Effective Church Marketing: Using Awareness and Experience to Get Results

The idea of “church marketing” often causes pastors to cringe.  Many churches understandably balk at the idea of mixing business principles and sharing the faith. They feel like they are somehow diminishing the Gospel. This is despite the fact that today’s business marketing practices are really just modern-day modifications of what missionaries and churches have […]

13 Things to Do Now to Attract New Church Members this Fall

13 Things to Do Now to Attract Fall Visitors

The months of September, October and November have historically been the best months to attract new church members and enfold them into the Kingdom. But, the wisest farmers know that to reap a harvest in the fall requires hard work in the summer! Kids returning to school and fewer vacations make this an ideal season […]

The Power Of Planning Early For Your Fall Outreach At Church

It’s never too early to plan, but it can often be too late if you truly want to be as effective as possible in your fall church outreach. In a recent survey conducted by Ryan Wakefield of Church Marketing University, over 69% of growing churches reported that they are planning their church calendar out by […]

Reach New Neighbors with New Mover Church Marketing

Reach New Neighbors with New Mover Church Marketin

Summer is moving season in the United States, and we’re helping churches everywhere learn how to reach new neighbors with new mover church marketing. More people move between the months of May and September than any other time of the year. And one of the first things they will do in once they’re settled in […]

Don’t let your church parking lot put a speed bump in your growth!

Church Parking Lots

Parking spaces in your church parking lot are a lot like the chairs in your auditorium. There is a fine line between having too many empty ones and having none available (or viewable). As your church starts to grow and you begin getting visitors every weekend, your parking situation needs to be a key consideration. […]

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 […]

The Keys To Evangelism Success: 3 Pastors Share What’s Working

The Keys To Evangelism Success: 3 Pastors Share What’s Working

A few years ago, Kelly Brady was reading 2 Timothy 4:5 when it stopped him in his tracks. The apostle Paul, an evangelist, was telling Timothy, his disciple and a pastor, to “do the work of an evangelist.” Brady is one of a growing number of senior pastors who are rediscovering a personal passion for witness outside the walls of church. They’re swapping traditional evangelism techniques for relational approaches. They’re challenging their members to set aside fears and become creative with evangelism. And they’re partnering “as one church” with other pastors and organizations for communitywide strategies.

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 […]

3 Secrets to Effective Church Marketing (Part 2 of 3)

In Part 1 of this article, we discussed the first secret to effective church marketing: Building a Dynamic Ministry Marketing Team. Part 2 explores the best way to build a ministry marketing plan.  Secret Two: Create a Ministry Marketing Plan  The success of your marketing efforts relies heavily on creating a strategic plan in advance of your […]

3 Secrets to Effective Church Marketing (Part 1 of 3)

If you’re seeking new ways to add members to your church, effective church marketing is a powerful tool for helping your ministry succeed! Marketing is a word that churches often shy away from. That’s largely because they don’t wish to be seen as “selling” religion. However, marketing in the context of faith is merely showing […]

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