Getting Started

How do I get started?

 

You can start your free trial today without entering any credit card information! Simply click any get started button, fill in some basic info, and choose your favorite website design.

Pricing Questions

Why are your prices so awesome? Is there a catch?

 

We get this question a lot. The answer is simple, we want to be a blessing to gospel centered churches, church plants, missionaries and ministries. Some companies charge much more because of the perceived value it creates for their services. We care about providing top quality website designs and hosting services for every ministry that needs it. We have a heart for ministries and we want to help them fulfill the purpose God has for them.

Why $29/month for hosting?

 

It’s more than just simple hosting, it includes our CMS licensing, updates, support, along with our years of experience helping ministries connect with people.

Are there any hidden fees?

 

No. There's no setup fee to use our website designs and only $29/month for hosting.

Are there any long-term contracts?

 

Nope. You have the option to pay monthly or yearly, what ever works best for your church.

What types of payment do you accept?

 

We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and AMEX credit cards and debit cards as well as ACH/echeck. You can also pay monthly or yearly. The yearly ACH(e-check) is safe, secure, and it also removes the headache of having to keep your credit card updated.

 

Design Questions

Can we demo your CMS like some other companies allow?

 

Absolutely, we want to make sure that our online solutions fit your needs. You can start a free trial today without entering any credit card information.

Are your websites easy to edit? Is there any learning curve?

 

Yes, our sites are easy to edit. If you are comfortable browsing the Internet, sending emails with attachments and using Facebook then editing our sites will be a piece of cake.

Most users pick up on the editing tools very quickly. We also have a Knowledgebase that is full of tutorials.

Do I need any special software or skills to create my new site?

 

Nope. Everything you need is built into the website so you can edit your website online. We built our CMS directly into the designs so that you can log-in and start making changes immediately. Plus, our CMS is compatible with all browsers.

Are there any limits to the number of pages I can have?

 

No way. We do not want to limit your ministry in any way. Depending on the design you choose there might be an optimal number of main navigation buttons that look good. For instance, you don’t want your navigation running off the edge of the page. If you have lots of pages and are not sure how to organize them, turns out we have lots of experience building websites and we would love to help you organize your content.

Will my new website be search-able by Google or other search engines?

 

Yes. To keep it as non-nerdy as possible, all of the content from your site as well as additional keywords are formatted so that all search engines can understand and easily index. We even have a few tips to help you get higher rankings on those search engines.

Can I change my design after I make a purchase?

 

Yes. You can change your design at any time. Also, all of your content will transfer to your new design automatically to make it easier and faster for you to switch designs.

What if we are looking for something completely custom?

 

We do offer full custom website designs. Please contact us at 888-264-0003 for details.

 

Techie Questions

What kind of servers do you use? How do I know my website is safe and secure?

 

We currently utilize Dell PowerEdge servers, reinforced by a world-class hosting platform that provides multiple connections to Tier 1 data-center providers. Our servers are also secured to multiple power feeds, fiber links, dedicated generators with on-site fuel storage, and battery backup. They are built from industry-leading hardware and equipment, ensuring the highest level of performance and reliability.

Can we host a Bridge Element website on our own servers?

 

No. Bridge Element depends on a sophisticated combination of custom code and specialized server environments. Your monthly fee includes not only the hosting of your files and content, but also the use of the code and other software licenses to make it all run smoothly.

How much storage space do I get?

 

Every accounts gets 5 Gigs of storage space.

Do I need a domain name before I buy a website or do you take of that for us?

 

Yes, you would need to purchase a domain name. We also do not take ownership of your domain when you transfer to us. We believe that you should have the freedom to control your own domain name. If you don’t have your own domain name we would recommend purchasing your domain through NetworkSolutions.com or GoDaddy.com; either way you should not be paying anymore then $12-$15 per year.

 

Company Questions

Is Bridge Element a Christian company?

 

Yes, we are. We believe that a relationship with Jesus Christ is the only way to find peace with God. We want to help spread the good news of Jesus to our communities, our nation, and around the world by partnering with Gospel Centered ministries.

Are there any limitations to who you will work with?

 

We offer our services to any gospel centered church, church plant, missionary, or gospel centered non-profit ministry. By gospel centered we mean that your church/ministry believes and teaches that faith in Jesus Christ is the only requirement for eternal salvation. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8-9(ESV). We ask that anyone wanting to partner with Bridge Element agree with the above statements before purchasing a website.

Why do you refer to your customers as partners?

 

We see the churches and other ministries that we serve as partners in spreading the gospel. This means that we don’t see ourselves as web designers with customers but rather we see ourselves as a gospel company that partners with local churches and ministries to spread the good news through the use of websites.

How do I know Bridge Element will be around for years to come?

 

We’ve been in business since 2008 and have seen exponential growth every year and we serve churches and ministries all around the world. We have never been in debt and we manage our business ethics according to the Scriptures. These facts give us credibility and confidence that God will continue to bless Bridge Element.