How Your Children’s Ministry Can Help Grow Your Church

Grow Your Church Through Your Children's Ministry

As you begin inviting your community to church, it’s important to ensure you have a great children’s ministry or child-friendly amenities. Chances are, you will often be reaching families who have children in the home. Making parents and kids feel comfortable in your church is a huge step toward turning visitors into returning guests and eventually […]

Evaluating Your Church Signs: The Importance of Good Signage to Your Ministry

The Importance of Church Signs for Your Ministry

As you begin reaching out to new families in your community, you do need to think about things you take for granted—like your church signs. While you and your members may know where to park, where the children’s areas are and all the unique names of your ministries, your new visitors will not. It’s vital […]

Church Marketing Best Practices: Part One

Church Marketing Best Practices

No one wants to think about “marketing” the church or church marketing best practices. The terms sound commercial and can make is seem like there is a lack of faith that God will bring in visitors. But in today’s post-Christian society, churches can no longer count on having visitors show up just because the doors […]

Help Your Church Greeter Team Become Super Greeters

Church Greeters - Make the Super Greeters

A well-trained church greeter team is a huge help to visitors who are brand new to your church. As you reach out to your community and invite them to get to know you, you will find that many of your new visitors have never been to church before—ever. Your church is like a foreign country […]

How to Prepare Your Church Easter Celebration – Part 2: Easter Sunday Church Tips

Easter Sunday Church Tips

It’s been said that Easter Sunday is like the Super Bowl for pastors, and with helpful Easter Sunday church tips, we can help make it easy to create a successful event. In part one of this series, we talked about spiritual preparation. Now, we’ll discuss preparation of the church itself. Easter has the highest attendance of any church event. This means it’s the day when your church is most visible and when you attract people who normally don’t attend. And, as the saying goes, you only get one chance to make a great first impression.

The Power of a Church-wide Campaign to Engage, Connect and Grow Your Ministry

The Power of A Church Wide Campaign to Engage Connect and Grow

When you want to move your people forward—all in the same direction—a church-wide campaign is the perfect solution. Church-wide campaigns unite your church with a single theme that carries across your sermons and small group studies. Your entire church family will focus on the same spiritual messages for a concentrated period of time. But church campaigns […]

Spring Church Event Ideas to Build Attendance!

spring church event ideas

Spring is in the air (or will be soon) and while it’s important to concentrate on the big event on the calendar, Easter, it’s also a great time to plan other spring church event ideas. Exciting events boost attendance and increase your church’s visibility in the community. Getting Your Spring Outreach Started Begin hosting events […]

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“We had 107 people for Christmas Eve! We usually run in the high 40’s lower 50’s on a normal Sunday. While families had relatives in from out of town, there were many faces in the crowd no one knew. So, the direct mail postcards did the job!”

— Pastor Boley, Lost Creek UMC, WV

3 Secrets to Effective Church Marketing (Part 3 of 3)

In Part 2 of this article, we discussed Creating a Ministry Marketing Plan. Part 3 explores the best way to make a lasting first impression. Secret Three: Make a Lasting First Impression and Adding Members from New Visitors You’ve built an amazing church marketing team and followed your strategic outreach plan. But effective church marketing doesn’t end there! It’s […]

Lee Strobel’s Testimony

 

A atheist-turned-Christian, Lee Strobel is a former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and best-selling author of more than twenty books, including The Case For Christ. In this brief testimony, he describes his journey from atheism to belief in Christ. Lee Strobel is also the subject of the upcoming feature film, The Case for Christ.

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