Top 4 Social Media Channels for Churches

When it comes to communicating with their congregation, a recent poll by the Nonprofit Marketing Guide reveals that 71% of churches find social media one of their most popular solutions, second only to their own website (80%). But with so many social media channels available, which ones are the most effective for churches? Social Media […]

5 Eye-Opening Church Statistics Every Pastor Should Know

Current church trends can seem mysterious, but when you understand the latest church statistics, making decisions for your church can become easier than ever. Here are some church statistics that may give you a moment’s pause—and open your eyes to opportunities. Church Statistics: It’s All About the Message, the Kids, and the Outreach Gallup asked […]

Why Your Church Should Offer Free WiFi

Today more than ever, a free WiFi Internet connection for church members is an important service every church should offer. Increasingly, restaurants, grocery stores, and other retail shops make an Internet connection available—but churches should offer WiFi not just because it’s culturally popular and “green,” but also because it’s increasingly beneficial. Provide Free WiFi for […]

7 Ways to Improve Your Volunteer Recruitment

Every church faces the challenges when it comes to volunteer recruitment. How can you encourage your members to help the church run more effectively and fulfill the ministry’s vision—so that the burden is shared by a larger percentage of members and not simply by a faithful few? If your church needs help encouraging your members […]

5 Ways to Retain Your Church’s Fall Attendance Boost

1. Invite a Mystery Shopper Sure, you love your church. You admire your church’s leadership, the warmth of your members, and spiritual growth you’ve experienced as a result of both. All that love and admiration, however, can result in a “rose-colored glasses” effect. Solve this by inviting a friend or family member who is unfamiliar with […]

3 Tips for Scheduling Volunteers

Churches—and every ministry within a church—need to schedule volunteers to run smoothly. The worship team, ushers, youth group, children’s church, childcare, outreaches and more—they can all soar or fall apart based upon the commitment of volunteers. When it comes to scheduling volunteers, it’s not always easy to work around the time commitments of large groups […]

5 Back-to-School Party Ideas for Youth Groups

It’s time to get back to school! Summer camp and vacations are over. Students are excited—and maybe a little nervous—about their new classes. Your youth group likely has more than a few fresh faces and everyone is probably ready to get back to a regular schedule. What’s better than kicking the new year with a […]

Why Your Church Needs a Church App

According to Comscore, when it comes to using digital media, 57% of most people’s time is spent using mobile apps. While many churches have websites that are mobile-friendly, if your church doesn’t have a church app, you might be missing out on a valuable opportunity to gain interaction and attention from your members. Here’s a […]

7 Visitor Gift Ideas That Make Them Feel Welcome

Making visitors feel welcome when they arrive at your church is top priority. Preferred parking, enthusiastic greeters and a comfortable environment all play an important part in the essential first impression. But perhaps nothing has become a standard welcome in today’s church like providing a generous welcome gift to first-time guests. Here are seven affordable […]

Information You MUST Collect from Church Visitors

When first-time visitors arrive, churches are often excited to collect as much information from them as possible. First name, last name, address, email, phone number, text number, salvation status, how they learned about the church, ministries they’re interested in, prayer requests, children’s names and ages… How much is too much? When the rubber meets the […]