Island Christian Church is a non-denominational Long Island church with locations in North Port, Holbrook and Port Jefferson. Their old website was difficult to maintain and didn’t adapt to mobile devices. Island Christian Church asked Flexible to develop a bright and modern new site for them that was easy to update and use on mobile devices.
Our Digital Marketing team worked with Island Christian Church’s web team to map out their unique needs as a church. They wanted the ability to post sermon messages in both audio and video format, the ability to manage small groups on the site, and the ability to manage their many events taking place at their three different church locations. Flexible’s team researched the best solutions and then integrated all of the requested functionality into a new website design that is fully responsive, meaning it automatically detects and adapts to any size screen. In addition to the website design, we conducted research to determine what prospective church members were searching for online and then optimized the new website for those keywords.
Since Island Christian Church’s site launched in August 2016 we have continued to work with them, providing ongoing website support and SEO guidance.
Here’s what Island Christian Church had to say about their experience:
“We were extremely pleased, not only with the final product that your team put together, but also with the process of working with your team. From our first conversations with Ariela and Linda, we saw that they were professional and capable, and as we developed our working relationship, we really felt as if they cared about our specific needs. We are a church, so we have different needs and goals than other organizations. Working with other secular companies in the past, we found that they couldn’t change their “sell a product” mentality. Ariela and Linda and the rest of the Flexible team did not try to fit us in the box of other organizations, but instead they have engaged with our culture. From the stock photos they populated the pages with to the SEO keywords, from the language used on the site to design and function of each page, we felt that they had a feeling of what we are all about and that the site reflected that.From the very beginning, we felt listened to regarding the look and feel of the site. In fact, when Ariela showed us what the design team had come up with, we were amazed at how little tweaking the design needed. And when we had a thousand little content and functionality tweaks (can it say campus instead of location?, etc.), Ariela didn’t let a single detail fall by the wayside. She and Anthony worked diligently to make the site work for our specific needs – and that was no small project. As well, Linda was a “can do” person all the way. She went the extra mile on just about every request and task. She gave us the sense that she really gets it when thinking through SEO phrases and keywords for the church.
Throughout the process, Ariela and Linda always assured us that our endless inquiries weren’t a bother and that they enjoyed working with us. They are both professional and warm, and went out of their way over and over to make sure that we were satisfied.
There’s a saying in business, that one should never shoot for less than raving fans. I think you have hit the bulls eye with Island Christian Church. We were very blessed to work with this fine company, and we look forward to our continuing relationship.”
– Lauren Marlow, Island Christian Church
“Flexible Systems has been a joy to work with, from the moment we decided to redo our site, all the way through to the end of the process, Ariela, Linda and Anthony have been professional, patient and quick to respond. They made a process that seemed so overwhelming and daunting seem so smooth and almost effortless. It seemed like anything we asked for – poof- it was done! We had a dream and a hope and a vision of what we wanted our website to be and Flexible brought it to life for us! I am so pleased with the results and would whole-heartedly recommend Flexible Systems!”
-Anny Walker, Island Christian Church
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