For more than fifty years, Mariners Church has been a beacon of hope in Orange County guiding people to Jesus and awakening them to His love. What began as a small gathering of believers at Mariners Elementary School, has become a movement of people across Orange County passionately following Jesus and sharing His love with friends and neighbors. Under the leadership of their Senior Pastor, Eric Gieger, Mariners Church is growing into a mutli-congregational church with locations across Orange County.
Managing content in their existing website was becoming a challenge, with duplicate content across multiple congregations. The content team needed an easier way to ensure all the content was managed centrally, and could be updated with simple workflows. Additionally, the design of their former website was looking outdated, and they wanted a more modern aesthetic for the website.
The 454 Team hosted a Website Roadmap meeting, where we explored all the needs of the new website, the challenges of the old site, defined the Mariners Church brand style and laid the groundwork for things like site architecture, wireframes and site navigation with a mega-menu. Armed with that information we set out on designing an all-new, fully-custom, WordPress site with custom post-types and content blocks for managing congregational content. We also built-out functionality for dynamically changing the main menu during periods of Live Streaming for weekend services, reverting back to archived messages during the week. Lastly, we created a system for podcasting not only weekend services, but also special daily messages, ministry content and anything else the Mariners Church team can dream up in the future.
We love working with churches to build awesome websites and support their mission. If you're interested in starting a website project with 454 Creative, reach out to our team.