The Best Apps For Sharing Your Church Message

Sharing your church message is easier than ever thanks to technology. You’re no longer tied to a phone tree, flyers and pamphlets. Now, you’re able to spread God’s word over social media, your church’s website and of course, mobile apps. The great thing is you don’t need to be an expert to make the most of these apps. The best apps for sharing your church message are social apps. With millions of users, you’re able to reach not only your members, but people across the globe too. Instagram Instagram is perfect for sending out quotes set on beautiful backdrops. Send …

This Is How To Use Your Church Website To Connect

Your church website is a great place for listing events, your hours and your location, but it could be used for so much more. Use your church website to connect to your members, others in your community and even people worldwide. Even those who may live 300 miles away might still think of your church as home, at least digitally. The key is learning how to use your site as more than a calendar of events. While you might need volunteers to help, keeping an active site is crucial to connecting and engaging in a digital world. Share Before, During …

Your Church’s Guide To Podcasting

Every church should consider doing their own podcast, but where should you start? This guide to podcasting helps introduce you to the basics so you can get started right away. You might not think a podcast is really necessary, but it’s an easy way to share your weekly sermons and other information. Plus, podcasts use far less data than videos, which makes them an appealing option for your members and even non-members as they drive to and from work. Reasons To Start A Podcast You probably have a church website and one or two social media profiles. Why start a …

How To Use Facebook To Expand Your Church’s Reach

You may already know that Facebook is useful for churches, but do you really know how to use Facebook to expand your church’s reach? At first, it might seem overwhelming. When should you post? What should you say? How do you create ads and are they even effective? Facebook is complex, but when you know how to use it right, it’s a highly effective way for churches to not only engage with their current members, but reach people worldwide. Increase Engagement With Facebook Groups While you should have your own Facebook page, a great addition to that is a Facebook …

The Best Plugins For Your Church Website

The Best Plugins For Your Church Website

One of the best things about using WordPress for your church’s site is all the plugins that help you customize your features and  performance. Choosing the best plugins for your church website isn’t always easy, especially with thousands of options. Luckily, some stand out from the rest. While the plugins you use vary based on your church’s needs, these will help boost any church’s site. Sermon Manager No church website is complete without having online sermons. With Sermon Manager, it’s easier to publish your sermons on your site. Attach audio files, embed videos from YouTube and Vimeo, attach images to …

7 Ways To Make Church Website Maintenance Easier

Church website maintenance is just a crucial as any other part of your site. Think of it as regular oil changes to keep your car running smoothly. Glitches and problems with your church’s site could turn visitors away. You could also ruin the reputation of your church if visitors get a virus or their private information is stolen. Luckily, regular maintenance isn’t difficult once you get the hang of it. The biggest challenge is just getting started. 1. Divide And Conquer The first step is to divide and conquer. It’s almost impossible for a single person to do it all. …

7 Elements Of Blog Posts That Inspire And Engage

7 Elements Of Blog Posts That Inspire And Engage

You’re filling your church’s blog with great blog posts, or so you think. However, no one seems to be reading them. While you’re not likely to go viral overnight, you’d at least like to see your members engaging with your church’s blog. The key is to craft posts that both inspire and engage. This might sound like a tall order, but it’s not as difficult as you might think. Once you know what elements to include, you’ll see more traffic on your site and not just from church members. 1. Focus On The Headline Your headline is the most important …

How Your Church Blog Can Turn Around Your Dwindling Numbers

How Your Church Blog Can Turn Around Your Dwindling Numbers

It can be discouraging to notice your church’s numbers dwindling. At first, it’s just a few members, but that can quickly grow. Suddenly, you notice your church is rarely full and you can’t remember the last time you had a new visitor. But, it doesn’t have to be this way. In fact, your church blog could make a huge impact. By engaging members with your blog, you might just keep them coming back and increase new visitors too. Promote Conversations Conversation is a friendlier way to discuss and better understand God’s word. In fact, many churches use a conversational style …

Top 100 Best Church Websites of 2018

Top 100 Church Websites of 2018

Looking for some church website design inspiration? We have compiled a list in no particular order of the Top 100 Church Websites of 2018. Sit back and scroll through them all. Take a peek at why we chose each one for certain design features and elements. Your church website is the front door to your church and these 100 churches are knocking it out of the park! Our team at REACHRIGHT loves helping churches use their online presence to reach more people. If your team is looking for help, drop us a line and let’s start a conversation about your …

Why Your Church Needs An SSL Certificate

Why Your Church Needs An SSL Certificate

You encounter an SSL certificate every time you shop online on reputable sites. However, they’re not just for e-commerce sites. Your church should also have an SSL certificate if you want to build trust with your visitors. More and more, people expect every site they visit to have the recognizable lock in the address bar. While you don’t absolutely need one unless your members and visitors are inputting personal details, it’s a good idea to understand what SSL actually means and how it could benefit your site. What Are SSL Certificates? SSL stands for secure socket layer. In layman’s terms, …