5 Social Media Mistakes That Are Hurting Your Church

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Social media is one of the best ways to reach new members and engage current members, especially younger ones. However, social media mistakes could turn this highly effective tool against your church. The last thing you want is to drive people away. Luckily, these common mistakes are easy to avoid. With a little planning, Facebook, Twitter and all the others could become your church’s online community. 1. Posting And Forgetting The top reason people use social media is to stay in contact with friends. When members and potential members find your church on social media, they expect to experience some …

Church Leadership Is A Tough Gig

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One of the most difficult leadership roles is a church leader. In fact, church leadership ranks as number five out of nine on Forbes for toughest leadership positions. Of course, this doesn’t mean church leaders don’t love their jobs. Whether they’re being paid or they’re volunteering, being a leader in a church is fulfilling. From the outside, it might not seem quite so hard, but it’s important to think about all the responsibilities and how different church leaders are from other types of leaders. Leaders Aren’t Perfect Most people don’t expect leaders to be absolutely perfect, but when it comes …

Why People Leave The Church

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When you notice people starting to leave the church, it’s worrisome. You may wonder what happened or if there was any way to prevent it. First of all, it’s not always related to the church. Second, it is possible to prevent some church members from making the decision to leave. The most important thing to do is to remember to listen to the needs of all your members. It’s that feeling of community that keeps a church growing and thriving. They’ve Simply Burned Out It’s far too common to have members leave the church due to burnout. These aren’t the …

What Teen Ministry Attenders Wish Their Parents Knew

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It’s not uncommon for parents to rely on teen ministry groups to take care of their teen’s spiritual needs. What parents may not realize is that their teens need their parents more now than ever. In fact, most teens talk about issues that they wish their parents knew more about. While teen ministry groups feel like a safe place, they’d love to share more with their parents. Most importantly, they want their parents to understand them. It’s Okay To Be Involved A common misunderstanding about teens is they don’t want their parents involved in their lives. Yes, teens tend to be …

Build Your Church For The Unchurched

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When you want to reach the unchurched, you have to do more than just have a program to bring in the unchurched. Instead, you must build your church for the unchurched. This involves everything from the actual church itself to the mindset of your members. The entire purpose is to seamlessly integrate the unchurched into your church family. From the moment they walk in, your church will feel like home to them. Build Passion With Your Members Did you realize that almost 70% of first-time guests come to your church because they were invited by a member? If your members …

How To Engage The Youth Of Today

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When you look around at your church, how many younger members come every week? It’s important to learn how to engage the youth of today so you have regular members in the future. Churches often struggle to connect with kids and teens. It’s kind of like trying to be the cool parent but still not fully understanding what these younger members truly need from you. You don’t have to give up on them. They still need guidance from church leaders and members. It’s just learning the right ways to engage them. Problems Connecting With Younger Members One of the biggest …

7 Tips To Increase Engagement To Improve Church Attendance

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Church leaders are always looking for ways to improve church attendance. Most of the time, it all comes down to finding ways to increase engagement. Even the most devout members may not want to attend if they feel bored or seem to have no purpose within the church. This doesn’t mean you have to give up. This means your members need you more now than ever. They need church leaders to engage them and make church something to look forward to every week. 1. Ask What Members Enjoy/Want Most While 40% of Americans say they attend church weekly, the real …

How To Encourage Millennials To Be Active In Your Congregation

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Getting millennials into your church is only half the battle. The second part is trying to encourage millennials to be active members. You may find that they attend services, but rarely volunteer or become a part of smaller worship groups. This doesn’t mean they’re not interested, though. The key is learning what millennials want and how to appeal to their interests. When you do that, you’ll have active Millennials in your church. Find Things They’re Interested In Honestly, this applies to all generations. Think about school for a moment. You were probably far more active in classes you were interested …

6 Ways You Can Grow Your Church This Year

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Would you like to see more members in your church each week? Maybe you want to have a bigger variety of ages. If growth has plateaued or decreased, don’t give up hope. You can grow your church this year by employing a few simple strategies. Let your church family help you and together you’ll be able to increase growth and reach far more people in your community. 1. Focus On Your Website Content First off, if you don’t have a website, you need one. Many people research churches online before ever walking through the doors. If you’re not online, your …

How To Motivate Attendees Into Volunteering

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How often do you struggle with getting volunteers for various projects in your church? Despite having ample members, no one seems to want to help out. This doesn’t mean you have to do it all yourself. Instead, you have to learn how to motivate attendees into volunteering. Believe it or not, most attendees want to be involved in some way. All it takes is a few simple tweaks to appealing to volunteers to boost your numbers and create effective teams for your church projects and events. Have Volunteer Periods Your attendees already have busy schedules, so they are naturally hesitant …