With everything going on in the world today, churches are called to be a source of light and hope in the darkness by sharing the love of Christ. During these unprecedented times, churches are experiencing more challenges than ever before as many are operating at a lower capacity or physically closed.
Are you looking to reach new people and grow your congregation? Maybe you’re a new church with aggressive growth goals or perhaps your church has hit a plateau when it comes to growth and doesn’t know how to move forward. Having an engaging website with a strong multi-channel online presence is a great strategy for drawing in new people and reconnecting with past visitors who may have drifted away from the church.
In today’s world, church leaders are needed now more than ever and are looked to as a source of hope, strength, and courage. At Missional Marketing, we value our church leaders and understand the challenges they face regularly. It’s normal for church leaders to feel anxious, intimidated, inadequate, and burnt out at times.
If you’re looking for the best church growth books to take your church to the next level, you’ve come to the right place!
We’re bringing to you our top 50 picks of the best church growth books out there.
After reading these church growth books, you’ll know: 1) how to diagnose your church’s health,
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.
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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?
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