Oakleigh Community Church
Setting up a website for Oakleigh Community Church was such a pleasure. The community is loving, caring and welcoming. Their old website was one page of information formatted like a word document.
Mike Pavlou, a vicar of Oakleigh Community Church, got in touch with Mack and said
- Mack, Do you know anybody who can do websites?
- Funny that you ask, Mike. I do.
After an hour-long conversation, the plan was drawn. Upon presenting a proposal, Mike just said, “I trust your skills. If you say it's good, I take it.”
We did have a few minor changes in wording here and there and a few changes regarding images.
In total website was completed within the week.
The primary needs for the websites were:
To show the openness of the church through the website.
To invite new people to join the church.
To display a range of activities that happen in the community.
To be easy to update.
To be low maintenance.
Gladly we can say that all those objectives were achieved.
A particular great outcome was observed through the page I’m New.
Such pages aim to give a clear path for those who have never come to the church and are worried about making the first step. There are always many questions and doubts.
In just over 8 months, 500 people visited the church website, a massive reach and opportunity for a church of about 100 people.
I’m New page was the most popular and drew over 200 guests.
74% of visits were on mobile phones, which adds to the importance of an optimised website for mobile phones.
Have a look at the pages we designed: