A Website Care Plan provides for the basic care and maintenance your WordPress website requires to stay protected, to stay current, and to continue running smoothly. Our Care Plans cover three primary areas:
Routine maintenance avoids security threats and more.
Daily backups ensure that your site can be restrored, even if the catastrophic happens.
We upload weekly sermons and calendar events for you.
Websites take time, dedication, and regular maintenance. Many churches have volunteers that gladly take on the responsibilities involved. This is a blessing for sure, and as someone who is happy to do it for my own church, I rejoice when people volunteer their skills to oversee their church website. Other churches assign church staff to cover basic tasks. This is another solution that can work well.
However, there are many churches that sort of hobble along with no one to really take the reigns and make the website what it could/should be. This is the space I'd like to fill. Think of Barnabas Company as your admin assistant + web developer, all for less than $20 per week. We take on your church's digital tasks, freeing you to focus on your ministry.
We do! Clients who sign up for monthly Care Plans receive a 60% discount on custom site design. That brings the price down to a flat fee of $500 (a savings of $750) for a brand new site designed specifically for your church.
Absolutely! We do provide website hosting for clients on our any of our Care Plans. Our servers are fast and reliable. In fact, this is probably one of the best savings features. Most of the major hosting companies charge around $9.00/month for basic hosting. You still have to design your site, pay for plugins, launch, and then find volunteers to maintain both the site and the backups. The price increases when problems arise and you must hire a developer. However, the value in Care Plans is that all of this is covered on a regular basis.
We currently feature two tiers in our Care Plan. Some churches prefer more help while others only want the most basic care. No matter your requirements, we're happy to help. For example, while the Basic Plan covers software updates, theme updates, security scans, and regular maintenance, our Advanced Plan provides all of this plus basic weekly content updates such as sermons and calendar events.
We keep our Care Plans fairly simple; no hidden costs or extra surprises. Our Basic Plan is $50.00. This covers hosting, regular maintenance, backups, and manual site inspections. The Advanced Plan covers all of this plus weekly sermon uploads and announcements. In this plan, we basically function as your remote admin assistant for less than $25 per week.
You are free to cancel at any time. We'd hate to see you go, of course, but totally understand. Simply give us a day to cancel your fees and prepare your site for hand-off. We'll even send you a maintenance schedule so you can stay on top of things. Our goal is help, not to gouge the church; we want our cancellation policy to reflect that.
As always, email is the best way to contact us since it yields the fastest
response. But some things, like plans for a new sermon series or community outreach initiative, translate via phone. Strategy calls are perfect for this. It's a monthly time set aside for you to discuss any new announcements, forms, or features you'd like added to your website.
We maintain developers licenses from many of the leading brands in the industry. This means that you get access to our licenses for as long as you maintain a Care Plan with us, saving you hundreds of dollars each year. Though our list varies at times (we're always looking for the best!), we generally carry licenses in the following categories:
Performance optimization/page caching
Custom form builders
Custom search features
Absolutely. Monthly reports are perhaps the clearest proof that your investment is wise. You'll receive monthly PDF reports that provide update history, performance, uptime monitoring, off site backups/backup schedule, website traffic and analytics, as well as SEO crawl report so you can know how your website scored.
Payments are handled on a monthly subscription basis. You can manage every aspect of your payments directly in our Client Portal. We use Stripe so your information is secure. Credit card information is not stored with us. In fact, we never see it.
If your site is newly developed with us, your Care Plan goes into effect upon launch. Otherwise, once your checkout process is complete, we will have your site covered in one month.
Yes. We believe that "strong fences make the best neighbors." In other words, projects work best when everyone knows what to expect from everyone else. Simple, straightforward contracts help keep everyone on the same proverbial page.
We're always glad to help folks maintain their website. First, we will perform a website evaluation to get to know your site's construction and any potential problems. We'll also run updates and create a full backup for you. At the end, we will provide a list of issues that need to be fixed as well as suggestions for improvement. If you're interested, you can either email us or schedule a phone or video consultation to discuss it further.
The support time allotment for each of our web care plans includes simple updates and additions to your website. Here are just a few examples:
Text and/or image changes or additions
Updating or adding new forms
Scheduling blog posts
As preventative care and maintenance, we do all we can to avoid major issues on your website. Though we cannot guarantee that an issue will never happen, we will do everything within our power to assist in the cleanup and restoration of your website from one of our backups.
To be perfectly clear, no one can guarantee that hackers will not find their way into your website. That's not feasible for anyone. What we can do is monitor, maintain, and backup so that if anything does happen, we're the first to know, the first to take action, and the first to recover a secure site.