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Church Online: A New Reality

Millions of Americans are now attending church online as Coronavirus concerns have reached a fever pitch here in the United States. Now more than ever, churches who have struggled to catch up to modern-day standards of web presence needed for any organization are scrambling to bridge the gap. Deficiencies in a church’s online presence become glaringly obvious when the option …

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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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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 …

Some Churches are Like Netflix and Some are Like Blockbuster

Whether we like it or not, we now live in a world where technology rules. Brick and mortar businesses are struggling with the astronomical growth of the global online market and still trying to figure out how to compete. Some, like Netflix are experiencing continual growth while others, like Blockbuster, have failed. The church is sitting at a major crossroads …

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Church Growth in the Age of Amazon

The Digital Change  The church is sitting on the ledge of immense change. Bob Dylan was right, “The times they are a changin’.” We could call this the digital age, but some have referred to it as the age of Amazon. Whether we like it or not, in this new world, technology rules. But what are the effects technology has …

Church Ministries Can Fuel Church Growth on Google

Church growth is like a great treasure and treasures are often found in strange places. A few years ago a man from New Jersey found an incredibly rare painting hidden in his aunt’s attic under an old sewing machine. The piece is possibly from Pablo Picasso and was appraised at $13 million! Although your church probably doesn’t have a Picasso …

Church Growth Fueled by Church Web Traffic Growth

Church Growth Fueled by Church Web Traffic Growth

Churches are rightly concerned about diminishing congregations. While the numbers vary, according to Dr. Richard J. Krejcir, “every year more than 4000 churches close their doors.” Additionally, Krejcir asserts, “every year, 2.7 million church members fall into inactivity.” True answers to this problem are nuanced, but one avenue worth exploring is, is church growth fueled by church web traffic growth? …

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Church Stewardship Ministry Growth Campaigns

Church Stewardship Ministry Growth Campaigns provide traffic to your Church Stewardship Ministry from people seeking help with budgeting, retirement, and debt. Did you know that every day people outside the church and around your campus search for a ministry you offer? Doesn’t it make sense to connect with these people and let them know you have a solution to their problem? The …

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Church Plant and Shoes for Kids

When Trace Christian Church begin as a church plant, they did so wanting to grow by inviting people to serve. How? By raising shoes for the foster care system in Colorado. Kicks for Kids was a huge success. We stepped in to help spread the word and make that happen. The campaign was launched and they hit the ground running …

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Debt Free Church: Journey Church

Journey Church’s Efforts for a Debt Free Church Is it possible to have a debt free church? Journey Church—a safe and stable congregation in Roswell, Georgia, a bustling suburb of Atlanta—would say YES! It began with a whisper, a call from on high. The message was clear and unwavering: “Sell Everything.” In February of 2016 they did just that, and …

Digital Church Growth Measurement

Digital church growth measurement is an important way for church leaders to understand how their church growth curve is progressing. Here are channels that should be measured: Monthly church website visits Church Facebook Likes Church Google activity Size of church’s email list Other digital church growth measurement Church Facebook activity Church Video Channel views Digital Church Growth Measurement When digital traffic is …

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Church Growth – Inviting the Outsiders In

Church growth involves reaching non-believers who are in various stages of their faith journey. Some are seekers and some are advanced in their understanding of scripture, their prayer life, and their involvement with the church, or lack thereof. This varied audience necessitates different messaging outside the walls of the church than within the current body. As a general rule churches will …

Church Web Traffic Precedes Church Growth

If you want a reliable way to predict church growth, plot the curve on their church web traffic. Usually, if the church web traffic is trending upward, then the church likely growing. If the church web traffic is trending downward, then the church is likely shrinking. In fact, web traffic is as important to measure as church attendance. The internet has …