7 Reasons You Should Consider Text Messaging For Church

Text messaging for church sounds like a recipe for disaster. However, when done correctly, your church can change the reason people are glancing at their phones all the time. When churches embrace the technology their members love, it helps increase engagement and brings your church into the modern era. The great thing is there are numerous ways to use texting for your church. Implementing even a few may just make your members more excited about interacting with your church. Text Messaging Is Important You might already be writing off text messaging for church as a just a fad, but that’s far …

Devotionals For Kids – The Best Short Lessons

Devotions are a private way for you to connect with God and study God’s word. However, many devotionals are geared toward adults. Devotionals for kids makes God’s word easier to for them to understand and helps them grow stronger spiritually. Plus, these devotionals are designed to be far more engaging for kids. Many sites and apps offer devotionals designed specifically for kids, with some offering them for both kids and teens. Church Blog If you’ve already prepared your own devotionals for kids, post them weekly or daily on your church’s blog. A great idea is to create daily or weekly devotionals …

The Ultimate Message Prep Guide

Message prep goes hand in hand with being a pastor or church leader. However, it often feels like it’s a free for all without any real guidance. While the actual words must come from your heart and beliefs, prepping the message doesn’t have to feel overwhelming or impossible. By using this ultimate guide, you’ll create more effective messages that keep your listeners or readers more engaged. Plus, they’ll remember the message easier. Ask Questions On Your Blog A large part of message prep is determining what to talk about. Go to your church’s blog and read the comments. Even better, …

Dealing With The Emotional Roller Coaster Of Church Leadership

Church leadership can be one of the most rewarding experiences, but also a roller coaster of emotions. It’s a series of highs and lows that may be so extreme that some leaders feel like giving up ministry completely. Believe or not, it doesn’t have to be this way. While you’ll still have good and bad days, it’s time to step off the roller coaster and find more balance in your life. Understand Why It’s Emotional You can’t really deal with the emotional roller coaster of church leadership unless you first understand what makes it so emotional. All you may know …

How To Deal With Cynicism In Your Leadership Team

Cynicism in your leadership team effects every part of your church family and can cause a negative environment for everyone. From making it harder to gain volunteers to not making any new changes to grow your church, cynicism is a serious issue. When you deal with it effectively, you create a stronger leadership team to serve as the foundation of your growing church family. Uncover The Cause Cynicism in your leadership team comes from a variety of sources. It could be a major project a leader was spearheading where nearly all the volunteers let them down. Perhaps a leader lost …

The Biggest Communication Mistakes Preachers Make

A preacher’s job isn’t easy, especially when it comes to finding the right ways to communicate God’s word to your church family. Despite your best intentions, common communication mistakes may make it difficult for members to understand you. Even worse, these mistakes may cause members to miss important announcements. Keep your members engaged, encourage new membership and spread the word more effectively by learning which mistakes you’re making and how to prevent them in the future. Using The Preacher Voice Have you ever watched yourself during a sermon? When you step up to the pulpit, does a change come over …

Utilizing Facebook To Grow Your Church Community

You want to grow your church community, but where should you start? Facebook is the king of social media and the perfect place to start growing your church. The good thing is Facebook offers numerous ways to reach out to your members and the entire Facebook community. The key is to be as active on the platform as you are in your church. With the help of social media savvy volunteers, Facebook could become one of the most powerful tools you have for engaging and growing your church. Use Facebook Ads Facebook ads reach the millions of daily users on …

The Benefits Of A Virtual Church Office

Time seems to be the one thing that’s never fully on your side when it comes to getting everything on your to-do list accomplished. Church leaders and pastors have numerous administrative tasks to handle every single week, but not enough hours to do it all. This is where creating a virtual church office could be beneficial. While you could train volunteers or members to do these tasks, it’s quicker and more cost effective to outsource common tasks so you can focus more on ministry. Handle Numerous Time Consuming Tasks Think about everything your church does daily and weekly. You have …

5 Changes To Google Adwords For Nonprofits You Need To Know

The Google AdWords for nonprofits program has benefited churches and nonprofits for years now, but that doesn’t mean Google won’t make changes at any time. In fact, Google has made several major changes to the program. Some actually make it much easier to use your grants, while others make it a little harder. The good news is it doesn’t take long to adjust to these changes and still make the most from your monthly grant funds. 1. Meet 5% CTR Monthly Google AdWords for nonprofits now requires all accounts to meet a minimum 5% click-through rate every month. This is …

How Your Church Can Change The World With Ad Grants

Every church would love the chance to change the world, but sadly, money sometimes gets in the way. Without the budget for expanding your reach, it’s often hard to make much of an impact outside of your local community, though that’s a wonderful place to start. Thanks to ad grants from Google, budget isn’t a concern anymore when it comes to marketing your church. Without finances in the way, you have more power to make positive changes in the world. Reach A Much Larger Audience Google grants for nonprofits allow you to reach a much wider audience by giving qualifying …