Church web sites

Surely, no one now doubts the importance and value of a good website in the overall ministry strategy of the local church? But what makes a church website good? One of the most common mistakes churches make is to not think through who the site is designed to serve – is it primarily for church… Read More


SMS for churches

With social media platforms all the rage for churches to dive into these days, it’s easy to forget about another way to communicating and engaging with your church members and visitors:  The humble txt message. Why txt? Most of us aware that email can be a hit and miss tool when it comes to communicating… Read More


Multitracks

Moving around the Region one of the most common things I come across in our smaller churches is a lack of musicians. Most manage to pull together enough musos to scrape through morning church, but if your church has an evening congregation that averages less than 40-50 people, I’m guessing that you are really struggling… Read More


This is a great little post by Steve Kryger reminding us who the number 1 audience is for our church websites. It is a great reminder that we *think* we’ve got all the expectations of visitors to our website sorted out, until inquiries like some of these roll in! Build your church site for outsiders,… Read More


Free-church-graphics

Via Steve Fogg on Twitter (@stevefogg) comes this really helpful collection of free resources for churches. The focus is on graphics and communications-related resources… http://www.stevefogg.com/2015/07/22/free-church-graphics-resources/… Read More


5 ways to improve your church website

I think most of us understand the importance of having a good church website these days. It’s the digital ‘front door’ to your church, and there are plenty of surveys and studies that show the vast majority of people who are actively looking for a church to attend or try, will first check out the… Read More


Despite many attempts to declare email dead, any church that is concerned to effectively communicate with their members and visitors will be using email extensively. But doing that well is getting harder. If, for example, you email you church members by simply cutting and pasting a whole bunch of emails into the ‘To:’ field in… Read More


If your church has never got around to moving away from a spreadsheet or Word document to manage your church membership records, it’s time you thought again. The issue isn’t just having an up to date list of church members, it’s understanding that effective management of a range of pastoral matters depends on having a… Read More