Church Website Templates – The Pros And Cons

You have two main options for creating a church website – hire a web design company for a custom site or go with church website templates. Both are valid and can work well when done correctly. However, templates sometimes seem too good to be true. Before jumping on the website template bandwagon, it’s a good idea to understand what you’re getting. Balance the pros and cons to see if it’s better for your church to go custom or with a template. PRO: Quick And Easy The most obvious benefit of church website templates is they’re quick and easy to implement. …

How To Make Online Prayer Better For Everyone

If you already offer it on your website, you may be wondering how to make online prayer better. Of course, if you don’t offer it on your church’s site or app, you might not even realize this type of prayer is a real thing. We covered this before and even explained how it’s beneficial to growing your church. Simply having an open forum or a form without any real feedback isn’t enough. Give your members and site visitors much more from your online prayer feature. Explain How It Works This one might not seem all that important, but remember, for …

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Simple Ways To Boost Volunteering Through Your Church Website

Every church usually has two common goals – increase tithing and boost volunteering. Did you know your church website could help with both? While adding an option for online tithing seems straightforward, gaining more volunteers might not seem as simple. However, it actually is. In one study, churches were able to recruit as many as 43% of their members into some volunteer role. The top 10% stand out with as many as 72% of their members volunteering. Use these tips to boost your volunteer numbers. Keep Opportunities Visible Do you think your members hear everything you say on Sunday? It’s …

How To Create More Engaging Church Videos

Engaging church videos not only get watched, but shared. Odds are, you probably know of at least a few Christian videos that have went viral recently. People you’ve watched them not only remember the content, but the church as well. It definitely pays to create more engaging videos to reach a wider audience. Remember, it’s not just your members who are watching your videos. Anyone who can access the Internet is a potential viewer, so engage them all. Get Out In The Community How many of your church videos are set in your church? They’re probably all in just one …

20 Offering Scriptures You Can Use In Your Next Worship Service

The Bible is filled with offering scriptures to help encourage your members to give more, but are you using them? While you’re preparing for your next worship service, consider how you could tie in scripture that deals with giving. After all, many of your members may not understand the importance of tithing. When these scriptures are a part of your services, it’s a more natural way to inspire giving, not just during church services, but all week long. People Prefer Giving Outside Of Church Services Abysmal giving during church services might have you feeling frustrated, but how much do your …

13 Common Mistakes Churches Make With Mobile Apps

Mistakes with mobile apps are nothing new. You’ve probably downloaded numerous apps only to get frustrated and uninstall them. Now, the last thing you want is for someone to do that with your church app. Yet, churches are making just as many mistakes as other mobile apps. If you want to have an app for your church, make sure it’s done right so it’s effective and more likely to become a user’s top used app versus a download and forget it app. 1. Not Having One First, let’s clarify something – not every church needs an app. If your members …

16 Myths Keeping Churches From Creating An Online Presence

Creating an online presence isn’t nearly as difficult as it was 15 or 20 years ago. In fact, it’s easier than ever, yet many churches still don’t even have a basic website or social media presence. Why? Typically, it’s due to myths that make it seem impossible for any church that doesn’t have thousands of members to make it work. If you want to reach more people, stay in contact with your members and grow your church, it’s time to let these 16 myths go and dive into creating at least a small online presence for your church. 1. It …

18 Things Your Church Should Never Share On Social Media

You’ve probably read numerous posts about how to make social media work for your church. But, it’s important to know what you should never share on social media. Sadly, one wrong post could hurt the reputation of your church, even if you didn’t mean anything by it. The best approach is to just avoid the wrong types of posts. The good news is, it’s easier than you might think to learn what not to share. In most cases, it’s similar to knowing what not to post on your own personal page. 1. Any Type Of Chainletter Chainletters have been around …

13 Things To Do Before Letting Volunteers Manage Your Website

Your church members help keep your church running. From tithing to volunteering their time, without them, it’d be impossible to keep the doors open. When it comes to your church website, volunteers may be able to help out even more. In fact, you could let volunteers manage your website. With all the other responsibilities your church staff has, you could save hours every week by letting skilled volunteers handle some of the daily website tasks. You just need to do a little prep work to ensure everything’s ready for them to take over. 1. Know Their Skill Level No matter …

Creating A Church Blog Strategy That Works

If you have a website, you’ve probably already considered writing a church blog. However, you may have put it off or only blog now and again. Blogging helps you reach your audience faster. With each post, search engines have more content to index, meaning more chances to connect with people worldwide and locally. Creating a church blog strategy is the first step to having a blog that does your church proud. Even if you’ve never blogged before, your church can do this. Define Your Objective Did you know there are currently over 1.6 billion websites live worldwide? Many of those …