How well are you managing your church brand? “Brand Architecture” isn’t a term you hear often in the church world, but it’s a concept you experience.
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Interestingly, most churches launch in a rented space, so more volunteers are needed to set up and tear down the worship and community spaces each week. Having a strategy for finding, training, and keeping volunteers happy is critical for the success of your church. Here are five key considerations as you begin your portable volunteer strategy.
Your church’s vision is to be treasured, fought for, and communicated with passion and clarity. However, there is something that can suffocate the vision given by God in a church leader’s heart – debt. Here’s how you can slay the debt monster:
A church building that clearly communicates its congregation’s story can lift the spirit, increase member engagement, and multiply its reach into the local community. Does your building communicate your story?
With multisite more common, deciding which campus pastor role is best for your church is a helpful place to begin thinking about your church staffing needs. Here are five different types of Campus Pastors that we’ve helped churches find depending on their multisite strategy.
If your church has a website, that means you’re ahead of the game, right? Not necessarily. Chances are that your site probably needs to be updated and here are five places that need the most attention.
You’re likely to see fewer faces in the audience over the next few months. Since you can’t rely on your congregation hearing announcements from the stage, communicating with your congregation over the summer can be a bit more challenging. Here are some tips to stay connected even while people are traveling for the summer:
The Summer Slump. Every church leader knows exactly what those words mean. It means a drop in attendance, decreased participation, and reduced giving. This can be demoralizing as the ministry attempts to make progress toward the vision with less people and money. So, what is a church leader to do?
Our definition of stewardship has been skewed into the idea that an assembly line is the most effective way to produce something.
While most churches implement a number of systems to help them carry out their mission, assimilation can often get lost in the shuffle. But assimilation, the process through which we build relationships and connections, lays the foundation for a visitor’s meaningful immersion in the church, and subsequently, their intentional discipleship.
Just when you think you’ve got the latest social media platform figured out (Snapchat, anyone?), another one pops up. While the long-term favorites of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest don’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon, something new is quickly becoming more popular.
We’re meant to share space and break bread with one another, and the community at large. When you implement these environmental upgrade strategies in your church, you’ll find that you spend less time plastering the community with posters and flyers, and more time where it’s most important: welcoming church and community members alike into your sacred, shared space.