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Top 3 Church Marketing Services to Increase Your Church Website Traffic

A Beginner’s Guide to the Most Highly Recommended Services & Subscriptions Offered by Missional Marketing As a professional advertising agency specializing in Christian church marketing, we’re often asked by our new and prospective clients about which products, services, and subscriptions will be the most meaningful investment or the best “first steps” for churches who are new to Missional Marketing. While …

Pointers for Churches with Limited Resources

Pointers for Churches With Limited Resources

At Missional Marketing, we understand that each church is in a different stage of growth and that some organizations will not have access to the resources involved in hiring a professional marketing firm. While we strive to provide a range of affordable tools and customized service options, we know that other budgetary needs affecting the overall health of the church …

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Connect People to Your Church with the Google Maps Follow Button

Ever since the demise of Google+, there has been a disconnect for churches and businesses across the Google suite of products. While many churches manage their Google My Business profiles well, there has been no way to keep visitors to your listing engaged. Well, this is all about to change with the addition of a Follow Button to Google Maps …

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4 Reasons Why Your Church Should Be Posting Sermon Videos

Posting sermon videos online is important in today’s internet culture. Let’s face it. The internet is part of our daily lives, but, for many, church is not. As technology changes the way we listen and view the world around us, it also affects the ways we learn about God. Those churches willing to embrace technology by taking steps like posting their sermon videos …

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Make your Church Website Work Harder with Church Landing Pages

Church landing pages are one secret behind effective church websites. But, why do church websites even matter? Your church website is more than just a glorified brochure for your church. Your website is a vibrant, living, front door to your church. It’s the safe place first time attenders will check before visiting for the first time. It is the first official impression a person will have of your church. …

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Starting a Church Blog Ministry

Beginning a blog ministry in your church is an amazing way to share information and interact with the people of your church. A blog acts like a website, but is a more casual way to share new information. Information on your church website may seldom change, where blogs can be updated often- even daily. You can learn more about how …

Can Jesus Be Found On Your Church Website?

Though it may seem extremely counter-intuitive, the reality is that keyword rich content related to Jesus is frequently very sparse or even missing altogether from church websites. This is typically caused by these websites being focused on meeting the needs of those who already attend the church, leaving those seeking information about Christ left wanting. The Opportunity This subject presents …

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Top 5 Topics Millennials Want Churches to Address

Churches around the country are trying desperately to reach millennials, many of whom grew up attending church and ultimately decided it wasn’t for them. In efforts to make church activities appear “trendy” and to attract this younger generation, churches have employed a wide variety of strategies in recent years. The music, message, and mission statements of many churches have been …

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Church Sermon Videos: Church Communications Directors Secret Weapon

In today’s media-saturated world, sharing is caring. People create connection and community through sharing on social media. We share pictures, articles, personal stories and funny videos of cats. Social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitterhelp individuals share their story with the world. But, social media also has the power to be an evangelistic tool for the church. Therefore, as the online world grows, the church must develop …

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Boost Search Campaigns with Landing Pages

Landing pages may hold the secret to increasing the effectiveness of your next Google search campaign. They also may help increase web traffic to your church website and even help grow your church. If your church is starting a new Google search campaign, consider creating a landing page first. There’s no question that Google rules the internet. Google makes rules …

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Church Videos Can Boost Your Website SEO

Church videos, like sermon videos, have the power to impact your website SEO. In today’s digital world, technology matters more than ever for churches. Unfortunately, church attendance is dwindling, especially with millennials. However, this generation is extremely active online. This new digital culture means churches have the unique ability to reach people outside of their four walls – through the internet. Those …

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Christian Blogging for Church Ministries

Christian blogging is an impactful way for your church to connect with congregants and the world. But, blogging can also enhance every ministry of your church. Consequently, church blogs are an effective platform for every ministry within your church to share information and help others.  Church blogs are an amazing way to connect with people attending your church and the surrounding …

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10 Sermon Topic Ideas to Engage Millennials

There’s no question that the future of the church depends on its ability to reach millennials – today’s largest living generation. Many churches struggle to engage this enormous population thanks to a cultural shift reflecting varied interests and attitudes which are heavily shaped by a digital age upbringing. With church attendance numbers in a major decline, it’s more important than …

Millennial Outreach Book Comparison

Comparison and Contrast of Four Prominent Books About Millennial Outreach

The following post was written to compare and contrast the key points of four prominent books written about millennials and the Church. The four books are listed below: The Millennials: Connecting to America’s Largest Generation, by Thom S. Rainer & Jess W. Rainer The New Copernicans: Millennials and the Survival of the Church, by David John Seel Jr. Growing Young: …

Church Growth Flywheel: 5 Practical Systems to Drive Growth at Your Church

Supporting Church Growth Flywheel Systems with Online Church Marketing

In his new book, Church Growth Flywheel: 5 Practical Systems to Drive Growth at Your Church, author Rich Birch provides a steady stream of useful tips and practices for churches to enact to achieve maximum growth potential. In this post, we discuss actionable ways to support his 5 practical church growth systems with online church marketing. The 5 church growth …

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The Three Ring Model of Online Church Outreach

When a church is building their website, they typically have two audiences in mind. The first is the internal audience of people who already attend their church. The second is ‘churchless’ people who have not yet attended their church and may be searching for a new place of worship to call home. Appealing to these two audiences is a good …