The 4 Keys To Assimilation And Growth Track

Every church would love to see more growth. By following the four keys to assimilation, growth isn’t just something to wish for anymore. These keys are fairly straightforward, but it may take some practice to master them. After all, every church and visitor are different. The overall key to remember is to continue to tweak your strategy until you find what works for assimilating new members and retaining existing members. 1. Focus On Hospitality Hospitality is one of the most important keys to assimilation. Think of hospitality as the first impression you make on visitors. It’s important to note that …

Hosting A Great Q&A Bible Study Online

If you want to expand your church’s reach, why not host a Q&A Bible study online? While it does take some preparation, you’ll help grow your church family. From members who can’t always attend or want more study time to people worldwide looking to explore their faith, you’re able to bring all types of people together. To make it a success, you’ll need to know what participants expect and how to keep the session engaging. Ensure You Have Interest First This might sound obvious, but make sure you have interest within your church first. The last thing you want is …

Dealing With Negative Church Reviews Professionally

Negative church reviews might make you feel angry or dejected, but they can sometimes be an opportunity for growth. The key is to deal with them professionally and not come off as the church that can’t handle any criticism. Sadly, negative reviews are going to happen, no matter how great your church may be. Don’t worry. Every brand, including churches, get these types of reviews. Set yourself apart, though, by handling them with grace. If you don’t think that reviews matter that much, see G2’s list of customer review statistics that prove the do matter. Determine If A Response Is …

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. Looking for more inspiration. Here are 18 more Scriptures on Giving to use this Sunday Offering Scriptures To Use While we can’t …

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 …