8 New Website Design Trends To Increase Engagement

It’s not enough to just have a church website. It also has to be engaging to keep visitors coming back for more. While uploading great content helps, utilizing some of the most effective new website design trends also helps boost engagement. With the right combination of design and content, your church’s site not only appeals to your members, but helps to bring God’s word to people all over the world. 1. Irregular Grids While some sites already use this style, it’s becoming more popular among all types of sites. Think of the irregular grid design trend as Pinterest, but with …

Why Inclusion Matters In The Church

Whether it’s accepting those with who seem different or just making a new member feel welcome, inclusion matters within the church and community. Often times, the unchurched never step foot into a church because they feel they won’t be included or welcomed just the way they are. Others see these people as just uninterested in coming to church. When churches focus on inclusion, they might get some backlash, but overall, they experience growth and a stronger community than ever before. Church Is About Community Church should be about community and bringing everyone together. However, many churches let judgemental tendencies keep …

How To Creatively Restore A Broken Community

It’s easy for a church to focus more on its members than what’s going on within the community, but this isn’t the best approach. When there are problems within the community, odds are, you have problems within the church. Remember, your members are a part of the community. Churches are not only responsible for spiritual growth, but also for helping bring communities together. This means churches have the power to restore a broken community to a thriving, positive environment. Let Everyone Air Their Issues This might sound like a recipe for disaster, but think about how much you truly know about …

How To Move Volunteers On Happily

Your volunteers play an essential role in keeping your church running and growing, but sometimes their skills are needed in different areas. Volunteers might not realize they’ve reached their full potential in one area or how much help they’d be working on another project. While this might seem like a tricky situation, it’s easier than you might think to move volunteers on happily. In fact, they may even enjoy volunteering even more as a result. Explain Their Value To The New Opportunity Simply assigning a volunteer to a new area without any real explanation might feel more like a punishment …

Are We Unwilling To Confront Sin?

Take a look around your church and you’ll probably immediately be able to pick out a few people who have not found the forgiveness that Jesus brings. These members and even church leaders don’t just make casual mistakes. Instead, they sin blatantly and seem to defy anyone to say anything. However, church is about finding forgiveness in Jesus. Unless we’re willing to confront sin, how can anyone change their ways? It’s not always easy, but you must learn to confront those who are heading down the wrong path. No One Wants To Judge A single line in the Bible is …

When Holidays Get In The Way Of Church

Churches often look forward to major holidays since they’re great times for new visitors. However, there is a noticeable downside. Your current members aren’t nearly as engaged as they usually are. In fact, they’re typically busier than ever rushing around to prepare for the holiday. While you can’t always make them slow down, there are ways to help boost attendance and volunteers during the holiday seasons. Combine Activities Up to 69% of people feel they have no time available during the holidays and it’s stressful. Churches often need more volunteers than ever during the holidays. However, it’s important to remember …

8 Leadership Hacks To Boost Your Ministry

8 Leadership Hacks To Boost Your Ministry

Does it seem like your leadership is less than effective? What if you could easily boost your ministry through proven leadership hacks? Sometimes it’s simple strategies that make the biggest difference. Just changing how you communicate with church staff and members changes how effective your leadership truly is. The great thing is you can implement these hacks starting today. Before long, you’ll master them and even teach them to budding leaders in your church. 1. Ask For Feedback If you want to be the best possible leader and boost your ministry, you have to do one thing – ask for …

The Importance Of Empowering The Right People

Empowering the right people is one of the ways that most businesses and non-profits grow. After all, a single person can’t possibly do it all. Great leaders know it’s important to not just lead but to encourage others to lead as well. This is especially important for churches. When the right people feel motivated and encouraged, there’s no limit to how much they can accomplish. It all starts with inspiring them to reach their full potential. Accomplish More Through Delegation We’ve already discussed why leading as a micromanager is a mistake. Not only do you burn out quickly, but you …

How To Keep Your Focus On The Spiritual Battle

Focusing on the spiritual battle when the world’s constantly filled with distractions isn’t the easiest thing to do. God is right there with you, but you have to be willing to keep your focus on Him instead of all the temptations and evils that occur around you. While everyone loses focus sometimes, it’s always possible to get back on track. With faith and prayer, you can win your spiritual battles. Keep Your Emotions In Check Your emotions are one of the quickest ways to lose focus on your spiritual battle. They cloud your judgment and make you lose sight of …

7 Church Planting Considerations

Church planting isn’t always easy, but it’s well worth it to give the unchurched a new place to worship. Often times, a new church is necessary to embrace different ideas for growth. Or, just to appeal to various ages and communities. Before you jump right in, consider all that’s involved. Starting before you’ve had a chance to prepare could result in years worth of delays. 1. Finding The Perfect Location The location is vital. Obviously, you don’t want to plant on top of another church unless there’s enough local interest to support both. You need a location that’s easily accessible …