As humans, we are designed to crave intimacy and feel connected with those around us. According to Dr. Sonja Lyubomirsky, surrounding ourselves with people who support, value, and love us creates stronger internal confidence in everything we do. As a church, we have a unique opportunity to create this confidence in our members. One way we do this is by establishing dynamic church small groups that pour into the lives of others.
When you first visit a church website, what is the first page that you click on? Events? Staff? Ministries? Something else? According to a study of 3.6 million page views done by The Church Co, after the homepage, the “about us” page is the most looked at page on church websites. If that doesn’t make you want to login to your church website builder and start editing your about page ASAP, I don’t know what will.
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We all understand that financial stability is crucial to the health of the church. That’s why, as technology evolves, it’s important that your church’s ability to offer convenient tithing options evolves, too. Enter, Text-to-Give.
The world of church websites (and really, websites in general) is always changing. What is trendy one year may be outdated the next. Therefore, it’s important to be aware of trends and learn how you can easily implement them on your site. As the virtual front door to your church, you want to make sure that people who visit your site stay long enough to find the information they’re looking for and plan their visit.
Does your church worry about seasonal fluctuations in contributions? Do you struggle to maintain a consistent stream of monthly revenue from tithes? If so, you’re not alone. Many churches are affected by lulls in giving and are constantly looking for ways to better forecast their budget. In fact, 86 percent of churches still don’t meet their annual budget goals. When you boil it down, that means 43 out of 50 churches aren’t raising enough funds during the year to support all the activities, missions, and events they need to propel their ministries forward. So, what could the other 14 percent be doing differently to reach their goals? It’s simple. They’re offering monthly recurring giving.
When it comes to writing content that appears online or social media, we’ve all made mistakes. From spelling errors to offending an entire group of people, it’s easy to see how it can happen. If you are a huge corporation or megachurch, these mistakes can be even more costly. Luckily, there’s something called humor to get us through these trying times.
Marketing. When you hear this word do you cringe inside because you immediately picture a cheesy used car salesman? Perhaps it fills you with dread because you know you should be marketing your church or ministry, but you just don’t know how. Well, that’s why we're here. Our desire is to help you effectively communicate your church’s mission, and one way to do that is through external marketing.
When you hear the term tithing and donations at your church, what comes to mind? Are you automatically filled with anxiety just thinking about it? Do you start sweating thinking about all of the questions your congregation has about the subject? What is your understanding of tithing, offering, and donations?
Summer is (almost) here and I’m dreaming of the sunshine, pool days, and ice-cold popsicles! However, summertime is not always the best season when it comes to church attendance and participation. Because so many people go on vacation or plan weekend activities, it’s very normal to see a church summertime lull. At times, it can even feel like there are more crickets in your church than people.
One of the trickiest things about running your ministry is the budget.