Leadership Inspiration of the Month: WHY to HOW

These are exciting times at our church.  We are preparing for an incredible holiday season.  So many new people visit our church during this time.  We want to give each guest a remarkable experience.  That’s our vision.  That’s our heart.  That’s our mission.  That’s why we serve.  And it all starts with “WHY”. That last […]

Contact Management Best Practice

Many churches do a great job of pastoral care.  They are quick to respond to urgent hospital visits, family emergencies, crisis of faith or even just a friendly welcome to church.  Where I have seen churches failing is with internal communication around pastoral care.  Some issues are confidential and need to stay between the pastor […]

5 Ways to Improve Your Church Newsletter

For decades, churches have created weekly or monthly bulletins to share upcoming events with attendees. While printing and mailing have risen in cost, the rise of digital newsletters is a low-cost, effective way to reach current members as well as those who no longer attend on a regular basis. Almost four million people worldwide use […]

5 Kinds of Social Media Posts that Increase Engagement for Churches

Churches can harness the power of social media to reach both members and nonmembers, taking advantage of social media’s ability to engage with people and allow them to share information. Knowing the kinds of posts that increase engagement can help your church develop a stronger social media campaign. Here are five kinds of posts churches […]

4 Indisputable Reasons You Need a Church Newsletter

Email newsletters are a must for every church. These vital communication devices provide a quick and easy way to reach regular attendees and those who do not attend every weekend. People have come to expect to receive emails from organizations they have a relationship with, including their local church. Correspondence from organizations like the church […]

5 Ways Your Church Can Make an Impeccable First Impression

It’s been said that you never get a second chance to make a first impression. While that’s not always true, the first impression a newcomer has to your church is a vital, and sometimes fragile, experience. Step up your game by making a first impression that’s memorable and warm and one a visitor will want […]

How Church Management Software Leads to Church Membership

How exactly can strong church management software affect church membership? If you’re in church leadership, you may have asked that question before. You may understand why your church needs a strong financial system that makes giving easy for both members and church staff. You may even see value in a church-wide communication system that allows […]

7 Ways Technology Improves Church

Can technology improve the way we experience church? Some may question whether technology has any role in church other than what’s necessary to function in this modern age. They may worry that technology will make the church more disconnected and impersonal. In truth, the right technology can make churches even more connected. Let’s examine five […]

10 Classic Fall Festival Games Your Church Will Love

Are you ready to start planning your church’s Fall Festival? If so, why not look to the past for some inspiration. Your members are sure to love these low-tech, oldy-but-goodie carnival games. 1. Apples on a String Remember bobbing for apples as a kid? Well, this updated, but still vintage, version is sure to be a […]

How to Plan a Memorable Church Fall Festival

It’s that time of year when the weather chills, the leaves turn beautiful rusty colors, and your church starts planning a Fall Festival. If you’ve never planned one before, or if you’re looking for fresh ideas to make this year’s festival run smoothly, here are tips for planning your best church festival yet. 1. Determine […]