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 …

9 Tips For Improving Your Church Website

Does it seem like your church website is a digital trampoline where visitors come and immediately bounce away? Maybe it’s just eerily quiet and no one’s finding your site. No matter what the problem, improving your church website means more visitors, long visits and even growth in the physical church. Despite some of these tips seeming simple, they’re powerful and highly effective at transforming your church’s website. 1. Add A New Visitors Page Where should new visitors go first? A lively church website is filled with information and resources and it can be a bit overwhelming to someone new. If …

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 …

How To Harness The Power Of Facebook Groups

How To Harness The Power Of Facebook Groups

Facebook groups are the perfect way for people to come together over shared interests, including their faith. If your church doesn’t already have a Facebook group, what are you waiting for? By harnessing the power of this highly effective Facebook tool, you not only engage your current members, but draw more in. Think of your own group as a way for everyone to talk about their faith and share their stories 24/7. It’s a great compliment to any church website. Understanding Facebook Groups Before you start harnessing their power, it’s important to have a little bit of background on Facebook …

Why People Often Hate Growing Churches

Why People Often Hate Growing Churches

Churches usually have two main goals – sharing faith with the community and continuing to grow the church. The two go hand in hand. As a church grows, you reach more people. However, you might have noticed that some of your members hate growing churches. They’re usually thrilled to see more people coming together, but it’s all the changes that go along with growth that could very well cause your original members distress. Disagreements Over Changes Change isn’t easy for anyone. In fact, people are wired to automatically reject a change that’s opposite of what they’re used to. Think of …

The Rise Of Online Prayer And How It Helps Your Church

The Rise Of Online Prayer And How It Helps Your Church

Traditionally, group prayer happened either in person or through a prayer chain over the phone. However, online prayer is now on the rise. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that people are praying online. After all, millions use social media every day to connect. Now, they’re just getting social in a different way. This is actually a good thing because it shows that prayer is still important and they want to pray with others even when they’re not in church. How Does Online Prayer Work Online prayer isn’t as strange as it may sound. People post prayers online from around …

How Your Church Blog Can Turn Around Your Dwindling Numbers

How Your Church Blog Can Turn Around Your Dwindling Numbers

It can be discouraging to notice your church’s numbers dwindling. At first, it’s just a few members, but that can quickly grow. Suddenly, you notice your church is rarely full and you can’t remember the last time you had a new visitor. But, it doesn’t have to be this way. In fact, your church blog could make a huge impact. By engaging members with your blog, you might just keep them coming back and increase new visitors too. Promote Conversations Conversation is a friendlier way to discuss and better understand God’s word. In fact, many churches use a conversational style …

Why Your Site Should Focus On The Visitor And Not The Church

Why Your Site Should Focus On The Visitor And Not The Church

Church websites often make one common mistake – focusing more on the church than the visitors. While it might seem like your site should be more about marketing, the opposite is actually true. Your site should be welcoming versus advertorial. When done right, putting the focus on the visitor makes your church’s site far more engaging. Not only will it appeal to members, but to the unchurched as well. Example Experience When a visitor finds your church’s website, they’re not just looking for basic information, such as an address and service times. They also want to get a feel for …

Don’t Do This To Your Volunteers Because They Won’t Stay

Don’t Do This To Your Volunteers Because They Won’t Stay

Does your church have problems keeping volunteers? Maybe you have plenty of members eager to volunteer, but for some reason, they don’t stay long. The problem could be because they don’t feel appreciated. Volunteers are freely giving their valuable time and while they don’t expect monetary gain, they want to feel like the church appreciates their time. Before another volunteer walks away, find out what not to do. You’ll be amazed at how many dedicated volunteers you’ll have by avoiding these common mistakes. Focusing Only On The Mistakes The church is supposed to be a positive, uplifting environment. Volunteers give …