Social media. Reading those words probably got some of you super-excited. On the other hand, it probably filled some of you with dread! These days, it’s a big way that millions of people communicate with each other.
We’ve officially hit the month of June and that means one thing: The NBA Finals are here! Okay, okay… maybe the month of June means two major things are on the horizon… Because what we’re talking about today is BIGGER than the match-up between Lebron and Curry. We’re talking about an event that is not just huge in June, it’s huge all year long...celebrating dads!
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We've all done it. We've had to make a sermon slide, or a bulletin insert. We've all seen some really cool designs online, thought, “Oh, I could totally do that.” AND THEN, we try to copy it but for some reason it just doesn’t look as good? Whether you're trying to design text images that will get likes and shares on social media, or you're using graphics and text to come up with an eye-popping presentation, knowing how to make your text stand out is a crucial component. When it comes to graphic design, however, making cool text is often harder than it looks. That is, if you have no idea what you're doing.
Let me set the scene for you… It’s Sunday morning. It’s that part of your church service where you take up the offering. It’s that moment when someone stands in front of your congregation and hopefully inspires them to open their hearts and give to your church. And let’s say the person with that role today is you. You’re ready and prepared. You know exactly what you’re going to say. You’re prepared to connect generosity to both the vision of your church and the impact it’ll make on human beings. And then…. YOUR EYES LAND ON A COUPLE OF VISITORS SITTING RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU ON THE FIRST ROW. Suddenly, you’re nervous. And just like that, what you hoped would be a powerful moment in your service now feels awkward.
Summer is coming, people! And if you’re anything like me, that means…. Pool days! Cookouts! And fireworks! But in the church world, the arrival of summer means one other thing… Events And Activities.
Hey guys, it’s your pal Luke again. And I want to kick off today’s blog by sharing a little known fact about me… I love bocce ball.
Pop quiz time! When you see this symbol, what do you think of? What about this one? Or this one? Chances are that you know all three of those images pretty well. Why? Because brands like Nike, Chick-Fil-A, and Target have worked hard to make themselves known by their branding. And because of that, when you see their logos, you know exactly who they are. As a result, you’re more likely to trust them with your business. Have you ever thought that the same might be true when it comes to online giving at your church?
I want to interrupt your regularly scheduled blog programming to make this important announcement… Mother’s Day is coming! Consider this your official alert: it’s happening THIS Sunday, May 13th. And in case you didn’t know, Mother’s Day is a pretty big deal!
So you did it…. You created a website for your church. It’s launched and live, right there on the Internet for any and all to see.
Fact… Your church needs the financial support of your people to keep going and growing. We all know that’s true, right? Great! Another fact… Digital giving is the best way to reach your people. We’ve said it before: the trend in giving is going digital. More and more people are giving their money online. As a result, churches are looking for a way to help their people do just that in an easy, simple way.