Leadership Inspiration for the Month

During our usher, pre-service huddle, David shared his prayer request, “Please pray for my spouse as she will have a long recovery at home…”  We prayed and the ushers headed out to welcome people to our worship service.  David’s prayer request was our opportunity to show love and care in a practical way and a […]

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 […]

4 Reasons QuickBooks Isn’t Good Enough for Churches

QuickBooks and QuickBooks Online have quickly become a market leader for small business finances. Their various iterations control nearly 80% of the market share of US businesses, with over 2.5 million subscribers. But just because QuickBooks works for a local cupcake shop or even a chiropractic franchise doesn’t mean it’s the best option for churches. […]

The Recommended Children’s Church Adult:Child Ratio

There’s nothing greater than a bustling children’s church, filled with kids eager to play, have fun, and learn about the Lord. But when children’s church classrooms aren’t staffed with enough volunteers, things can go wrong and the ability to have a controlled learning environment can go out the window. A Healthy Adult:Child Ratio Promotes Safety […]

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 […]

5 Team-building Games for Kid’s Church

It’s that time—and “Move Up Day” for Kid’s Church is a special time of graduating older kids and welcoming new kids into the group. It’s a chance for your children’s church workers to help kids feel welcome in a new atmosphere. That’s where large group and team-building games can be especially useful for welcoming newcomers, […]

Leadership Inspiration for the Month

By Mark DeMoss, Director of Customer Success and Billing I can not count to 20. That would be a true statement of my 3-year-old granddaughter.  But she doesn’t describe herself that way.  Instead, she gleefully declares “I can count to 10!”  And she immediately begins with “1, 2, 3…” all the way to “10”.  She […]

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 […]