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 …

The Best Social Media Platforms For Your Church

Whether you love it or hate it, social media is a great tool for bringing people together, including your church members. Social media platforms let your church connect with members 24/7 and meet new people, who could eventually become new members. The key is using the right platforms. While there are numerous social networks, many of which you’ve probably never heard of, a choice few have thriving communities and are ideal for getting your church noticed online. Facebook Facebook shouldn’t come as a surprise. According to a 2018 Pew Research Center survey, 68% of adults in the US say Facebook …

Why Churches Use Virtual Assistants

Virtual assistants sound like they’d be more useful to entrepreneurs or big businesses than churches, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, many churches and pastors need help with administrative tasks, among other daily responsibilities. After all, sometimes there is more work to be done than hours in the day. Even with volunteers, there are often jobs that aren’t getting done. Adding a virtual assistant could actually be the solution to improving your church’s ministry. The Need For Professionals Church technology is constantly advancing. Just 30 years ago, a church wouldn’t have dreamed of using online giving …

How To Choose The Right Audio Equipment For Your Church

The right audio equipment helps make your sermons, music and overall experience far more effective and engaging. Think about it as the difference between someone shouting in a large room and surround-sound audio in a movie theater? Which would you rather experience at church? Getting the right sound ensures nothing is distorted while making sure everyone hears clearly. It’s one of the simplest ways to create a more engaging experience for your members. Know Your Church Size The physical size of your church has a large impact on the type of audio equipment you’ll need. A small room obviously won’t …

Why People Often Hate Growing Churches

Why People Often Hate Growing Churches

Churches usually have two main goals – sharing faith with the community and continuing to grow the church. The two go hand in hand. As a church grows, you reach more people. However, you might have noticed that some of your members hate growing churches. They’re usually thrilled to see more people coming together, but it’s all the changes that go along with growth that could very well cause your original members distress. Disagreements Over Changes Change isn’t easy for anyone. In fact, people are wired to automatically reject a change that’s opposite of what they’re used to. Think of …

7 Ways To Get Past The Small Church Mentality

7 Ways To Get Past The Small Church Mentality

It’s not uncommon for small and even medium-sized churches to fall into a common trap – the small church mentality. There’s nothing wrong with being a small church. However, this mentality stunts your church’s growth. It becomes harder to attract younger members and even older members don’t feel quite as engaged. Until your church moves past this mentality, growth and attendance are likely to dwindle. Instead, start making changes today that ensure a future for your church. 1. Use Simple Technology Mention the word “technology” in a small church and you might get groans instead of any form of agreement. …

How Relevant Is Your Church Right Now

How Relevant Is Your Church Right Now?

Your church’s growth depends largely on how relevant your church is right now. Church relevance is often how existing members and visitors judge your church. While what worked 30 or 40 years ago helped with growth then, you might have noticed a less engaged church family if your church isn’t relevant today. Your church doesn’t have to stay on the cutting edge of technology to stay relevant. However, change is crucial for growing your church with new members for generations to come. When Was Your Last Change? Think about the last major change in your church. How long ago was …

What Teens Want In Mobile Apps

What Teens Want In Mobile Apps

Adding more teens as members is vital to growing your church. The only problem is you have to figure out how to engage them on their terms. Luckily, teens love mobile apps. It’s a rare moment when they don’t have a smartphone in hand. This works to your advantage. By creating a mobile app for your church, you’re better able to engage with this age group. You just have to make sure that you include what teens expect and want most from their apps. Messaging Teens prefer mobile apps that make it easy to communicate with others. It’s why you’ll …

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, …

Why A Tech Church Is A Growing Church

Why A Tech Church Is A Growing Church

When a church incorporates modern tech, such as a website and a mobile giving app, they may be referred to as a tech church. While it might seem like tech doesn’t have a place in church, the opposite is true. The true purpose should always be about faith, but add in tech elements helps to engage members, especially younger members. If your church is struggling to grow, maybe it’s time to make a few changes. After all, a tech church is a growing church. Stay In Contact Technology helps people stay in contact in ways you couldn’t have imagined 50 …