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 …

The Biggest Mistakes Churches Make With Live Streaming

Live streaming is the perfect way for your church to reach a much larger audience. It’s also ideal for engaging members who can’t always make it to weekly services. Of course, if you’re trying to attract new visitors, letting them experience your services online before attending is a good way to help them see if your church is the right fit. While all the benefits might sound great, it’ll only work if you do it right. By avoiding common mistakes, you’ll make live streaming even better for your church and your viewers. Using Low-Quality Audio Much like within your church, …

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 …

The Ultimate Guide To Live Streaming Your Church Services

What happens when members can’t come to church, but still want to attend services? By live streaming your church services, members are always able to attend, even if they’re sick, traveling for work or staying home with their new child. Of course, live streaming also gives you a chance to increase your online membership as well. The good news is it’s cost effective and allows you to reach for more people. Things To Keep In Mind Before you start live streaming your church services, you should think about costs, how participants feel and whether live streaming is even right for …

7 Reasons You Should Consider Text Messaging For Church

Text messaging for church sounds like a recipe for disaster. However, when done correctly, your church can change the reason people are glancing at their phones all the time. When churches embrace the technology their members love, it helps increase engagement and brings your church into the modern era. The great thing is there are numerous ways to use texting for your church. Implementing even a few may just make your members more excited about interacting with your church. Text Messaging Is Important You might already be writing off text messaging for church as a just a fad, but that’s far …

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 …

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 …