Is your website keeping people away from your church? There’s a simple way to begin answering that question. Begin tracking this metric to inform you of a few things:
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Apple made some big announcements recently that could pretty significantly impact how churches use apps to engage their congregations. I reached out to Sean Buchanan from Aware3 to help us understand what church leaders need to understand about this shift:
Nearly every church has a “What We Believe” section of its website. Most of them are full of statements only other Christians — usually Christians from the same denomination — would understand or even care about…
Leaders See It First: An Interview with Christ Harbor United Methodist Church on Sidestepping Stuckness
His church was actually increasing in attendance, giving and small groups, but the rate of that increase was slowing. That’s what led John to see stuckness in their future if they didn’t dig into the church’s health and strategy and take action.
We are losing the content battle. Searching people are finding answers from everyone but the local church. Communication in the church needs to be more active now than ever.
Ginghamsburg Church in Ohio has quite the history of growth and effective church leadership. Mike Slaughter, the current Senior Pastor, has become known as an early innovator in multiple areas of ministry. So, how does succession work in a church with a history of leadership like that? We caught up with Mike and incoming lead pastor Chris Heckaman to get their insights as this church enters a new season.
We recently asked our consultants the church leadership trends they’ve noticed over the past year. Here are some of their insights:
With most churches preaching in decades-old formats, I wonder if pastors are equipped for the direction of future preaching. So, where do we go from here?
Want to expand your message’s reach? Here are two simple streaming tools few churches are leveraging to their maximum potential.
It’s so much easier to read the headlines — to watch the show and allow the stereotypes to create monsters out of the people coming behind us — than it is to listen. If we refuse to engage on a personal level with the people we go before, our churches will never succeed in reaching Millennials.
Most organizational communication problems are really something else. Still, when churches sense their message isn’t getting through, they often dive headfirst into changing the technology or the graphics, trying more announcements, redesigning the site, etc. Perhaps you lead at one of those churches. The problem is they are often trying to solve the wrong challenge…
Your vision is not your to-do list. It’s not the event calendar. It’s not your preaching schedule. It’s not your building repairs. It’s not your most pressing need. It’s easy to reduce vision to the next thing to be done. But the action items on your list are supporting players, and though they are very important ones, they too often grow to a gargantuan size, blocking out all light from the true aim — the very reason why you have a list at all.