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 …

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 …

8 Leadership Hacks To Boost Your Ministry

8 Leadership Hacks To Boost Your Ministry

Does it seem like your leadership is less than effective? What if you could easily boost your ministry through proven leadership hacks? Sometimes it’s simple strategies that make the biggest difference. Just changing how you communicate with church staff and members changes how effective your leadership truly is. The great thing is you can implement these hacks starting today. Before long, you’ll master them and even teach them to budding leaders in your church. 1. Ask For Feedback If you want to be the best possible leader and boost your ministry, you have to do one thing – ask for …

Get Your Church Wide Events On Facebook

Get Your Church Wide Events On Facebook

How often have you heard someone in your community say they wish they had known about a church event? Sadly, many churches work long hours to put together events for their members and the unchurched. But, they don’t put those events on Facebook. Simply adding church wide events to Facebook could boost awareness and attendance. After all, it’s the biggest social network in the world. Why not use it to help your church? Take Advantage Of Facebook Events According to Facebook, 35 million users view a public event every day on the site. While you probably won’t get 35 million …

The Importance Of Being An Agile Leader

The Importance Of Being An Agile Leader

Agile is a term that’s often used in the business world, but your church is a type of business. This means applying the agile concept is vital for helping your business continue to grow and thrive. If you’re not already an agile leader, you’re missing out on a great opportunity to grow your church and connect with members, especially new ones. Adopting a more agile leadership style isn’t difficult. It just means adjusting your mindset to better understand the changes around you. What Is An Agile Leader It’s hard to become an agile leader when you don’t really know what …

What Teens Want In Mobile Apps

What Teens Want In Mobile Apps

Adding more teens as members is vital to growing your church. The only problem is you have to figure out how to engage them on their terms. Luckily, teens love mobile apps. It’s a rare moment when they don’t have a smartphone in hand. This works to your advantage. By creating a mobile app for your church, you’re better able to engage with this age group. You just have to make sure that you include what teens expect and want most from their apps. Messaging Teens prefer mobile apps that make it easy to communicate with others. It’s why you’ll …