What you get:
The best tools in the industry are packaged for you to give your church an effective Web site at an affordable price.
All of our package options include a series of plugins and services worth at least $100/month if you did them on your own.
- The web’s most popular platform – MereChurch Sites, along with 26% of all sites on the entire internet, are built on WordPress. This means that you benefit from the large developer community, and expandability of this flexible platform.
- Optimized themes – We have sifted through the mountain of options to bring you the best options for churches & ministries.
- Premium tools – We have hand-selected the most useful free and premium plugins to power an effective site.
- Expert advice – Take advantage of our 15+ years of industry experience, across hundreds of projects of all shapes and sizes.
- Unbeatable hosting – MereChurch sites are built on WPEngine, the World’s best WordPress hosting option.
- Total control – You’ll have full admin, SFTP, database, and control panel access. You won’t ever need to interact with us if you don’t want to. (Though we’d still love to chat!)
- Stability and support – The tools we’ve compiled make MereChurch sites fast, stable, and hacker proof. 24/7 phone and e-mail support is available if you get stuck.
Full technical details
We will include the registration and renewal of one domain name with your monthly fee.
Included themes: (one of the following, $99/year value)
- Our list is ever-growing, but some of the current hand-selected, pre-vetted themes are:
- Exodus by ChurchThemes.com
- Resurrect by ChurchThemes.com
- Maranatha by ChurchThemes.com
- Forgiven by Boxy Studio
- Benevolence by WPLook
- We will help you consider an additional theme for inclusion in the full-service and above packages.
Premium plugins included:
- Google Analytics Premium by Yoast ($89/year value)
- WordPress SEO Premium by Yoast ($89/year value)
- Local SEO addon for WordPress SEO by Yoast ($69/year value)
- Gravity Forms Developer license ($39-$199/year value)
- Akismet (~$5/year)
- ElegantThemes Monarch Social Sharing/Follow (part of a package that costs $89/year)
- Modern Tribe Events Calendar Pro ($89/year value)
- Events Calendar Filter Bar ($89/year value)
- Metro & Outreach Pro themes also include:
- Genesis Palette Pro Deluxe License ($199/year value)
Hosting & Support
- MereChurch sites are housed on WPEngine’s Enterprise services platform. (minimum $29/month value)
- High performance, stable, and hacker-proof.
- UNLIMITED STORAGE, BANDWIDTH, VISITORS
- 24/7 phone and email tech support
- Hosting environment dedicated only to Mere Agency sites
- International data centers with CDN ($20/month value)
- Built-in caching layer
- Malware scanning
- Automatic daily backups and 1-click restoration
- No contract, cancel anytime, and take your site with you
Advanced development environment for developers.
- One-click staging and deployment with Git code storage and versioning
- Managed upgrades (base install, themes, and plugins)
- Database access via PHPMyAdmin
- Full SFTP access
Add-on Options Available
- E-mail hosting: Google apps for work (non-profit for free, or business for $5/user/month)
- Simple brand package creation (logo design, font and color guidelines): $1,500
- Integrated online giving: $500
- Additional domains: $15/year each ($35/year for .church domains)