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 …

How to Create the Perfect Church Giving Page

One major aspect of any great church website is a church Giving page. Notice how we haven’t really talked much about giving on other church pages? This is because you never want your church to sound greedy. By dedicating a page to giving, you make it clear that you’d love visitors to donate, but it’s not a requirement for using your church’s site. While it’s a good idea to link to the page from other pages, you want your Giving page to be the go-to for any online tithing. Creating a welcoming page makes visitors far more likely to give. …

How to Create the Perfect Church Sermons Page

One of the best ways to see if a church is right for you is to check out the latest sermons. This is why it’s important to create the perfect church Sermons page. By having a dedicated page, it’s easy for your site’s visitors to find exactly what they’re looking for. While you do have quite a bit of leeway with how you set up and organize your sermons, there are a few things to keep in mind to make it more engaging for your visitors. Ensure It Loads Quickly Your Sermons page can often be your most sluggish page, …