You have good people at your church. Some of them want to help with the website. I did at my church many years ago. The problem was that volunteers don't make good employees. Since I was teaching, I didn't want to build the new site when it was needed because I was teaching a new class at school. Another church member liked it the way it was. A third "volunteer" said she'd build it for free, only to bill the church thousands. 

Needless to say, there were hard feelings. One member left the church. The one who built the site is seen by many members as a rip-off artist, and I felt like my talents and opinions were wasted. The stories I've heard from other congregations are often similar: volunteers who are more technical than aesthetic; volunteers who never actually do the work; volunteers who accidentally destroy entire sites, volunteers who try to charge because it's hard work. I've heard it all and seen the results. The truth is that even if your volunteer is very good and very giving, something can still go wrong.

With LutherNet, you don't have to worry about the hard feelings with volunteers. We don't charge a whole lot to begin with, and you can ask volunteers to add content or photo galleries or whatever you want them to do -- once the site is built and ready to go. And that's usually the main problem: someone had a big idea, implemented part of it, and there it sits for five years. We've done it all hundreds of times.

We WANT you to have great volunteers willing to keep the site maintained, but we know from experience that having volunteers create the initial site is often more of a problem than you can imagine, so just imagine a better overall experience with LutherNet. Part of the reason we like to take your old sites and renew them with the current themes is because we know volunteers have helped create your current site, and we respect the work those people have done. We love having photos and logos and content that is already meaningful to your congregation, and we don't want you to have to start over. Just tell your volunteers that your found a good way to utilize all the hard work they've done, which is entirely true.