Everything You Need To Know About Church Website Security

Having a successful church website takes work, but it’s well worth it to expand your reach. Part of the job is taking care of church website security. Sadly, it’s not quite as simple as figuring out what to blog about next or making sure your latest sermon uploads correctly. You also have to worry about cybercriminals causing trouble for your church and your site users. While there isn’t any way to 100% protect a website, you can take certain steps to prevent attacks and hacks. The harder it is to infiltrate your site, the safer you are. Understand Your Risks …

The Best Time For Holding Team Meetings

Does holding team meetings seem to be impossible? You schedule them, but only a few people show up. The main problem might be the time you’re holding the meetings. While certain times are convenient for you, they might be horrible for your church staff, volunteers and members. Picking the best time will take a little work as there isn’t an ideal time for every single church or team. However, once you find that golden time, you’ll find your meetings are much more effective. 1. Why Team Meetings Are Important If no one is even showing up, why bother with team …

How To Talk To Your Family About Church Issues

Whether it’s church leaders or church members, it’s important to talk with your family when church issues arise. Not only is it a good idea to talk things out, especially if you disagree on the issue. But, you may find that talking with your family helps you find a resolution. The most important thing to remember is you shouldn’t shut your family out. By working and worshiping together, you create a stronger bond and a better church. All of the advice below applies to individual families and your entire church family too. Eliminate Distractions The very first step to talking …

How To Align Your Team With Your Vision

Does it always seem like your church team members are on different pages? If so, it’s time to learn how to align your team with your vision. Growth and engagement aren’t possible if everyone is working towards different goals. It’s far more effective if everyone works towards the same visions and goals. While it may take some work, you’ll discover that everyone becomes more passionate about the church, the team and ministry. Define Your Vision Clearly Before you do anything, you have to define your vision clearly. It’s not about just having a vague idea in your mind. Unless it’s …

The Ultimate Quick Wins You Can Get For Your Church

Does it ever feel like your church is constantly working towards a goal, but never quite winning? It’s discouraging and one of the reasons churches fail at their goals. Breaking up goals into smaller tasks or portions allows you to take advantage of quick wins for your church. Getting those small victories gives you the confidence to keep going. Quick wins are everywhere. They’ll help you grow your church, increase engagement, build your online presence and much more. Challenge Volunteers Volunteers get bored. Only a handful of members ever volunteer. You have far more to accomplish than you have engaged …

Why You Should Consider Facebook Advertising For Your Church

Facebook advertising is an easily overlooked church marketing strategy. After all, why bother with paid ads when creating a church page is free? While a free church page and church groups on Facebook are effective, you still have to rely on users searching for your church or others recommending it. If you want to get your church noticed faster, investing even just a little on Facebook ads could spur the growth you’re looking for, both in church and online. Facebook Page Reach Is Limited Even when you start getting followers to your church’s Facebook page, this doesn’t mean they’ll see …

These 15 Things Are Holding Your Church Back

Right now, you might list several dozen things holding your church back, such as not enough money. However, most of the things preventing your church from growing are just obstacles to overcome. And yes, you can overcome them. Most of it comes down to planning and being willing to make a few major changes that drastically improve how others see your church and the level of engagement inside and outside your church. 1. No Plan For Growth As simple as it might sound, do you currently have a set plan for growth? Church growth isn’t just something that happens. While …

The 4 Keys To Assimilation And Growth Track

Every church would love to see more growth. By following the four keys to assimilation, growth isn’t just something to wish for anymore. These keys are fairly straightforward, but it may take some practice to master them. After all, every church and visitor are different. The overall key to remember is to continue to tweak your strategy until you find what works for assimilating new members and retaining existing members. 1. Focus On Hospitality Hospitality is one of the most important keys to assimilation. Think of hospitality as the first impression you make on visitors. It’s important to note that …

Hosting A Great Q&A Bible Study Online

If you want to expand your church’s reach, why not host a Q&A Bible study online? While it does take some preparation, you’ll help grow your church family. From members who can’t always attend or want more study time to people worldwide looking to explore their faith, you’re able to bring all types of people together. To make it a success, you’ll need to know what participants expect and how to keep the session engaging. Ensure You Have Interest First This might sound obvious, but make sure you have interest within your church first. The last thing you want is …

Dealing With Negative Church Reviews Professionally

Negative church reviews might make you feel angry or dejected, but they can sometimes be an opportunity for growth. The key is to deal with them professionally and not come off as the church that can’t handle any criticism. Sadly, negative reviews are going to happen, no matter how great your church may be. Don’t worry. Every brand, including churches, get these types of reviews. Set yourself apart, though, by handling them with grace. If you don’t think that reviews matter that much, see G2’s list of customer review statistics that prove the do matter. Determine If A Response Is …