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5 Best Online Donation Pages

5 Best Online Donation Pages

Evolving technology has a direct effect on the church, and the trend away from offering plates and towards online donation pages illustrates this fact perfectly. People are doing more in the digital world than ever before, and this turns out to be a blessing during a time of social distancing and lowered attendance.  For your…

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6 Ways to Transition your Church to the Now Way of Giving

As we transition into more effective ways of reaching our goals and missions, let’s take some time to examine practical solutions. If you have been researching digital giving platforms and would like to take your church to the next level, here are some helpful points to remember. 1.      Dedicate time and effort to your platform launch…

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11 Bible Verses About Tithing

Tithes and offerings are a big part of sustaining the church. As leaders, it is our responsibility to teach our flock to give from the heart, for “God loves a cheerful giver”. If the gift feels mandatory or forced, this is not what God intended. Here are a few good verses to remember on the…

The Complete Guide to Church Apps

The Complete Guide to Church Apps

Using church apps to manage your ministry will guarantee your success in the new era of Christianity. As people across the globe get more accustomed to doing things online, church apps are the new normal. Joining fellowships, studying the Bible and being guided spiritually can all be done from the comfort of one’s home. Church leaders…

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10 Truths about Church Tithing

Maintaining a healthy ministry requires consistent church tithing from your parishioners. Ministry leaders who aren’t super involved in finances, however, might not realize just how vital this biblical duty is for the congregation. And among those who do recognize the importance, many haven’t noticed just how tight money might be in the coming months.  The…

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Guide To Creating Awesome Online Donation Pages

In addition to decreased attendance at church services, the amount that parishioners tithe has also been going down recently. This reality has created an environment where online donation pages are an essential aspect of giving to the ministry. If you don’t utilize proven strategies when creating these resources, though, it could be comparable to having…

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10 Best Church Apps for Your Ministry

Best Church Apps for Your Ministry The ministry has had to evolve alongside technology, and nowhere is this more apparent than the multitude of church apps available for smart devices. Pastors and other leaders can use these apps to plan services, schedule events, collect tithes and much more. There are an overwhelming number of apps…

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Church Tithing: Who, What, Where, When and Why

When it comes to keeping a house of worship running, few things are as important as church tithing. You could have some of the most devoted followers in the world, but if your congregation’s financial situation isn’t solid, you’ll find it difficult to continue doing God’s work.  Of course, many people have questions about tithing…

10 Great Christian Memes to Share

10 Great Christian Memes to Share

Part of being a pastor these days is taking advantage of new themes and trends – and there’s nothing trendier out there in the world than memes! You only have to take a quick glance at Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to see just how important memes are. These simple images and text distill complex messages…

Virtual Church

NonProfit Accounting Made Easy with These 7 Platforms

Matthew, one of Jesus first apostles, was a tax collector. Besides becoming one of the most influential disciples in the New Testament, he no doubt had lots of practical financial management advice for the church. Reading through the Book of Matthew, observe how he wrote a lot on giving, recording the Lord’s conversations, specific sermons covering…

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7 Predictions for the Churches of the Future

Recent world events have shifted the way churches operate dramatically. From packed auditoriums and church services, to exclusive online streaming and digital meetings, Christians across the globe are having to adapt and transition in the midst of uncertainty. How can church leaders protect their church while growing and nurturing it? The key is in preparing for the…

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8 Best Church Email Marketing Strategies to implement TODAY

One of the most efficient ways to reach your church members and donors is through email marketing. This involves careful content planning and a well-crafted message with each email. If you are not wise or prayerful with your email marketing strategy, your emails can end up more like spam in peoples inboxes, and will not serve your…

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20 Quick Tips to Grow Your Church Email List

Ministry leaders are increasingly seeing the benefits of effective church email marketing and other digital outreach. This has sent many on a quest to find or create great content that will appeal to their congregants. Unfortunately, a subpar email list is an often overlooked problem that could easily negate otherwise effective efforts.  If your church’s…

Pastors should Blog

5 Reasons Pastors and Ministry Leaders Should Blog

No matter what industry you work in, whether it is technology, retail, or spirituality, people will wonder what gives you the authority to speak on certain topics.  In a global marketplace where it is becoming increasingly harder to be seen and heard, establishing your unique voice is critically important. The people who get to the…

Church Health

A Guide to Measuring Church Health

Accurately measuring your church’s health is an essential aspect of continuing your ministry. When doing this, however, are numbers all that matter? Revenue is obviously an important consideration, but what about emotional connections and overall strength? The following information can help you measure your congregation’s health by determining growth, audience and other important factors. What…

Church Outreach

How to Use Your Survey Results to Give Back to Your Donors

In March, we talked about how to boost revenue with donor surveys. Although it’s important to remain mindful of donor motivations and barriers to giving, you’ll want to take a more in-depth approach in terms of donor retention. According to the 2016 Fundraising Effectiveness Report, the average donor retention rate was 46 percent. Whether you are a…

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Pastor Teaching Tips: Don’t Do These 10 Things When You’re Teaching

Everything you do, say, and write about as a church leader has great significance. Your mission and calling is to lead the congregation and clergy, and this takes wisdom and prudence. For churches that focus on training their pastors, these pastor teaching tips are invaluable. But instead of focusing on what might be obvious, here are some common mistakes…

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6 Reasons Your Church Needs Digital Giving and Donor Management Software

