7 Ways Church Leaders Must Change To Keep Members Coming Back

7 Ways Church Leaders Must Change To Keep Members Coming Back

Even large churches struggle with keeping members coming back every week. Sometimes, it’s just that members have busy schedules. However, sometimes the problem lies with church leadership. This is when church leaders must change in order to boost attendance and even encourage new growth. The good thing is the necessary changes aren’t that difficult. They just make a major difference in how members feel about the church. 1. Stop Micromanaging It’s hard to give up control sometimes. You know exactly how you want something done and even though you have capable staff and volunteers, you micromanage every person and project. …

Innovative Ways To Improve Member Attendance

Innovative Ways To Improve Member Attendance

Why does it seem like some churches are full of active members, but others struggle to keep members coming back from week to week? Even though your members are likely busy, it’s still possible to improve member attendance through a few innovative strategies. Think of it as giving them an engaging reason to return. While members may not attend every single week, they will attend much more regularly if you work to increase engagement. Luckily, it’s not as difficult as you might think. Focus On General Engagement This might seem like a no-brainer, but before you do anything else, focus …

Should Your Church Have Different Websites For Members And Non-Members

Should Your Church Have Different Websites For Members And Non-Members?

This might seem like a crazy question, especially when many churches don’t even have a website to begin with. However, consider how different the two audiences are. Your members come to your church’s site to interact with each other, check announcements and worship when they’re not able to attend. Non-members and the unchurched visit to get a sense of what your church is like and even to be a part of a community when they don’t have a home church at the moment. For this reason, some churches actually have two different websites. Community Just For Members In many cases, …

8 New Website Design Trends To Increase Engagement

8 New Website Design Trends To Increase Engagement

It’s not enough to just have a church website. It also has to be engaging to keep visitors coming back for more. While uploading great content helps, utilizing some of the most effective new website design trends also helps boost engagement. With the right combination of design and content, your church’s site not only appeals to your members, but helps to bring God’s word to people all over the world. 1. Irregular Grids While some sites already use this style, it’s becoming more popular among all types of sites. Think of the irregular grid design trend as Pinterest, but with …

Why Inclusion Matters

Why Inclusion Matters In The Church

Whether it’s accepting those with who seem different or just making a new member feel welcome, inclusion matters within the church and community. Often times, the unchurched never step foot into a church because they feel they won’t be included or welcomed just the way they are. Others see these people as just uninterested in coming to church. When churches focus on inclusion, they might get some backlash, but overall, they experience growth and a stronger community than ever before. Church Is About Community Church should be about community and bringing everyone together. However, many churches let judgemental tendencies keep …

7 Things You Can Do To Mobilize Your People

7 Things You Can Do To Mobilize Your People

Does it always seem like only a small portion of your church members ever participate in anything? It’s a common problem, but it’s actually not as hard as you might think to mobilize your people. Whether you’re trying to mobilize them to be more active in the church, volunteer or even go on missions, one thing remains the same – you have to spark passion in them. It’s all about engaging members in a way that makes them desire to be an active member, grow in their faith and even reach out to the unchurched around them. 1. Give Them …

Kids Church - More than child's play

Kid’s Church – More Than Child’s Play

Children think differently than adults and traditional church isn’t always effective at helping them understand and communicate with God. Creating a kid’s church isn’t easy, especially with so many age groups. The idea is to appeal to their interests and take church to them. While it isn’t child’s play, it might feel like it to the kids and that is what’s most important – engaging kids so they feel comfortable and confident in their relationship with God. Encourage Their Questions Kids are naturally inquisitive. Telling them to simply believe isn’t enough. This is why Sunday school is often a favorite …

7 Top Church Management Software Companies

7 Top Church Management Software Companies

Church management software helps your church with a wide variety of tasks. From accounting to sending out messages to members, the right software makes the church administrator role a little easier. With so many options to choose from, where should you start? While some companies offer solutions, there are a few that stand out from the rest. From more competitive pricing to more advanced features, these seven companies offer the best software packages to better manage your church. It’s important to note that pricing varies based on the level of software, features and more. 1. ACS Technologies ACS Technologies is …

Why A Tech Church Is A Growing Church

Why A Tech Church Is A Growing Church

When a church incorporates modern tech, such as a website and a mobile giving app, they may be referred to as a tech church. While it might seem like tech doesn’t have a place in church, the opposite is true. The true purpose should always be about faith, but add in tech elements helps to engage members, especially younger members. If your church is struggling to grow, maybe it’s time to make a few changes. After all, a tech church is a growing church. Stay In Contact Technology helps people stay in contact in ways you couldn’t have imagined 50 …

If The Tribe Isn't Happy You've Failed Miserably

If The Tribe Isn’t Happy You’ve Failed Miserably

Look around you for a moment. If the tribe isn’t happy, you’re failing them miserably. But, it doesn’t have to be this way. First things first – you’ll never be able to make everyone 100% happy. You could be the best church leader of all time, but someone will still complain. The idea is to create a tribe that’s happy and works together. Your goal as a leader is to create an atmosphere of community that people are generally pleased to be a part of. Address Conflict And Encourage Resolution If your tribe isn’t happy, part of the reason could …