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 …

How Well Are You Leading Your Church?

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It’s a common misconception that as long as you’re in charge, you’re an effective leader. Leading your church means more than just having a leadership title. If you’re having more and more trouble engaging members, members are leaving and/or you’re having trouble inspiring others to be leaders, there could be a problem. Don’t worry, though. Once you know more about what’s going wrong, it’s easier to become the type of leader your church needs to continue to grow. Signs You’re Not An Effective Leader No one wants to hear they’re not a good leader, yet to grow, you have to …

Why Churches Fail At Creating Leaders

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Creating leaders is important to keep a church running smoothly. Churches need leaders for various programs and groups. The problem is churches sometimes fail at creating great leaders. The good news is there are leaders within your church family. You just have to find the right way to appeal to them. Tackling some common obstacles to your leadership problem will help you uncover the hidden talent within your church. No Available Opportunities How often does your church broadcast leadership opportunities? Perhaps it’s an issue of a few people trying to do everything on their own. Or, you’re just waiting for …

The Ultimate Online Technology Strategy For Smaller Churches

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Smaller churches are sometimes reluctant to embrace technology and take their churches online. However, having an online technology strategy helps boost member engagement and new church visitors. Odds are, at least part of your church family uses social media and mobile devices often. This means that part of your potential visitors are online too. Connect on a wider scale by getting your church online. It’s easier than you might think and the rewards are well worth the effort. Keep Consistent Branding One thing to always remember throughout your online technology strategy is to keep consistent branding. From having the same …

Church Leadership – Working With Millennials

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Working with millennials might sometimes seem like trying to suddenly speak a foreign language, but it’s not nearly as difficult as it might seem. Actually, as church leaders, it’s a great opportunity to better understand millennials and become the type of leader they need. It’s a learning experience on both sides, but well worth the effort. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to work and worship alongside this generation once you figure out what they’re looking for in a church. Make Them Feel Involved You might see millennials on their phones all the time and think they aren’t …

8 Tips To Using Social Media To Build Your Church Online

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A website isn’t the only way to build your church online. There’s also the ever important social media. Whether you love it or hate, you can’t deny how popular it is, especially with millennials. If you want to reach existing church members and gain new members, social media is a powerful tool. To make the most of it, you have to be active. Think of social media as a way to have conversations with anyone and everyone all at one time. 1. Interact During Peak Times One of the benefits of using social media to build your church online is …