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 …

Everything You Need To Know About Church Website Security

Having a successful church website takes work, but it’s well worth it to expand your reach. Part of the job is taking care of church website security. Sadly, it’s not quite as simple as figuring out what to blog about next or making sure your latest sermon uploads correctly. You also have to worry about cybercriminals causing trouble for your church and your site users. While there isn’t any way to 100% protect a website, you can take certain steps to prevent attacks and hacks. The harder it is to infiltrate your site, the safer you are. Understand Your Risks …

The Ultimate Quick Wins You Can Get For Your Church

Does it ever feel like your church is constantly working towards a goal, but never quite winning? It’s discouraging and one of the reasons churches fail at their goals. Breaking up goals into smaller tasks or portions allows you to take advantage of quick wins for your church. Getting those small victories gives you the confidence to keep going. Quick wins are everywhere. They’ll help you grow your church, increase engagement, build your online presence and much more. Challenge Volunteers Volunteers get bored. Only a handful of members ever volunteer. You have far more to accomplish than you have engaged …

16 Myths Keeping Churches From Creating An Online Presence

Creating an online presence isn’t nearly as difficult as it was 15 or 20 years ago. In fact, it’s easier than ever, yet many churches still don’t even have a basic website or social media presence. Why? Typically, it’s due to myths that make it seem impossible for any church that doesn’t have thousands of members to make it work. If you want to reach more people, stay in contact with your members and grow your church, it’s time to let these 16 myths go and dive into creating at least a small online presence for your church. 1. It …

The Worst Website Trends Of 2019 To Eliminate From Your Site

It’s easy to find everything you want to know about the latest web design trends. We even covered a few trends ourselves to help increase engagement. But what about those trends that seem great to begin with, but actually do more harm than good? If your church is using fading trends or going overboard with a trend, it could hurt your site. Take a look at your church website to see if you’re using any of the worst website trends of 2019. Hamburger Menus Everywhere This one is kind of controversial. Some people will never let go of the hamburger …

The Best Sources Of Free And Premium Church Graphics

Your church uses graphics for everything from sermon backgrounds to your social media posts, but searching for them takes forever. Not only do you have to find the perfect graphic, but you have to make sure you have license to use it. With numerous sources of premium and free church graphics, you have plenty of options to choose from. If you’re struggling to find the right graphics for any of your church needs, keep this list handy. From simple graphics to something custom made, there’s something for every church here. Using Church Graphics Before you download anything, check to ensure …

12 Simple Ways To Give Your Church Website A Modern Makeover

Unlike classic TV shows, a classic website isn’t nearly as endearing or engaging. In fact, it could easily turn visitors away. When it comes to church web design, modern is the way to go. Ideally, you need a church website makeover every few years. While you don’t have to get a completely new site, adding some fresh elements drastically changes the look and feel. This makes a great first impression and keeps visitors coming back. 1. Opt For Minimalism You’ve likely heard all about the minimalist trend when it comes to clearing away clutter in your home and life. The …

How to Create the Perfect Church Events Page

Your church works hard to put on and host events, but it’s disheartening when you don’t have the crowd you’d like. Part of the reason could be that your church’s site is missing a Church Events page. While it may seem like something you could just list on your blog, having a dedicated events page helps draw more attention and increase event attendance. Start With An Open Invitation One of the best ways to start off a successful Church Events page is with an open invitation. You want to make it clear that events aren’t just for your members. Typically, …

How to Create the Perfect Church Ministries Page

Outside of regular services, what else does your church offer? After learning a little more about your church, the next stop for many visitors is your church ministries page. Since your home page doesn’t really provide room for you to list all your ministries and activities, a separate page works best. Of course, like any other page on your site, you have to know what to include to ensure visitors get all the information they need without feeling overwhelmed. Start With Your Overall Mission While you already have your mission statement on your About Us page, it’s also a good …

How to Create the Perfect Church About Us Page

After a quick introduction to your church on your home page, the next page most visitors check out is your church About Us page. This is your place to start building a deeper relationship with your site’s visitors. From images to personal stories, your About Us page can have as little or as much detail as you want to tell visitors who you really are as a church. Creating the perfect page isn’t all that difficult. It’s just a matter of being personal and real, just like you would if you met a new church visitor face-to-face for the first …