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 …

8 Things You Can Do To Increase Momentum And Growth

Almost every church, especially smaller churches, would love to increase momentum and growth. Sadly, that dream always seems just out of reach. This doesn’t mean it’s impossible. You just have to change your approach a little. While praying definitely does help, it’s time to take action to start achieving your church’s growth goals today. If growth seems too slow, increase momentum a little at a time. Between your church leaders and members, you have the perfect team for increasing your member numbers. 1. Share Your Passion While Tithe.ly suggests praying as the number one way to increase momentum and growth, …

Why Cute And Trendy Turns Kids Away From Church

Why Cute And Trendy Turns Kids Away From Church

Keeping kids engaged is crucial for churches to maintain growth. However, many kids opt not to attend if their parents give them the option. While some just enjoy sleeping in on Sunday morning, others just don’t like the approach churches take to keep their attention. Cute and trendy might seem like the best way to keep kids coming back, but it actually turns kids away from church. It’s Too Parental Many parents take the approach of trying to be more like their kids. They get into the latest trends just so they have something in common. While that’s great, kids …

How Setting Practical Goals Helps Your Church Grow

How Setting Practical Goals Helps Your Church Grow

Odds are, you have at least some goals set for your church. They may be as vague as boosting membership or as lofty as getting 1,000 new followers on Facebook in a month. The problem is many churches and even individuals often give up on their goals quickly. Why? They’re impossible or too general to ever be accomplished. By setting practical goals, it’s much easier for your church to achieve the growth you want and stick to your goals for the long-term. Understanding Practical Goals Practical goals are different than general goals. On the surface, they both mean you set …

Why You Should Think Of Your Church As A Brand

Why You Should Think Of Your Church As A Brand

Most church leaders don’t want to think of their church as a brand. It creates this negative view of treating the church as a business that’s only focused on boosting sales and overall revenue. However, branding is about much more than that. Yes, major brands do want to boost sales, but they also want to build customer loyalty. Churches want the same thing – loyal members who come back on a regular basis. Through branding, churches are able to keep current members and steadily build membership. Build Trust With Potential Visitors Sadly, many people have had bad experiences with churches. …

Want To Reach The Unchurched Talk, Don't Preach

Want To Reach The Unchurched? Talk, Don’t Preach

It’s a difficult strategy to understand. After all, members come to services every week to gather and listen to sermons. Since that’s such a staple in the church, how could not preaching be an effective way to reach the unchurched? Consider this. Is preaching bringing the unchurched in currently? It takes more than sermons to persuade the unchurched to visit. Church might be a foreign concept to them, which means the first step is to simply talk to them. Preaching Leads To A Negative Connotation It’s far too common for preaching to talk more about what people do wrong and …

What Do The Unchurched Really Think About Church

What Do The Unchurched Really Think About Church

It’s a common misconception that the unchurched don’t care about church, but that’s not always true. It is not that they are opposed to the idea of trying church.  It’s that they haven’t been given a compelling reason to go. In trying to reach them, it’s important to understand what they think about church. The truth might surprise you. It may also make all the difference in helping them find a new church to explore their faith. It Doesn’t Fit Their Beliefs This might not be one of the most shocking truths about the unchurched – they don’t attend church …

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 …

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 …