Could A Location Independent Strategy Work For Your Church?

One of the main goals of most churches is to reach more people. After all, a church can’t be effective without people. An emerging trend is the location independent strategy, also known as multisite. It’s not right for all churches, but it could be the solution to help you reach your community and boost attendance. It’s a unique strategy that works well for newer churches and those with a younger audience. If you’re looking for a unique way to draw in more people, consider multisite. What Is A Location Independent Strategy? A location independent strategy involves having numerous locations for …

How The Idea Of Sunday Worship Is Changing

As you look out over your members on Sunday morning, you might feel discouraged to see fewer members in attendance. It’s not always the church itself that’s the problem, though. Many of your members have had to change their schedules for their jobs, their kids’ activities and caring for aging parents. This makes it difficult for them to attend traditional services. Sunday worship is starting to change to accommodate more people and better engage members. Getting on board might just help your church grow faster. Offer Live Streaming Your members can’t always attend, but that shouldn’t mean they can’t worship …

5 Spiritual Challenges All Church Leaders Face

Every church leader is plagued by spiritual challenges throughout their careers. These are typically periods of doubt where their own faith may be challenged. Church members often have spiritual crises of their own. However, church leaders are often expected to stand strong and never have these types of issues. It takes strength to not only admit you’re going through a spiritual challenge, but to ask for guidance from fellow leaders and even members to help you through. By working together, you all grow in your faith. 1. Finding The Right Way To Guide This is a common challenge and one …

7 Ways To Make Church Website Maintenance Easier

Church website maintenance is just a crucial as any other part of your site. Think of it as regular oil changes to keep your car running smoothly. Glitches and problems with your church’s site could turn visitors away. You could also ruin the reputation of your church if visitors get a virus or their private information is stolen. Luckily, regular maintenance isn’t difficult once you get the hang of it. The biggest challenge is just getting started. 1. Divide And Conquer The first step is to divide and conquer. It’s almost impossible for a single person to do it all. …

Everything Your Church Should Know About SEO

Your church has a website, but it’s not helping with growth. What’s wrong? It could be as simple as learning a little more about SEO for churches. Search engine optimization is crucial for helping people find your website in search results. For instance, we searched for “church in Madison, WI” and got over one million results. If you want to stand out, master SEO and you’ll start seeing more visitors to your church’s site and more new visitors to your church. Focus On Local SEO for churches is a little different than just marketing a website. You’re marketing a physical …

6 Marketing Mistakes That Give People The Wrong Impression Of Your Church

You want people to like your church, but simple marketing mistakes could actually give them the wrong impression. Instead of seeming like a warm, friendly church, it might come off as outdated or selfish. Neither of those traits helps with growth. When you’re marketing your church, carefully review your strategy to ensure you’re showcasing your church in the best light possible. After all, this is how you want potential visitors to see your church. 1. Focusing On Pizazz Do you remember those kids in high school that were desperate to be popular? They’d go out of their way to seem …

7 Ways Church Leaders Must Change To Keep Members Coming Back

Even large churches struggle with keeping members coming back every week. Sometimes, it’s just that members have busy schedules. However, sometimes the problem lies with church leadership. This is when church leaders must change in order to boost attendance and even encourage new growth. The good thing is the necessary changes aren’t that difficult. They just make a major difference in how members feel about the church. 1. Stop Micromanaging It’s hard to give up control sometimes. You know exactly how you want something done and even though you have capable staff and volunteers, you micromanage every person and project. …

Why People Often Hate Growing Churches

Churches usually have two main goals – sharing faith with the community and continuing to grow the church. The two go hand in hand. As a church grows, you reach more people. However, you might have noticed that some of your members hate growing churches. They’re usually thrilled to see more people coming together, but it’s all the changes that go along with growth that could very well cause your original members distress. Disagreements Over Changes Change isn’t easy for anyone. In fact, people are wired to automatically reject a change that’s opposite of what they’re used to. Think of …

8 Ways To Incorporate Mobile Into Your Church

Your church is filled with smartphones. Whether your members are keeping them out of the way or getting distracted during services, it’s time to address how to incorporate mobile into your church. Instead of just banning phones or limiting them to a Bible app, encourage them to use their phones, but in a more productive way than just covertly checking out Facebook. Mobile doesn’t mean you’re going to the proverbial dark side. It’s just a modern way of engaging your members. You might be surprised at just how much more attention everyone pays. 1. Use Online Giving For safety reasons, …

Why Church Leaders Should Embrace Their Flaws

There has yet to be a church that exists with perfect members or church leaders. It’s not humanly possible. However, far too many church leaders feel that they have to be perfect and set that ideal example for everyone to follow. That type of pressure often just leads to even worse flaws. After all, being able to embrace who we are at any given moment makes it easier to become a better person. For leaders at church, this also helps you grow the church. Easier To Connect With Members Do you ever remember feeling intimidated in high school or college …