Using Your Church Website To Create Leaders

The best possible thing you could do for your church is to create church leaders. Not only do they help shoulder some of the ministry tasks, but they help inspire future leaders. You don’t always have to look for leaders outside your church. Many of your members are great leaders. They just need the right guidance and opportunities. Of course, you can use your church website to help with this. Using your website also gives you the opportunity to mentor leaders worldwide, fostering a global culture of leadership and ministry. Talk About Christian Leadership On Your Blog The first step …

15 Church Tech Trends To Embrace This Year

Technology is constantly changing, but the one thing that remains the same is it’s a great opportunity to better engage your church’s members and online followers. All you have to do is embrace some of these newer church tech trends. While you don’t have to stay on the cutting edge all the time, changing your tech strategy even a little could result in better growth and attendance. From social media to live streaming, try the new trends to see how they can help your church spread God’s word and create new ministry leaders throughout the world. 1. It’s Time To …

16 Areas To Gather Church Data And How To Analyze It

While almost every church wants to grow, many don’t realize how important it is to gather church data and learn to analyze it. Thanks to all the various areas you can gather data in, you’ll discover what strategies are working, which ones are flops and even learn what your major problem areas are. The good news is all of the data is rather easy to collect. Use it to discover trends, learn more about what your members want and how to grow your church faster. 1. Church Attendance Church attendance is one of the easiest types of church data to …

14 Church Statistics You Need To Know For 2020

Church trends and the needs of your members and the unchurched change every year. Sometimes, it’s hard to stay on top of these changes and adjust your church’s strategy to maintain growth. Thankfully, church statistics give you more insight into the current state of the church, what Christians think and want, how to reach more people and how to keep your church growing. Each year at REACHRIGHT, we put together a list of church-related stats that help give us a feel for the state of the church. If you are looking for previous years editions you can find them here: …

Simple Ways For Pastors To Get More Out Of Their Limited Time

There’s no denying that there needs to be more time for pastors to get everything accomplished. They’re called to lead a church, minister to members, reach out to the community and manage daily tasks. With their limited time, it’s hard to do everything without feeling overwhelmed. Through a variety of productivity techniques, pastors not only gain more time, but feel better too. While it may take a few weeks to implement these techniques, it’s well worth trying. After all, who doesn’t want to get more out of their limited time? Delegate Whenever Possible Delegation is a pastor’s best friend. However, …

Major Church Trends To Consider In 2020

As 2020 approaches, it’s time to take a look at upcoming church trends. While some of these aren’t exactly new, they’re still holding strong and even growing in popularity. Some of the major church trends for 2020 might surprise you. Or, you may already have embraced some of these and be ahead of the curve. A few main things to keep in mind are your church may need to rethink the way you drive growth and how people want to communicate with you. Less Flash, More Personal Worship Has your church embraced all the flash and pizazz that’s supposed to …

37 Church Statistics You Need To Know for 2019

*We have an updated version of this post for 2020 you can find here: 14 Church Statistics You Need To Know For 2020* It’s that time of year again – when we take a deeper look inside the current state of the church. In 2017 and 2018 these were our most read and shared posts of the year, and we hope this installment is just as helpful. By going over some of the most important church statistics, you’ll be better prepared to grow your church throughout 2019. From attendance to social media, you’ll find statistics for almost every area of …

How To Write The Perfect Pastor Job Description

Trying to find the perfect pastor might seem like a never-ending search that just leaves you settling. So why can’t you find the right person? Most of the time, the problem is the pastor job description. If it’s not engaging and descriptive, you might not be attracting the right people. Once you master the fine art of writing the perfect pastor job description, it’ll be much easier to find the right leadership for your ministry. Why The Job Description Matters Shouldn’t you just be able to through up a quick description asking for a pastor, youth pastor, senior pastor, etc. …

The Ultimate Church Compensation And Salary Guide

One of the hardest things to determine as the leader of a church is what to pay your various staff members.  From your pastor and youth pastor to your finance director, what should their salaries be? While part of this will ultimately depend on your church’s budget, paying your staff fairly is vital to keeping the best employees. If you don’t have a clue where to start or you’re re-evaluating your church compensation, learn more with this church salary guide. Why You Need Paid Church Staff Unlike volunteers, your church staff is fully dedicated to helping your church succeed. Yes, …

The Ultimate Message Prep Guide

Message prep goes hand in hand with being a pastor or church leader. However, it often feels like it’s a free for all without any real guidance. While the actual words must come from your heart and beliefs, prepping the message doesn’t have to feel overwhelming or impossible. By using this ultimate guide, you’ll create more effective messages that keep your listeners or readers more engaged. Plus, they’ll remember the message easier. Ask Questions On Your Blog A large part of message prep is determining what to talk about. Go to your church’s blog and read the comments. Even better, …