Engage More Visitors with an Effective Church Website
Have you taken a good, long look at whether you have an effective church website lately? It could be costing you new visitors. When a potential visitor comes to your site, what impression are they getting? Is it helpful ...
Launching Well: 5 Helpful Tips for Church Planting
Without a doubt, much prayer and energy is invested in church planting. Church planting pastors are pulled in many directions, while juggling a variety of responsibilities. And all this with a limited amount of time. As ...
Don’t let your church parking lot put a speed bump in your growth!
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 y ...
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 […]
It was a September Sunday morning in 2015 when my friend Lee Strobel raised the idea of adapting his best-selling, non-fiction book, The Case for Christ, into a movie. We were chewing the fat together at Mission Hills Church in Littleton, CO, following the service at which he had just spoken. It had been a […]
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.
As I was preparing for my third church Easter celebration as a lead pastor, I remember wrestling with the desire to make Easter fresh for those who attended our church. Many of them had been following Jesus and attending church for more years than I had even been alive. How could Easter capture them in […]
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 […]
Easter is the most important day on the church calendar. Not only is it the day Jesus won the victory over death; it’s the day more people become Christians than any other day. I want to take full advantage of this once-a-year opportunity. How would these fourteen tactics make a difference for Easter at your church this year?
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.
As pastoral leaders, we’ve all struggled at one time or another—and it’s my hope you can use the church planter advice I am about to share. We are all passionate about the God’s call in our lives. The responsibility of that call is heavy. Not necessarily in a burdensome way, but in a very […]
A young woman recently shared her thoughts with Outreach on the upcoming movie The Shack and the impact the fictional novel had on her life, as well as her walk with the Lord. This modern-day parable of a man struggling with his relationship with God helped her find the courage to seek out the true answers […]
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 […]