Tim Simms, director of technology for Bridgeway Community Church in Columbia, Maryland, knew it was time to create a new website for the church .Since 2014, the total number of users has increased by 36%, from 57,000 to employee contact list 77,000, and the website averaged around 14,000 visits per month in 2016.With approximately 4,000 members to serve , Bridgeway needed an Internet home that could serve its growing community, continue to attract new members, and spread the church's message of building bridges.church websiteWith an audience eager to employee contact list connect.
Bridgeway needed a professional website and church management system that could open lines of communication beyond its local community."We thought it was a really good time to build some of our abilities," Simms said. “We need to employee contact list be able to speak to (visitors) in a way they are ready and are used to employee contact list. » The site of the church of the pastBridgeway Community Church website as of late 2014 Bridgeway 's old WordPress- based website , built in 2012, worked well. But its limitations became apparent as the Bridgeway community grew."We were past the design," Simms said. "It was a basic site for the time... (but) what we really wanted was a system that gave us more flexibility."Enter Solodev , an "enterprise content management platform built for the Amazon Cloud .
According to CTO Shawn Moore.Churches “evolved from static websites that had the calendar and About Us pages,” Moore said. "Historically, church websites were very simple, like 'Let's get the guy down the street to employee contact list make me a WordPress template'...churches historically don't do a web experience."The Church of the Future websiteBridgeway's new websiteSimms, who himself has over 20 years of web development experience, worked with Moore and Solodev to employee contact list develop a new website that would not only meet Bridgeway's current needs, but would also be ready for the future.