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, …

Why Inclusion Matters

Why Inclusion Matters In The Church

Whether it’s accepting those with who seem different or just making a new member feel welcome, inclusion matters within the church and community. Often times, the unchurched never step foot into a church because they feel they won’t be included or welcomed just the way they are. Others see these people as just uninterested in coming to church. When churches focus on inclusion, they might get some backlash, but overall, they experience growth and a stronger community than ever before. Church Is About Community Church should be about community and bringing everyone together. However, many churches let judgemental tendencies keep …

When Holidays Get In The Way Of Church

When Holidays Get In The Way Of Church

Churches often look forward to major holidays since they’re great times for new visitors. However, there is a noticeable downside. Your current members aren’t nearly as engaged as they usually are. In fact, they’re typically busier than ever rushing around to prepare for the holiday. While you can’t always make them slow down, there are ways to help boost attendance and volunteers during the holiday seasons. Combine Activities Up to 69% of people feel they have no time available during the holidays and it’s stressful. Churches often need more volunteers than ever during the holidays. However, it’s important to remember …

Why Church People Become Toxic

Why Church People Become Toxic

The church is a place of kindness, happiness, community and inspiration. What happens when all that changes and church people become toxic? Sadly, it does happen. This is especially true as some members move on to other churches or leave the church completely. It’s important to understand the causes and signs to prevent the toxic attitudes of the few from infecting your entire church family. Ensure It’s Not Leadership Sometimes church people become toxic because the follow the example of toxic leaders. Other members may leave to avoid the effect of other toxic members in the church. It’s fairly easy …

Get Your Church Wide Events On Facebook

Get Your Church Wide Events On Facebook

How often have you heard someone in your community say they wish they had known about a church event? Sadly, many churches work long hours to put together events for their members and the unchurched. But, they don’t put those events on Facebook. Simply adding church wide events to Facebook could boost awareness and attendance. After all, it’s the biggest social network in the world. Why not use it to help your church? Take Advantage Of Facebook Events According to Facebook, 35 million users view a public event every day on the site. While you probably won’t get 35 million …

When It's Time To Plant A Church

When It’s Time To Plant A Church

It’s not always easy to know when it’s time to plant a church. It’s a difficult journey, but one that’s well worth it when God calls you to start a house of worship. If you’re simply wanting to start a new church because you don’t get along with someone at your current church, it might not be the right time. This is how so many churches start, but are never able to grow. Instead, take the time to truly consider if you’re ready for such an endeavor. When the time is right, you’ll be able to handle any challenges that …

How To Maintain What You Already Have To Increase Growth

How To Maintain What You Already Have To Increase Growth

When you want to increase growth in your church, the best place to start is to maintain the momentum you already have. Future growth usually stems from an active church family. When they’re engaged and have no interest in leaving, they’ll also help to bring in new visitors. The key is ensuring growth doesn’t start to decline. With a little extra work, it’s easier than you might think to keep your members happy and engaged and still boost growth. Improve Current Member Engagement Your first step is to improve member engagement. When members don’t feel like a church is making …

How To Welcome New Attendees To Keep Them Coming Back

How To Welcome New Attendees To Keep Them Coming Back

New visitors are crucial to growing your church. However, the way you welcome new attendees determines how likely they are to become members. With the right welcome plan, it’s easy to learn more about your new guests and even follow-up with them later on. After all, making an effort to connect is a great way to show visitors you care about them. The one thing to always remember is to make every new attendee feel special and like a welcome part of the community from their very first visit. Have A Welcome Team Every church, no matter how big or …

6 Ways You Can Grow Your Church This Year

Would you like to see more people in your church each week? Maybe you want to have a bigger variety of ages. If growth has plateaued or decreased, don’t give up hope. You can grow your church this year by employing a few simple strategies. Let your church family help you and together you’ll be able to increase growth and reach far more people in your community. 1. Focus On Your Website Content First off, if you don’t have a great website, you need one. Many people research churches online before ever walking through the doors. If you’re not online, your church …

The Ultimate Online Technology Strategy For Smaller Churches

Smaller churches are sometimes reluctant to embrace technology and take their churches online. However, having an online technology strategy helps boost member engagement and new church visitors. Odds are, at least part of your church family uses social media and mobile devices often. This means that part of your potential visitors are online too. Connect on a wider scale by getting your church online. It’s easier than you might think and the rewards are well worth the effort. Keep Consistent Branding One thing to always remember throughout your online technology strategy is to keep consistent branding. From having the same …