How To Use Facebook To Expand Your Church’s Reach

You may already know that Facebook is useful for churches, but do you really know how to use Facebook to expand your church’s reach? At first, it might seem overwhelming. When should you post? What should you say? How do you create ads and are they even effective? Facebook is complex, but when you know how to use it right, it’s a highly effective way for churches to not only engage with their current members, but reach people worldwide. Increase Engagement With Facebook Groups While you should have your own Facebook page, a great addition to that is a Facebook …

The Ultimate Church Marketing Strategy

Every church needs a well thought out church marketing strategy to keep members coming back on a regular basis while gaining new members. While word of mouth is useful, it shouldn’t be your only marketing strategy. Why? Your members might have great intentions, but be horrible marketers. Luckily, marketing is usually budget-friendly. The main things you’ll need are time and of course, eager volunteers. Embrace Social Media Social media isn’t something your church can ignore. If you were to ask your members how many of them use social media on a regular basis, you’ll quickly see just how important it …

The Best Social Media Platforms For Your Church

Whether you love it or hate it, social media is a great tool for bringing people together, including your church members. Social media platforms let your church connect with members 24/7 and meet new people, who could eventually become new members. The key is using the right platforms. While there are numerous social networks, many of which you’ve probably never heard of, a choice few have thriving communities and are ideal for getting your church noticed online. Facebook Facebook shouldn’t come as a surprise. According to a 2018 Pew Research Center survey, 68% of adults in the US say Facebook …

Why Churches Use Virtual Assistants

Virtual assistants sound like they’d be more useful to entrepreneurs or big businesses than churches, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, many churches and pastors need help with administrative tasks, among other daily responsibilities. After all, sometimes there is more work to be done than hours in the day. Even with volunteers, there are often jobs that aren’t getting done. Adding a virtual assistant could actually be the solution to improving your church’s ministry. The Need For Professionals Church technology is constantly advancing. Just 30 years ago, a church wouldn’t have dreamed of using online giving …

9 Tips For Improving Your Church Website

Does it seem like your church website is a digital trampoline where visitors come and immediately bounce away? Maybe it’s just eerily quiet and no one’s finding your site. No matter what the problem, improving your church website means more visitors, long visits and even growth in the physical church. Despite some of these tips seeming simple, they’re powerful and highly effective at transforming your church’s website. 1. Add A New Visitors Page Where should new visitors go first? A lively church website is filled with information and resources and it can be a bit overwhelming to someone new. If …

How To Choose The Right Audio Equipment For Your Church

The right audio equipment helps make your sermons, music and overall experience far more effective and engaging. Think about it as the difference between someone shouting in a large room and surround-sound audio in a movie theater? Which would you rather experience at church? Getting the right sound ensures nothing is distorted while making sure everyone hears clearly. It’s one of the simplest ways to create a more engaging experience for your members. Know Your Church Size The physical size of your church has a large impact on the type of audio equipment you’ll need. A small room obviously won’t …

8 Best Church Apps For Men

Apps are great for staying in touch on social media, playing games and checking email, but what about helping a Christian man explore his faith? Church apps for men are designed to help answer the specific challenges today’s men face. From guidance to inspiration, it’s an easy way to stay close to God simply from your smartphone. Don’t worry about trying to dig through hundreds or even thousands of church apps to find the right one. Start with one or more of these eight apps and get even more benefits from your phone or tablet. 1. Live Bold The Live …

How To Harness The Power Of Facebook Groups

How To Harness The Power Of Facebook Groups

Facebook groups are the perfect way for people to come together over shared interests, including their faith. If your church doesn’t already have a Facebook group, what are you waiting for? By harnessing the power of this highly effective Facebook tool, you not only engage your current members, but draw more in. Think of your own group as a way for everyone to talk about their faith and share their stories 24/7. It’s a great compliment to any church website. Understanding Facebook Groups Before you start harnessing their power, it’s important to have a little bit of background on Facebook …

Why It's Important To Equip Volunteers

Why It’s Important To Equip Volunteers

You have volunteers, but somehow they never seem to accomplish much. Before you place the blame on them, consider how you equip volunteers before they start a project. It’s a step that’s easy to overlook. You know they already know God’s word, but are they properly equipped to share it? From better understanding their duties to having the right tools, it’s vital to equip your church volunteers before they do anything else. Keep Volunteers From Leaving If volunteers aren’t properly equipped, they might feel frustrated and underappreciated. While this isn’t the only reason volunteers leave, it is one that’s easy …

The Best Plugins For Your Church Website

The Best Plugins For Your Church Website

One of the best things about using WordPress for your church’s site is all the plugins that help you customize your features and  performance. Choosing the best plugins for your church website isn’t always easy, especially with thousands of options. Luckily, some stand out from the rest. While the plugins you use vary based on your church’s needs, these will help boost any church’s site. Sermon Manager No church website is complete without having online sermons. With Sermon Manager, it’s easier to publish your sermons on your site. Attach audio files, embed videos from YouTube and Vimeo, attach images to …