Faith Sites Program
Rethinking the Church website
Church websites have not changed much over the years. They all say the same thing. They all do the same thing. They are even starting to look the same. But no one has asked if they are saying or doing the right things. It's time to rethink the church website.
So we did.
We started with Scripture and came up with features that reflect the core values of the faith. We call it "Scripture driven Software". Imagine what that looks like.
We did, and that's WHY we are giving it away for FREE.
Rethinking How a Church website is built
Scriptural principles also got us thinking about HOW church websites are built.
Currently, every church is on their own, cobbling together various pieces, pulling from different places to assemble the same thing. A plug-in here. A template there. Some plug-ins and templates are better than others. Results may vary.
For all this duplication of effort, what one church does, has no benefit to other churches. What if the Christian community got together and invested in something that every church could benefit from? Imagine how this could advance the Gospel.
We did, and that's HOW we are giving it away for FREE.
A Common Platform
Faith Sites share a common platform built with the expertise of many faithful developers, with years of experience and best practices under our belts. The expertise is shared readily on the conviction that as independent silos we can do decent work for one local church, but together we can do amazing work for all churches, at a fraction of the individual effort. Essentially, we are all done with being independent silos.
Long Term Support
Similarly, Faith Sites are maintained and supported by the Faith Sourced community, consisting of designers, developers, engineers, maintainers, bug fixers, tech supporters, documentation writers, screencast producers, promoters, marketers, and technology evangelists of faith.
For a couple of hours a month, each contributor commits his or her "expertise tithe" to the project. In isolation, these contributions won't go far, but in parallel with hundreds of others, the platform propels forward, churches find a helpful and timely response to support questions, and bug fixes quickly benefit everyone.
Decentralized & Dependable
The platform is owned by the church, but not any one specific church. The community is driven by its people, but not any one specific person. Because of this Faith Sites are built, maintained and supported without the constraints of profit margins, shareholders, or other economic forces. This ensures the software will outlive the for-profit church platforms, some of which have already folded leaving many churches high and dry and having to rebuild again.