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.
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If you would’ve looked online for a livestream of a church service even a few years ago, it probably wouldn’t have been super easy to find. But those days are long gone. Now, even if you aren’t looking for it, church live streaming seems to be everywhere. It’s on social media platforms, church websites, and TV (among other places).
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Mother’s Day is coming up in just a week or so and for the past few Mother’s days, I’ve overheard something interesting. I don’t think it's related and I’ve really only heard about it from friends. Apparently, a lot of stores have a rush on cards and flowers.
As a church communicator, you have such a unique roll on the church staff. You aren’t necessarily an administrator, but you probably have some administration duties. You aren’t necessarily a minister, but you may have ministerial duties. You aren’t necessarily a tech guru, and yet you are the go-to person when it comes to technology.
Spring is officially here which means that Mother’s Day is just around the corner! For churches, it’s time for you to gear up and plan a church Mother’s Day service that will be so much more than a simple acknowledgment of mothers. Moms of all types work selflessly day in and day out to care for their families and those around them, and this is a chance as a church to give back just a little bit.
Have you ever reached the end of the Easter season at your church and realized that even though you celebrated the resurrection and empty tomb of Jesus, you never took time to examine Jesus on the cross, and the events leading up to it? In a sense, you just skipped right over Good Friday. It’s easy to get caught up in the joy and the celebration of the Gospel (and we should!), and not realize that the resurrection only happened because of Jesus on the cross.
A church's website is more than a simple place to hold information. It can be the single place people visit to decide whether or not to walk through your front doors. Seem too far out there? Research shows 37% of Americans will search for church information online before deciding to attend a service. If you just include young adults, that number increases to 59%. This statistic alone should encourage you to have a top-notch website that is savvy enough to catch the eye of any onlooker and spark an interest to join your church.
Easter morning nearly always means that you can expect a spike in church attendance. With the increase in church attendance, it is important to make sure people understand clearly why you do what you do as a church. You don’t want people to leave your church with an icky feeling because of a lack of communication. In order to communicate well, you need to plan well. One area of planning that many causes many churches stress is the plan centered on the Easter church offering. When money is involved, people get squirmy and feel uneasy.