We’re excited to announce the launch of Refresh Websites, ACS Technologies’ website solution. Your website is the virtual front door to your church or parish and can determine if a visitor wants to try out your church. It’s also the hub your congregants and parishioners rely on to stay up to date. While there are many website solutions available, these are the 5 reasons Refresh Websites is the best fit for your church or parish.
#1 User Friendly
Many churches aren’t lucky enough to have staff or volunteers skilled in website development. Building a website can be scary. Words like “coding” or “HTML” certainly weren’t part of seminary. And your administrative staff may not have had exposure to the world of website building either. This is exactly why we created Refresh Websites.
Refresh Websites has multiple professional templates for you to choose from. And you can easily build pages with drag and drop formatting. Choose colors and fonts and upload images to completely personalize your website to your branding standards.
#2 Inviting and Engaging
Our templates are built by teams with user experience expertise. Regardless of the template you choose, website visitors will be able to easily navigate your site to find the information they’re seeking. Easily build out a content-rich engaging site that represents your church and what you offer to attract potential visitors and keep your members up to date and engaged. And don’t worry – your website will be formatted for any device!
#3 Unlimited users, pages, and storage
Many website solutions advertise a low price, but once you look at the packages or read the fine print, you’re not getting the solution you need for your church or parish at the price you were hoping for.
We believe every church deserves to have an incredible website at an affordable price, so we don’t have limits on the number of users, pages, or storage. Do you want to create a page for that mission trip this summer? Build it! Do you want to empower your children’s director and let them build out a VBS section on the website? Let them! Do you want to have a gallery of images so your website stays fresh and engaging? Upload them!
#4 Low or no cost
We’re thrilled to offer Refresh Websites at no additional cost to all new and existing Realm ministry partners. Refresh Websites is also competitively priced for ACS, PDS, and MinistryPlatform ministry partners and churches or parishes who aren’t part of the ACS Technologies family yet.
#5 Realm integration
In addition to a steep learning curve to build and maintain a website, your staff and volunteers are probably also doing duplicate work by adding information from your church management solution into your website. If your church or parish uses or is evaluating Realm, I have great news for you…Refresh Websites is integrated with Realm.
Your members are key stakeholders in your church and the same is true for your website. You want them to find the information they need, which is why Realm giving, events, and groups are now integrated into Refresh Websites. You can add a widget to any page on your website for egiving, a single event, a list of events, or a list of groups. No more double entry for your staff and volunteers and your members will find current information and engagement opportunities at their fingertips.
We hope you’re as excited as we are about Refresh Websites. To learn more about Refresh, visit ACST.com.
Whitney joined ACS Technologies in 2017 and is a Senior Product Marketing Manager in the market department. Prior to ACST, Whitney worked at Blackbaud for 11 years in various roles focusing on churches and other non-profits.