17 Tips For Creating A Must-Read Church Newsletter

Church newsletters aren’t well-known for being entertaining. In fact, many of your members probably don’t even glance at it, whether it’s print or email. You may dream of creating a must-read church newsletter. You know, the kind that people look forward to and share with others. This doesn’t have to be a dream. By revamping your newsletter, you can go from bland to amazing in no time. You might even find that if you offer an email subscription, your church grows both offline and online. 1. Make It Useful People have information overload on a daily, sometimes even hourly, basis. …

How To Talk To Your Family About Church Issues

Whether it’s church leaders or church members, it’s important to talk with your family when church issues arise. Not only is it a good idea to talk things out, especially if you disagree on the issue. But, you may find that talking with your family helps you find a resolution. The most important thing to remember is you shouldn’t shut your family out. By working and worshiping together, you create a stronger bond and a better church. All of the advice below applies to individual families and your entire church family too. Eliminate Distractions The very first step to talking …

How To Create More Engaging Church Videos

Engaging church videos not only get watched, but shared. Odds are, you probably know of at least a few Christian videos that have went viral recently. People you’ve watched them not only remember the content, but the church as well. It definitely pays to create more engaging videos to reach a wider audience. Remember, it’s not just your members who are watching your videos. Anyone who can access the Internet is a potential viewer, so engage them all. Get Out In The Community How many of your church videos are set in your church? They’re probably all in just one …

The Ultimate Message Prep Guide

Message prep goes hand in hand with being a pastor or church leader. However, it often feels like it’s a free for all without any real guidance. While the actual words must come from your heart and beliefs, prepping the message doesn’t have to feel overwhelming or impossible. By using this ultimate guide, you’ll create more effective messages that keep your listeners or readers more engaged. Plus, they’ll remember the message easier. Ask Questions On Your Blog A large part of message prep is determining what to talk about. Go to your church’s blog and read the comments. Even better, …

The Biggest Communication Mistakes Preachers Make

A preacher’s job isn’t easy, especially when it comes to finding the right ways to communicate God’s word to your church family. Despite your best intentions, common communication mistakes may make it difficult for members to understand you. Even worse, these mistakes may cause members to miss important announcements. Keep your members engaged, encourage new membership and spread the word more effectively by learning which mistakes you’re making and how to prevent them in the future. Using The Preacher Voice Have you ever watched yourself during a sermon? When you step up to the pulpit, does a change come over …

Preach Without Notes And Connect More With Your Audience

Could you ever preach without notes? Right now, that probably sounds about as terrifying as a high-wire act without a net with zero experience. However, how often do you wish you could engage your members more? It’s not exactly comforting looking out and seeing your members looking bored or even worse, sleeping. Before you say it’s not possible, give preaching without notes a chance. It could be the perfect solution for better engagement and even church growth. Perfect Sermon But Zero Engagement You already work hard on your sermons. You do everything you can to make them perfect. This is …

This Is How To Use Your Church Website To Connect

Your church website is a great place for listing events, your hours and your location, but it could be used for so much more. Use your church website to connect to your members, others in your community and even people worldwide. Even those who may live 300 miles away might still think of your church as home, at least digitally. The key is learning how to use your site as more than a calendar of events. While you might need volunteers to help, keeping an active site is crucial to connecting and engaging in a digital world. Share Before, During …

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 …