your favorite. Shouldn’t be a problem, right?
All websites come with all the major features you need for your church’s websites. That includes sermon podcast capabilities, a blog, calendar, contact form, an email list signup. Online giving is available as well, but at an $10/mo.
Additionally, every website is designed to look great on mobile devices, tablets, laptops, and desktops. Basically, your church’s website will look great, regardless of how people are viewing it.
Step 2: We build your site
Unlike Squarespace, Weebly, or Clover Sites, this is a completely “Done-For-You” approach. Sounds kind of nice, doesn’t it?
Once you pick your favorite design, we’ll get you to fill out a short form with that content you’d like on your new site. Then we get to work building your church website to spec.
Building things that matter, like homes, require a certain level of teamwork. Websites are no different. At the outset you’ll be given an advocate from our team at that will function like your general contractor. He’ll make sure you’re kept in the loop throughout the building process, and work with you to get the final sign-off at the end.
Why do we love this approach? Because it means you don’t have to waste your time learning a confusing website building platform. You bypass the agony of not being able to figure out how to change the font size and lose hours over it. We do it all for you. Meanwhile, you get to do pastor stuff – lead a church, prepare a sermon, play basketball (you know… for the sake of the Kingdom).
Step 3: We manage it
We’re going to become good friends.
Websites aren’t set-it and forget-it kinds of products. For one thing the software running your website needs updated periodically. For another thing, things change in the real world, and your website needs to reflect that.
Guess what, Postmodern Pulpit is going to take care of all of that for you. Never again will you have to dig up your login information and re-teach yourself how to make changes on your website. Simply pick up the phone or shoot off an email, and our team will get the changes published pronto. New youth pastor? New meeting time? Changing your location? Just let us know – we got you covered.
Your website woes are a thing of the past. The time, energy, and emotional energy you save can be spent on better things. Like word studies in the original Hebrew, finding relevant movie clips to use in your sermon, or perfecting the top-spin on your table tennis slam.
Just kidding. But seriously, someone’s gotta give you pastors a hard time. Might as well be your web guys.
You focus on ministry, we focus on web-istry.
Which design is your favorite?
In 1727, a group of Bohemian refugees living in a refugee camp in modern day Germany started a prayer meeting that would last for 100 years. From this rag tag group of Jesus followers would come a movement that is still inspiring followers of Jesus today. This design is inspired from these people and their story.
Birthed in prayer from two elderly sisters, revival came to the Outer Hebrides islands off the coast of Scotland in 1949. Under the leadership of preacher Duncan Campbell, an entire community came to know Jesus. This design is inspired from these people and their story.
At the turn of the 20th century, in Los Angeles, California became the setting for one of the clearest modern day moves of God. From a simple prayer meeting in a living room in the slums a movement began that sparked an enormous church planting movement that circled the globe. This design is inspired by these people and their story.
It only takes a minute, and will save you many minutes, many headaches, and many dollars.