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 …

Surprising Reasons The Unchurched Stopped Attending

Many of the unchurched are people who at one point had a vibrant relationship with the Lord. If that’s the case, why have the unchurched stopped attending? Some of the reasons might surprise you. It’s easy to write them off as non-believers, but many still study the Bible daily and consider themselves Christians. Knowing why they no longer attend a church could help you to better reach them and help rediscover the power of community. Life Is Simply Too Chaotic Americans are busier than they’ve ever been. They’re more stressed and tired. They work longer hours. Often times, the main …

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 …

Why Your Site Should Focus On The Visitor And Not The Church

Why Your Site Should Focus On The Visitor And Not The Church

Church websites often make one common mistake – focusing more on the church than the visitors. While it might seem like your site should be more about marketing, the opposite is actually true. Your site should be welcoming versus advertorial. When done right, putting the focus on the visitor makes your church’s site far more engaging. Not only will it appeal to members, but to the unchurched as well. Example Experience When a visitor finds your church’s website, they’re not just looking for basic information, such as an address and service times. They also want to get a feel for …

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, …

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 …

How To Creatively Restore A Broken Community

How To Creatively Restore A Broken Community

It’s easy for a church to focus more on its members than what’s going on within the community, but this isn’t the best approach. When there are problems within the community, odds are, you have problems within the church. Remember, your members are a part of the community. Churches are not only responsible for spiritual growth, but also for helping bring communities together. This means churches have the power to restore a broken community to a thriving, positive environment. Let Everyone Air Their Issues This might sound like a recipe for disaster, but think about how much you truly know about …

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 …

Empower A Movement To Reach The Unchurched

Empower A Movement To Reach The Unchurched

It’s not as difficult as you might think to reach the unchurched. It just takes good leadership and an empowered community. Your strongest asset is your members. If they don’t feel the same drive to reach out to the unchurched, your efforts will fall flat. Plus, reaching the unchurched isn’t just a one-time thing. It’s a movement that continues and builds momentum to continually bring the unchurched to your doors. Share The Passion The best way to empower a movement is to share your passion. A passionate leader has a magnetic energy that draws people in. If you’re passionate about …