Creating Church Social Media Posts Users Actually Want To Share

Church social media posts don’t always get the attention they deserve. This is often because they’re overlooked or the content isn’t that engaging. Basic text posts, posting infrequently and not encouraging engagement are all to blame. The good news is it’s easy to step up your church’s social media game. Whether you’re a mega church or a small church with less than 100 members, the right posting strategy has the power to transform engagement both online and within your church. Ask Members What They Share Most If you want your members to share your church’s posts, then you need to …

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 …

These 15 Things Are Holding Your Church Back

Right now, you might list several dozen things holding your church back, such as not enough money. However, most of the things preventing your church from growing are just obstacles to overcome. And yes, you can overcome them. Most of it comes down to planning and being willing to make a few major changes that drastically improve how others see your church and the level of engagement inside and outside your church. 1. No Plan For Growth As simple as it might sound, do you currently have a set plan for growth? Church growth isn’t just something that happens. While …

The 4 Keys To Assimilation And Growth Track

Every church would love to see more growth. By following the four keys to assimilation, growth isn’t just something to wish for anymore. These keys are fairly straightforward, but it may take some practice to master them. After all, every church and visitor are different. The overall key to remember is to continue to tweak your strategy until you find what works for assimilating new members and retaining existing members. 1. Focus On Hospitality Hospitality is one of the most important keys to assimilation. Think of hospitality as the first impression you make on visitors. It’s important to note that …

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 …

7 Reasons You Should Consider Text Messaging For Church

Text messaging for church sounds like a recipe for disaster. However, when done correctly, your church can change the reason people are glancing at their phones all the time. When churches embrace the technology their members love, it helps increase engagement and brings your church into the modern era. The great thing is there are numerous ways to use texting for your church. Implementing even a few may just make your members more excited about interacting with your church. Text Messaging Is Important You might already be writing off text messaging for church as a just a fad, but that’s far …

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 …

Your Church’s Guide To Podcasting

Every church should consider doing their own podcast, but where should you start? This guide to podcasting helps introduce you to the basics so you can get started right away. You might not think a podcast is really necessary, but it’s an easy way to share your weekly sermons and other information. Plus, podcasts use far less data than videos, which makes them an appealing option for your members and even non-members as they drive to and from work. Reasons To Start A Podcast You probably have a church website and one or two social media profiles. Why start a …

How To Use Facebook To Expand Your Church’s Reach

You may already know that Facebook is useful for churches, but do you really know how to use Facebook to expand your church’s reach? At first, it might seem overwhelming. When should you post? What should you say? How do you create ads and are they even effective? Facebook is complex, but when you know how to use it right, it’s a highly effective way for churches to not only engage with their current members, but reach people worldwide. Increase Engagement With Facebook Groups While you should have your own Facebook page, a great addition to that is a Facebook …

7 Elements Of Blog Posts That Inspire And Engage

7 Elements Of Blog Posts That Inspire And Engage

You’re filling your church’s blog with great blog posts, or so you think. However, no one seems to be reading them. While you’re not likely to go viral overnight, you’d at least like to see your members engaging with your church’s blog. The key is to craft posts that both inspire and engage. This might sound like a tall order, but it’s not as difficult as you might think. Once you know what elements to include, you’ll see more traffic on your site and not just from church members. 1. Focus On The Headline Your headline is the most important …