Why You Don’t Need A Custom Church App

You’ve likely heard from many sources that you absolutely need a custom church app, but do you really? The truth might surprise you. Typically, you’ll hear that custom apps are a must-have from app development companies or marketing services. With so many people keeping their mobile device within inches of their hands at all times, it’s reasonable to believe mobile apps are necessary for church growth. Believe it or not, you may not need your own church app at all. For many churches, it just doesn’t make sense. People Already Have Too Many Apps Take a look at your smartphone …

Is Your Church Website Making A Great First Impression?

When you meet someone new, you want to make a great first impression. Shouldn’t your church website have the same goal? However, your church website first impression might not be as wonderful as you might hope. When visitors first encounter a website, they have high expectations. You only have seconds to grab their attention and show them your site is worth sticking around for. But, is your church’s site up to par? Make Navigation Easy One of the first hiccups for many church websites is navigation. Since navigation is a core element, if it’s not friendly, your entire site could …

Hosting A Great Q&A Bible Study Online

If you want to expand your church’s reach, why not host a Q&A Bible study online? While it does take some preparation, you’ll help grow your church family. From members who can’t always attend or want more study time to people worldwide looking to explore their faith, you’re able to bring all types of people together. To make it a success, you’ll need to know what participants expect and how to keep the session engaging. Ensure You Have Interest First This might sound obvious, but make sure you have interest within your church first. The last thing you want is …

Dealing With Negative Church Reviews Professionally

Negative church reviews might make you feel angry or dejected, but they can sometimes be an opportunity for growth. The key is to deal with them professionally and not come off as the church that can’t handle any criticism. Sadly, negative reviews are going to happen, no matter how great your church may be. Don’t worry. Every brand, including churches, get these types of reviews. Set yourself apart, though, by handling them with grace. If you don’t think that reviews matter that much, see G2’s list of customer review statistics that prove the do matter. Determine If A Response Is …

Church Website Templates – The Pros And Cons

You have two main options for creating a church website – hire a web design company for a custom site or go with church website templates. Both are valid and can work well when done correctly. However, templates sometimes seem too good to be true. Before jumping on the website template bandwagon, it’s a good idea to understand what you’re getting. Balance the pros and cons to see if it’s better for your church to go custom or with a template. PRO: Quick And Easy The most obvious benefit of church website templates is they’re quick and easy to implement. …

How To Make Online Prayer Better For Everyone

If you already offer it on your website, you may be wondering how to make online prayer better. Of course, if you don’t offer it on your church’s site or app, you might not even realize this type of prayer is a real thing. We covered this before and even explained how it’s beneficial to growing your church. Simply having an open forum or a form without any real feedback isn’t enough. Give your members and site visitors much more from your online prayer feature. Explain How It Works This one might not seem all that important, but remember, for …

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Simple Ways To Boost Volunteering Through Your Church Website

Every church usually has two common goals – increase tithing and boost volunteering. Did you know your church website could help with both? While adding an option for online tithing seems straightforward, gaining more volunteers might not seem as simple. However, it actually is. In one study, churches were able to recruit as many as 43% of their members into some volunteer role. The top 10% stand out with as many as 72% of their members volunteering. Use these tips to boost your volunteer numbers. Keep Opportunities Visible Do you think your members hear everything you say on Sunday? It’s …

13 Things To Do Before Letting Volunteers Manage Your Website

Your church members help keep your church running. From tithing to volunteering their time, without them, it’d be impossible to keep the doors open. When it comes to your church website, volunteers may be able to help out even more. In fact, you could let volunteers manage your website. With all the other responsibilities your church staff has, you could save hours every week by letting skilled volunteers handle some of the daily website tasks. You just need to do a little prep work to ensure everything’s ready for them to take over. 1. Know Their Skill Level No matter …

Creating A Church Blog Strategy That Works

If you have a website, you’ve probably already considered writing a church blog. However, you may have put it off or only blog now and again. Blogging helps you reach your audience faster. With each post, search engines have more content to index, meaning more chances to connect with people worldwide and locally. Creating a church blog strategy is the first step to having a blog that does your church proud. Even if you’ve never blogged before, your church can do this. Define Your Objective Did you know there are currently over 1.6 billion websites live worldwide? Many of those …

13 Signs Your Church Website Isn’t Performing Well

The entire point of your church’s website is to reach more people, but you can’t do that if your church website isn’t performing well. Far too often, churches, and any nonprofit or business, throw up a website and never monitor it to see how much traffic and engagement it’s garnering. The best way to ensure your church’s site is making a difference is to monitor the performance and watch out for any red flags. Little tweaks make a major difference in how many visitors you get and how many come back. 1. Traffic Declining A sudden decline in traffic is …