How To Choose The Right Church Web Design Company

A website is one of the best ways to expand your church’s reach, bring in new members and minister to people all over the world. Of course, the first step is to choose the right church web design company. It’s well worth taking your time to compare your options before deciding. With the right design company, you’ll be able to build an engaging website that keeps visitors coming back time and time again. Why You Can’t Just Have Any Site Your church needs a website, so why not just use a cheap website builder platform instead of hiring someone to …

18 Scriptures On Giving You Can Share Before Your Next Offering Time

Giving is always an issue churches seem to struggle with. For many pastors, it can be hard to even talk about it in church services. However, it’s important to inspire your people with what God says about giving. There are hundreds of scriptures on giving to help you encourage members to be generous with their finances. Before your next offering time, start by sharing one of these scriptures to get your church family to start thinking about giving. You might be surprised at just how effective this is for your church. Why Aren’t People Giving To make sure you pick …

37 Church Statistics You Need To Know for 2019

It’s that time of year again – when we take a deeper look inside the current state of the church. In 2017 and 2018 these were our most read and shared posts of the year, and we hope this installment is just as helpful. By going over some of the most important church statistics, you’ll be better prepared to grow your church throughout 2019. From attendance to social media, you’ll find statistics for most every area of the church. Don’t be discouraged by any unfavorable statistics. That just means there’s room for improvement. Without further ado, here’s the church statistics …

How To Write The Perfect Pastor Job Description

Trying to find the perfect pastor might seem like a never-ending search that just leaves you settling. So why can’t you find the right person? Most of the time, the problem is the pastor job description. If it’s not engaging and descriptive, you might not be attracting the right people. Once you master the fine art of writing the perfect pastor job description, it’ll be much easier to find the right leadership for your ministry. Why The Job Description Matters Shouldn’t you just be able to through up a quick description asking for a pastor, youth pastor, senior pastor, etc. …

The Ultimate Church Compensation And Salary Guide

One of the hardest things to determine as the leader of a church is what to pay your various staff members.  From your pastor and youth pastor to your finance director, what should their salaries be? While part of this will ultimately depend on your church’s budget, paying your staff fairly is vital to keeping the best employees. If you don’t have a clue where to start or you’re re-evaluating your church compensation, learn more with this church salary guide. Why You Need Paid Church Staff Unlike volunteers, your church staff is fully dedicated to helping your church succeed. Yes, …

Why Your Church Facebook Page is Missing the Mark (And How You Can Fix It)

You already know Facebook has one of the most massive audiences online, but for some reason, your church Facebook page isn’t attracting many people at all. What’s going wrong? You post content, share upcoming events and more, but still, you only have a handful of members who regularly check in. Before you give up on Facebook, give your Facebook strategy an overhaul and try again. You may just need a few tweaks to make this social media giant one of the best ways to expand your reach. Why You Should Stick It Out You might think Facebook isn’t worth it …

7 Reasons You Should Consider Text Messaging For Church

Text messaging for church sounds like a recipe for disaster. However, when done correctly, your church can change the reason people are glancing at their phones all the time. When churches embrace the technology their members love, it helps increase engagement and brings your church into the modern era. The great thing is there are numerous ways to use texting for your church. Implementing even a few may just make your members more excited about interacting with your church. Text Messaging Is Important You might already be writing off text messaging for church as a just a fad, but that’s far …

Devotionals For Kids – The Best Short Lessons

Devotions are a private way for you to connect with God and study God’s word. However, many devotionals are geared toward adults. Devotionals for kids makes God’s word easier to for them to understand and helps them grow stronger spiritually. Plus, these devotionals are designed to be far more engaging for kids. Many sites and apps offer devotionals designed specifically for kids, with some offering them for both kids and teens. Church Blog If you’ve already prepared your own devotionals for kids, post them weekly or daily on your church’s blog. A great idea is to create daily or weekly devotionals …

The Ultimate Message Prep Guide

Message prep goes hand in hand with being a pastor or church leader. However, it often feels like it’s a free for all without any real guidance. While the actual words must come from your heart and beliefs, prepping the message doesn’t have to feel overwhelming or impossible. By using this ultimate guide, you’ll create more effective messages that keep your listeners or readers more engaged. Plus, they’ll remember the message easier. Ask Questions On Your Blog A large part of message prep is determining what to talk about. Go to your church’s blog and read the comments. Even better, …

Dealing With The Emotional Roller Coaster Of Church Leadership

Church leadership can be one of the most rewarding experiences, but also a roller coaster of emotions. It’s a series of highs and lows that may be so extreme that some leaders feel like giving up ministry completely. Believe or not, it doesn’t have to be this way. While you’ll still have good and bad days, it’s time to step off the roller coaster and find more balance in your life. Understand Why It’s Emotional You can’t really deal with the emotional roller coaster of church leadership unless you first understand what makes it so emotional. All you may know …