Preach Without Notes And Connect More With Your Audience

Could you ever preach without notes? Right now, that probably sounds about as terrifying as a high-wire act without a net with zero experience. However, how often do you wish you could engage your members more? It’s not exactly comforting looking out and seeing your members looking bored or even worse, sleeping. Before you say it’s not possible, give preaching without notes a chance. It could be the perfect solution for better engagement and even church growth. Perfect Sermon But Zero Engagement You already work hard on your sermons. You do everything you can to make them perfect. This is …

Church Management Software – Best Apps For 2018

How many different tools do you currently use to manage members, finances, volunteers, send out messages and more? Church management software helps bring many of the tools you currently use into a single platform. The great news is many of these are web-based, making them accessible from any device, including your phone or tablet. However, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that numerous options are available. Instead of digging through them to find the best, we’ve put together the best church management software apps for 2018. Planning Center According to Planning Center, their tools are used by over 30,000 churches. …

Guest Speakers – How To Maximize Their Impact

Guests speakers can be one of the best ways to draw in more visitors and even grow your church. However, you just have to know how to maximize their impact. Asking someone to speak during normal services without any prior marketing isn’t going to be as beneficial as you might think. By utilizing a few tools and tricks, you might just find your church packed and your guest speakers reaching a much wider audience than you thought possible. Build Anticipation Long Before They Speak When a company launches a new product or service, they don’t typically just wait until it’s …

The Best Apps For Sharing Your Church Message

Sharing your church message is easier than ever thanks to technology. You’re no longer tied to a phone tree, flyers and pamphlets. Now, you’re able to spread God’s word over social media, your church’s website and of course, mobile apps. The great thing is you don’t need to be an expert to make the most of these apps. The best apps for sharing your church message are social apps. With millions of users, you’re able to reach not only your members, but people across the globe too. Instagram Instagram is perfect for sending out quotes set on beautiful backdrops. Send …

What Unchurched Guests Want When They Visit Your Church

You’re seeing unchurched guests in your church, but they don’t come back after their first visit. What went wrong? Even if the unchurched have never attended church, they still have some expectations. If your church doesn’t meet those minimum expectations, they’re probably not coming back. The great news is it’s actually not hard to give unchurched guests what they’re looking for. In fact, what they want is what many new visitors want – to feel welcome and engaged. Easy Ways To Interact The first step is to give unchurched guests easy ways to interact. Start with detailed signage that shows …

What’s In A Name – Everything Apparently

Do church names really matter that much? After all, as long as people know that it’s a church, that’s the most important part, right? As it turns out, your church’s name does matter. It’s not enough to just be First along with your denomination. Potential new members are looking for more. Do you need to change your church’s name? Probably not, but if you’re planting a new church or membership is abysmally low, it might be worth trying something different. The Switch To Something Different There are several new trends among church names that are quite different than traditional naming …

The Benefits Of Reallocating Church Resources

One of the most difficult areas for a church is how to best handle their various resources. Which areas are most important? It’s important from time to time to consider reallocating church resources if your church isn’t meeting the goals that have been set. A simple change in focus could be the growth opportunity you’ve been praying for. The key is learning which areas might need a little extra love, care and of course, funding. Choosing Your Areas While this obviously varies based on your church and your unique goals, you have to choose which areas are the most important …

8 Things You Can Do To Increase Momentum And Growth

Almost every church, especially smaller churches, would love to increase momentum and growth. Sadly, that dream always seems just out of reach. This doesn’t mean it’s impossible. You just have to change your approach a little. While praying definitely does help, it’s time to take action to start achieving your church’s growth goals today. If growth seems too slow, increase momentum a little at a time. Between your church leaders and members, you have the perfect team for increasing your member numbers. 1. Share Your Passion While Tithe.ly suggests praying as the number one way to increase momentum and growth, …

This Is How To Use Your Church Website To Connect

Your church website is a great place for listing events, your hours and your location, but it could be used for so much more. Use your church website to connect to your members, others in your community and even people worldwide. Even those who may live 300 miles away might still think of your church as home, at least digitally. The key is learning how to use your site as more than a calendar of events. While you might need volunteers to help, keeping an active site is crucial to connecting and engaging in a digital world. Share Before, During …

Your Church’s Guide To Podcasting

Every church should consider doing their own podcast, but where should you start? This guide to podcasting helps introduce you to the basics so you can get started right away. You might not think a podcast is really necessary, but it’s an easy way to share your weekly sermons and other information. Plus, podcasts use far less data than videos, which makes them an appealing option for your members and even non-members as they drive to and from work. Reasons To Start A Podcast You probably have a church website and one or two social media profiles. Why start a …