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 …

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, …

The Ultimate Church Marketing Strategy

Every church needs a well thought out church marketing strategy to keep members coming back on a regular basis while gaining new members. While word of mouth is useful, it shouldn’t be your only marketing strategy. Why? Your members might have great intentions, but be horrible marketers. Luckily, marketing is usually budget-friendly. The main things you’ll need are time and of course, eager volunteers. Embrace Social Media Social media isn’t something your church can ignore. If you were to ask your members how many of them use social media on a regular basis, you’ll quickly see just how important it …

The Best Social Media Platforms For Your Church

Whether you love it or hate it, social media is a great tool for bringing people together, including your church members. Social media platforms let your church connect with members 24/7 and meet new people, who could eventually become new members. The key is using the right platforms. While there are numerous social networks, many of which you’ve probably never heard of, a choice few have thriving communities and are ideal for getting your church noticed online. Facebook Facebook shouldn’t come as a surprise. According to a 2018 Pew Research Center survey, 68% of adults in the US say Facebook …

Why Churches Use Virtual Assistants

Virtual assistants sound like they’d be more useful to entrepreneurs or big businesses than churches, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, many churches and pastors need help with administrative tasks, among other daily responsibilities. After all, sometimes there is more work to be done than hours in the day. Even with volunteers, there are often jobs that aren’t getting done. Adding a virtual assistant could actually be the solution to improving your church’s ministry. The Need For Professionals Church technology is constantly advancing. Just 30 years ago, a church wouldn’t have dreamed of using online giving …

9 Tips For Improving Your Church Website

Does it seem like your church website is a digital trampoline where visitors come and immediately bounce away? Maybe it’s just eerily quiet and no one’s finding your site. No matter what the problem, improving your church website means more visitors, long visits and even growth in the physical church. Despite some of these tips seeming simple, they’re powerful and highly effective at transforming your church’s website. 1. Add A New Visitors Page Where should new visitors go first? A lively church website is filled with information and resources and it can be a bit overwhelming to someone new. If …