This season of social distancing and physical isolation from one another has presented churches with both challenges and opportunities. Pastors and other church leaders accustomed to the joys and benefits of personal contact with their congregations have been forced to re-imagine what “doing church” looks like. That’s been the big challenge.
How to Run Your Church Smoothly and Grow It With Google’s Apps for Churches
In today’s Google-dominated internet world, it should come as welcome news that churches with any congregation size and with all ranges of budgets can use Google solutions for both administrative and marketing operations.
With its robust and seamlessly integrated G Suite (including apps like Gmail,
Normal, everyday life in 2020 would typically prompt churches to consider the ways they could strengthen their digital presence. After all, the world today consists of people checking out establishments — whether they’re stores, restaurants, hotels, or yes, churches — online first, before ever visiting them in person. People use search engines like Google to get critical information about a business,
We intend for the following resource to be a comprehensive guide to everything a church should need to know about Google My Business. We’ve broken this content down into three sections:
Understanding Google My Business and Local Searches outlines what Google My Business is and why it’s important. We’ll also explore the meaning of local searches,
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 for in-person services no longer exists,
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,
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,
In his 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.
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 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,
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,
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?
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 as a new 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,
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 going up,
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.
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