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 […]

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 […]

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 […]