Using your church website to grow your Children’s Ministry

Minimalism is so in right now.  Designers the world over are agreeing that less is definitely more, and we’re seeing clean, scaled back designs everywhere, from websites to business cards to wedding invites.  We’re getting rid of the clutter and bringing things back to their beautiful basics.

Even in the way we write; blogs are shorter, webpages have less words on them,…

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Five heartfelt, yet affordable, gifts for church volunteers

If your church is anything like mine, you cherish your volunteers.  Without these faithful servants who sacrifice their time and energy for the cause of Christ, our churches couldn’t come close to achieving all we’ve seen this year.  If you’re a volunteer at your church – we thank God for you!

More and more churches are taking up the fantastic initiative of Volunteer Appreciation Evenings –…

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Churches, your email is important

We all love stats, so here is one about email:

Worldwide email use continues to grow at a healthy pace. In 2015, the number of worldwide email users will be nearly 2.6 billion. By the end of 2019, the number of worldwide email users will increase to over 2.9 billion. Over one-third of the worldwide population will be using email by year-end 2019. – source

The point I…

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That weird, “in-between” stage

Think about the church you’re in right now. The church you’re committed to. The church you give to. The church where you serve. Now, think back to before you ever set foot in its doors.

At one stage, you were a visitor. A newbie. A stranger. A newcomer. An outsider. Whatever word you want to use, there was a stage when you weren’t, and…

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Stop asking for photographers at your church events!

Okay, I admit, the title of this blog is slightly misleading… We do think you should arrange for someone with photography skills to come prepared to capture shots at your next church event, but we don’t think they should stop there!

Next time you organise an event for your church, be it a women’s night, men’s breakfast, kids’ club, youth retreat or family camp,…

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Four ways your church can prepare for Christmas

Christmas has snuck up on me, once again. While I’m still trying to figure out how on earth it’s December already, those around me have already finished their Christmas shopping, presents wrapped and menu planned.

Hopefully, your church began planning Christmas months ago, and already has a plan, theme and strategy to get you through the Christmas season. But if Christmas has snuck up…

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Three ways to make your church blog awesome

1. Use images
We’ve said it before, but we’ll say it again: People LOVE pictures! Take a look here at some interesting statistics about visual media in marketing. Never post a blog without an image! Adding images will make your posts perform higher in searches and on social media, and your blog posts will be more engaging and attract more traffic. Don’t stress to…

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Six things every visitor to your church wants to know

Visiting a church for the first time can be a strange experience. Most people will feel anywhere between “a little bit awkward” to “downright terrified”. It can be easy to bombard visitors with all kinds of information about your vision, ministries, mid-week groups and events, but here are six easily-forgotten things that first-time visitors actually want to know.

1. Where…

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