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 […]

The Best Times to Get Visitor Information

Most community-focused churches welcome new visitors on a weekly basis. And holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter are always busy times when visitors enter the doors. Making first-time visitors feel especially welcome starts from the moment they turn into the parking lot and extends long past the time the service ends. But follow-up can be […]

Budget-Friendly Gifts for First-Time Guests [Infographic]

Creating an inviting church that makes visitors want to return is an essential component to church growth. One of the ways you can make a great first impression that can result in a lasting impression with your guests is by blessing them with a great first-time gift. Investing in a thoughtful gift not only communicates […]

5 Ways to Welcome First-time Visitors

When your church receives first-time visitors, you want to be sure they always feel welcome. Here are five tried-and-true ways to do exactly that and encourage them to return. Make First-time Visitors Feel Welcome with Preferred Parking The moment first-time visitors turn into your parking lot, they can feel anxious. To ease the anxiety, help […]

Live Stream Your Easter Service. Here’s How

Easter is right around the corner, are you ready? If you have ever thought about starting live streaming at your church, there’s still time to be up and running before Easter.   You can start live streaming for your church this Easter Sunday and here’s how.  FellowshipOne, in partnership with ChurchStreaming, is excited to tell you […]