Announcements are kind of the worst, aren’t they? In most worship services, the pastor wants more time to speak, the band wants more time to play, and the congregation sure doesn’t seem to care what your executive pastor has to say about next Sunday’s bake sale for your missionaries in Thailand. And yet, all your … Read moreAnnouncement Timing: When to Schedule Announcements in Your Church Service
Too often in churches the Sunday morning announcement is the go-to communication channel. When anyone wants something communicated, they want a platform announcement. That’s a terrible idea. Announcements should be the last resort. Do something else. Ministry leaders may love church announcements, but they’re not exactly the most effective: The more you announce, the less … Read moreAnnouncements Should Be the Last Resort
Fall is on its way, which means vacation season is drawing to an end and church members who have been away will be back in regular attendance soon. If your place of worship has experienced the traditional summer giving slump, here are four ways to prepare your church giving for when your members return home. … Read morePrepare Your Church Giving for the End of Summer Rush
Think social media is irrelevant to your ministry? Think again. Every second, 11 new people join a social media network. About 60% of Instagram users access their account every day. The amount of Facebook users over age 65 has increased 20% since last year. No matter what generation they’re a part of, almost every member … Read moreBlog Series Kickoff: How Can Social Media Support Your Church?