We've redesigned the Messy Church website - read why
Over a year in the making
We've just launched a complete redesign of the Messy Church website. We've been working on this project for over a year, with input from the Messy Church team, the wider staff team at BRF and our developers.
The previous site was launched in 2013. Since then, the size of the Messy Church network has exploded to more than 3,900 Messy Churches in over 20 countries.
While Messy Church has grown significantly since 2013, the systems on the website had stayed much the same. The new website is a big step forward, and our prayer is that it will serve the whole Messy Church community well.
Why we rebuilt the site: the short version
Users told us that it was hard to find what they were looking for, especially on mobile devices. Mobile use across websites is going up, and this redesign brings the Messy Church site up to date.
The systems on the old site relied on our staff making lots of manual changes. The redesign includes systems that will automate tasks and improve efficiency. This will free up time and help our staff focus on other priorities, and spend less time on admin.*
* We do a lot of administration, and we have some fabulous administrators. Administration is a spiritual gift (1 Corinthians 12:28); this development, however, redresses the balance where manual admin was taking too much time and restricting other opportunities.
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Why we rebuilt the site: the long(er) version
A lot has changed for Messy Church since we built the previous Messy Church website in 2013. The number of Messy Churches has grown year on year, as has the number of site visits.
We could pick any number of areas to talk about, but here's a couple:
How we've funded the new site
The work of BRF's Messy Church team is largely funded by grants and donations from individuals and churches.
The new website and systems represent a significant investment of time, energy, passion and money. We’re really excited about this development and - God willing - trust it will serve Messy Churches well and bear fruit.
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