I'm excited for you all to see the new website! There are a couple of things I want to highlight in the transition:
First, I wanted to thank my friends at My Square Creative for helping with the design elements of the site. Matt and Chris are two of the most creative guys I know and their heart to serve the church is incredible. I want to encourage you to check out the work that they are doing at http://www.creativechurchstaffing.com/.
The other big change for me was the move from Wordpress to Squarespace. For over 5 years I have been using Wordpress on my personal site as well as many other sites that I have built for friends and clients. At Community Bible Church our entire website is built on Wordpress. There are a number of reasons for the move, but the keys for me were simplicity, style and something new.
The reality of my personal site is that I didn't need complexity or even great flexibility. I want to have a place to let people know who I am, what I do and a place to share news and information. I love the simplicity and style that Squarespace offers as well as the opportunity to learn something new. As I dig into Squarespace I see a ton of opportunity for so many businesses and nonprofits to build a great website at an affordable price. At the same time I think it's important to note that it won't replace Wordpress anytime soon.
Wordpress continues to offer great flexibility and opportunities that any website of any size can be built on it. I have built 1 page websites and 300 page websites on Wordpress and will continue to. The functionality and flexibility is second to none. I love Wordpress and while I'm leaving it behind when it comes to my personal site, I'm in no way leaving it behind as a key resource moving forward.
I would love to get your feedback on the new site as well as answer any questions that you might have about Squarespace or Wordpress.