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 […]

5 Must-Have Children’s Check-in Codes

Checking children into Sunday School or Kid’s Church isn’t only about tracking attendance. The latest technology allows children’s directors and volunteers to check kids into their classrooms while gaining valuable information during the process—through children’s check-in codes. Two Children’s Check-in Codes Every Church Should Have When checking-in children for church, it goes without saying that […]

Why Your Church Check-in Should Include Volunteers

Church Check-in: It’s not just for kids! Church check-in is great for volunteers, too. For years, churches have realized the many benefits of checking in children for Sunday School and Kid’s Church: It’s an affordable solution not only for tracking attendance but—more importantly—it helps make sure each child goes home with the parent or guardian […]

Church check-ins for children give parents peace of mind

Over the last few decades, the need for church safety and security has increased drastically. Security incidents and even tragedies are commonplace in today’s headlines. There are however, easy and low-cost ways churches can help parents have peace of mind when checking in their children. Having an electronic children’s check-in system is a vital part […]

2018 GAAP Reporting Standards: What You Need to Know

Is your ministry prepared for the new GAAP reporting changes that take affect for this filing season? If your church files reports according to these GAAP standards and you haven’t made the necessary changes in your accounting practices, you could be looking at a larger bill from your auditors and a scramble at the end […]

5 Steps to Prepare for Natural Disasters

During a crisis, communities tend to turn to churches for support. If ministries don’t plan for the worst, they may find themselves unprepared, overwhelmed, and unable to provide the necessary assistance for members of their congregation and their community. Without proper preparation, a church might risk exhausting its resources, responding inadequately, or — worst-case scenario […]

Our Top 7 Cringe-Worthy Church Website Design Mistakes

Are there certain websites you dread going to? Like your local library’s website that hasn’t been updated since 2003 or your son’s little league website that makes it impossible to find the schedule? Bad designs lead to bad user experience. And if someone is frustrated with your website, they’ll leave—it’s as simple as that. Don’t […]

What is a Dynamic Church? Part Three

Today we wrap up our series, “What is a Dynamic Church?” where we examine the traits of effective ministries. Today we end with part three. You can find part one here and part two here. A dynamic church should have… Excellent Communication Leaders understand the importance of effective, creative, and timely communication with their members and […]

Making the Most of Every Ministry Contact: Part 3

Service Level Agreements (SLA) There is a new question that churches across the country are beginning ask themselves: “What is our SLA to our congregation?” Does a first-time visitor get a call within one day, two days, a week of their visit? What is the turnaround time from someone indicating interest in volunteering and them […]