Nonprofit Advertising Ideas For Your Creatives Ministry

The creative side of your ministry is often tasked with coming up with nonprofit advertising ideas, but where should you start? Churches often get a bad rap for boring advertising. It’s not something that’s as fun or engaging as snack food or cars. However, creative advertising is key to getting your church noticed and greatly expanding your reach. You might even find it’s more enjoyable to create than traditional advertising. Offer Free Ebooks No matter what form of advertising you’re using, you need to give people a reason to interact with your ad. For instance, you may have an ad …

How To Write The Ultimate Leader Profile

One of the things your church website should include is a leader profile on each of your church leaders. Think of this as a digital introduction to your site’s visitors. These are potential new members and they want to learn a little about you before visiting your church. However, your leadership profile has to be engaging, yet friendly. Take your time when writing it and it could be what sways someone to try your church this weekend. Why It Matters? Before the Internet, people just had to take a chance on a church via word of mouth alone. Naturally, your …

7 Things That Will Help You Maintain Momentum

You’ve worked hard to build momentum in your ministry, but how do you maintain momentum once you have it? Sometimes the process of building puts so much pressure on pastors and church leaders that they lose their passion. Instead of feeling uplifted, they feel almost unworthy and overwhelmed. It doesn’t have to be this way or even get to this point. Maintaining momentum isn’t always easy, but when done right, church leaders, pastors and members feel stronger, more faithful and more passionate about ministry. 1. Train Others To Help And Lead It’s easy to get so caught up in building …

Preach Without Notes And Connect More With Your Audience

Could you ever preach without notes? Right now, that probably sounds about as terrifying as a high-wire act without a net with zero experience. However, how often do you wish you could engage your members more? It’s not exactly comforting looking out and seeing your members looking bored or even worse, sleeping. Before you say it’s not possible, give preaching without notes a chance. It could be the perfect solution for better engagement and even church growth. Perfect Sermon But Zero Engagement You already work hard on your sermons. You do everything you can to make them perfect. This is …

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, …