You have a passion for ministry. You desire to see more people know Christ. You want to serve others and make an eternal difference in their lives. However, pouring numerous hours into church and ministry can be mentally, physically, and spiritually exhausting. It can be detrimental if you’re not filling up while you’re pouring out. Whether you’re a pastor, ministry leader, or volunteer—if you’re feeling overwhelmed and burnt out, you’re not alone.
Church communications can be a little intimidating, especially if you’re a smaller church without a team supporting you. Finding the time to create content, share information, and develop a strategy might seem near impossible.
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Summer is here! Schools are taking a break for the season, families are going on vacation, and sunshine is hitting our backs. With warm weather for the next couple of months, it’s the perfect time to plan some fun summer church activities.
You may be staring out the window, daydreaming about your toes in the sand and warm ocean waves. As summer draws near, many are gearing up for vacations and weekend getaways. All of these things are great! Except when your church starts experiencing the summer slump—the time of year when attendance and giving fall, making church growth seemingly impossible. But there are ways to actually increase giving during the summer months.
Vacation Bible School (VBS) is a great opportunity for churches to share the gospel with children. It is also a prime event for community outreach too. Kids are excited to attend, parents are looking forward to being kid-free, and church leaders are inspired to make a difference. One of the goals of VBS is to create a safe environment where kids can learn about Jesus and have fun! That’s why it’s important to do volunteer screening and background checks prior to starting your summer kids’ program.
Easter is one of the biggest Sundays of the year for churches. But, because of the long weekend, it’s often a time when families choose to travel or visit family elsewhere. Or they may not be able to make it to your church building due to weather, sickness, or other unforeseen reasons. (Or a global pandemic that we will never forget). So, instead of accepting that they won’t be able to engage with you on this important Sunday, what if you set up a church live stream so they could tune in wherever they are?
The VBS registration process can be lengthy and challenging. Keeping track of everything you need can be tough.
Church software should make ministry life easier. As a church leader, you want to spend more time building relationships and helping others grow closer to Christ. You don’t want the majority of your hours to be consumed by administrative tasks.
Are you ready to celebrate the greatest event in all of history? The resurrection of Jesus Christ. Though Easter celebrations around the world have become more commercialized and full of candy and bunnies, Resurrection Sunday is extremely important in Christian churches. It is a day commemorating Jesus’ resurrection after His crucifixion and death. Jesus having victory over sin and the grave has great implications for us. That’s probably why churches have many religious Easter traditions. They want to celebrate who Jesus is and what He has done. And they want to share that good news with other people.
With pink and red and hearts everywhere you turn, Valentine’s Day must be on the horizon. Love is in the air and many are watching TV to catch up on all the sappy stories. One of the most-watched shows is The Bachelor, currently on its 26th season. Because we love a good love story, we thought we’d share our love of websites. Cheesy? Maybe. But we just can’t help it. We want to share The Bachelor Edition of our favorite church website features. Below are 11 features we’d give a rose to.