8 Top Church App Companies

8 Top Church App Companies To Help You Connect With Your Community

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One of the best ways to make your church more modern is with your own branded app to help everyone stay connected. Unless you’ve got an app developer as one of your members, you’ll need to compare church app companies to see which one is best for your needs. From keeping track of church activities to making donations, an app could be just what you need to improve attendance and engage your members. Compare these top companies to get your own church app. The Top Church App Companies 1. Custom Church Apps $1000 Startup | $50-$130/month According to the Custom …

Why Sheep Follow A Shepherd

Why Sheep Follow A Shepherd

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Church leaders aren’t sports coaches or teachers – they’re shepherds. The Bible often mentions the role of the shepherd, but what’s important to learn is what makes sheep follow a shepherd. It’s frustrating trying to figure out why church members follow some leaders, but not others. The answer is some are shepherds, while others are just leaders. The difference might not seem obvious, but there are certain traits that make people want to follow. It’s those traits that make church members feel engaged and keep them coming back. They Feel Uplifted And Encouraged Sheep follow a shepherd because the shepherd …

5 Things You Can Do To Help Engage Young Adults

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It’s not uncommon for churches to feel like they’re constantly losing their younger members, but one of the reasons they tend to leave is they don’t feel engaged. Some churches don’t seem to have any problems in this area. Why? They take actionable steps to engage young adults. Their strategies also work for bringing in new young adults. Master young adult engagement and you’ll continue building your church for generations to come. 1. Give Them A Leader Sometimes young adults need someone who thinks like they do. Consider bringing on a young adult leader. It could be a pastor, ministry …

6 Tips For Creating A Volunteer Vision For Your Church

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Recruiting and keeping volunteers is crucial to running a church. One of the best ways to do this is to create a clear volunteer vision. This vision is what shows volunteers the purpose of volunteering and what the church hopes to accomplish. It also provides values to live up to. It takes time to create the right type of vision. Think of this as part of your church culture. 1. Create A Clear Purpose No volunteer vision is complete with a clear purpose. Is volunteering about bringing together the community? Helping a set number of people? Are you trying to …

5 Social Media Mistakes That Are Hurting Your Church

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Social media is one of the best ways to reach new members and engage current members, especially younger ones. However, social media mistakes could turn this highly effective tool against your church. The last thing you want is to drive people away. Luckily, these common mistakes are easy to avoid. With a little planning, Facebook, Twitter, and all the others could become your church’s online community. 1. Posting And Forgetting The top reason people use social media is to stay in contact with friends. When members and potential members find your church on social media, they expect to experience some …

Church Leadership Is A Tough Gig

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One of the most difficult leadership roles is a church leader. In fact, church leadership ranks as number five out of nine on Forbes for toughest leadership positions. Of course, this doesn’t mean church leaders don’t love their jobs. Whether they’re being paid or they’re volunteering, being a leader in a church is fulfilling. From the outside, it might not seem quite so hard, but it’s important to think about all the responsibilities and how different church leaders are from other types of leaders. Leaders Aren’t Perfect Most people don’t expect leaders to be absolutely perfect, but when it comes …

Why People Leave The Church

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When you notice people starting to leave the church, it’s worrisome. You may wonder what happened or if there was any way to prevent it. First of all, it’s not always related to the church. Second, it is possible to prevent some church members from making the decision to leave. The most important thing to do is to remember to listen to the needs of all your members. It’s that feeling of community that keeps a church growing and thriving. They’ve Simply Burned Out It’s far too common to have members leave the church due to burnout. These aren’t the …

What Teen Ministry Attenders Wish Their Parents Knew

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It’s not uncommon for parents to rely on teen ministry groups to take care of their teen’s spiritual needs. What parents may not realize is that their teens need their parents more now than ever. In fact, most teens talk about issues that they wish their parents knew more about. While teen ministry groups feel like a safe place, they’d love to share more with their parents. Most importantly, they want their parents to understand them. It’s Okay To Be Involved A common misunderstanding about teens is they don’t want their parents involved in their lives. Yes, teens tend to be …

Build Your Church For The Unchurched

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When you want to reach the unchurched, you have to do more than just have a program to bring in the unchurched. Instead, you must build your church for the unchurched. This involves everything from the actual church itself to the mindset of your members. The entire purpose is to seamlessly integrate the unchurched into your church family. From the moment they walk in, your church will feel like home to them. Build Passion With Your Members Did you realize that almost 70% of first-time guests come to your church because they were invited by a member? If your members …

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 …