You may have a thriving, successful church ministry. But if you are not focusing on developing your donors, you won’t last long. Besides regular meetups, services, and outreach programs, how can you stay in touch with your donors, help them to grow spiritually, and ensure that you are giving them as much value as you can?…

Virtual Church

Finding Inspiration for Your Virtual Church

While your church may have embraced the digital age a long time ago, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted society in unexpected ways. That means, in light of stay-at-home orders and general precautions, many churches have gone entirely virtually. Of course, although your church may look quite different today, that doesn’t mean you have to struggle…

Parish Data Systems: Parish Data System Review 2019

Parish Data Systems: Parish Data System Review 2019

Technological advancements have made Parish Data Systems (PDS) useful for churches across the globe. Let’s take a look at specific features and functionality, everything you need to know on PDS. What is A Parish Data System? Parish Data System, often referred to as PDS, is a hybrid church management platform which is intended to automate your daily…

5 Best Online Donation Pages

5 Best Online Donation Pages

Evolving technology has a direct effect on the church, and the trend away from offering plates and towards online donation pages illustrates this fact perfectly. People are doing more in the digital world than ever before, and this turns out to be a blessing during a time of social distancing and lowered attendance.  For your…

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6 Ways to Transition your Church to the Now Way of Giving

As we transition into more effective ways of reaching our goals and missions, let’s take some time to examine practical solutions. If you have been researching digital giving platforms and would like to take your church to the next level, here are some helpful points to remember. 1.      Dedicate time and effort to your platform launch…

bible tithing

11 Bible Verses About Tithing

Tithes and offerings are a big part of sustaining the church. As leaders, it is our responsibility to teach our flock to give from the heart, for “God loves a cheerful giver”. If the gift feels mandatory or forced, this is not what God intended. Here are a few good verses to remember on the…

The Complete Guide to Church Apps

The Complete Guide to Church Apps

Using church apps to manage your ministry will guarantee your success in the new era of Christianity. As people across the globe get more accustomed to doing things online, church apps are the new normal. Joining fellowships, studying the Bible and being guided spiritually can all be done from the comfort of one’s home. Church leaders…

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10 Truths about Church Tithing

Maintaining a healthy ministry requires consistent church tithing from your parishioners. Ministry leaders who aren’t super involved in finances, however, might not realize just how vital this biblical duty is for the congregation. And among those who do recognize the importance, many haven’t noticed just how tight money might be in the coming months.  The…

Donation page

Guide To Creating Awesome Online Donation Pages

In addition to decreased attendance at church services, the amount that parishioners tithe has also been going down recently. This reality has created an environment where online donation pages are an essential aspect of giving to the ministry. If you don’t utilize proven strategies when creating these resources, though, it could be comparable to having…

17027851954_450435f542_b

10 Best Church Apps for Your Ministry

Best Church Apps for Your Ministry The ministry has had to evolve alongside technology, and nowhere is this more apparent than the multitude of church apps available for smart devices. Pastors and other leaders can use these apps to plan services, schedule events, collect tithes and much more. There are an overwhelming number of apps…

tithing

Church Tithing: Who, What, Where, When and Why

When it comes to keeping a house of worship running, few things are as important as church tithing. You could have some of the most devoted followers in the world, but if your congregation’s financial situation isn’t solid, you’ll find it difficult to continue doing God’s work.  Of course, many people have questions about tithing…

10 Great Christian Memes to Share

10 Great Christian Memes to Share

Part of being a pastor these days is taking advantage of new themes and trends – and there’s nothing trendier out there in the world than memes! You only have to take a quick glance at Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to see just how important memes are. These simple images and text distill complex messages…

Virtual Church

NonProfit Accounting Made Easy with These 7 Platforms

Matthew, one of Jesus first apostles, was a tax collector. Besides becoming one of the most influential disciples in the New Testament, he no doubt had lots of practical financial management advice for the church. Reading through the Book of Matthew, observe how he wrote a lot on giving, recording the Lord’s conversations, specific sermons covering…

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7 Predictions for the Churches of the Future

Recent world events have shifted the way churches operate dramatically. From packed auditoriums and church services, to exclusive online streaming and digital meetings, Christians across the globe are having to adapt and transition in the midst of uncertainty. How can church leaders protect their church while growing and nurturing it? The key is in preparing for the…

church email marketing

8 Best Church Email Marketing Strategies to implement TODAY

One of the most efficient ways to reach your church members and donors is through email marketing. This involves careful content planning and a well-crafted message with each email. If you are not wise or prayerful with your email marketing strategy, your emails can end up more like spam in peoples inboxes, and will not serve your…

Email Markerinf

20 Quick Tips to Grow Your Church Email List

Ministry leaders are increasingly seeing the benefits of effective church email marketing and other digital outreach. This has sent many on a quest to find or create great content that will appeal to their congregants. Unfortunately, a subpar email list is an often overlooked problem that could easily negate otherwise effective efforts.  If your church’s…

Pastors should Blog

5 Reasons Pastors and Ministry Leaders Should Blog

No matter what industry you work in, whether it is technology, retail, or spirituality, people will wonder what gives you the authority to speak on certain topics.  In a global marketplace where it is becoming increasingly harder to be seen and heard, establishing your unique voice is critically important. The people who get to the…

Church Health

A Guide to Measuring Church Health

Accurately measuring your church’s health is an essential aspect of continuing your ministry. When doing this, however, are numbers all that matter? Revenue is obviously an important consideration, but what about emotional connections and overall strength? The following information can help you measure your congregation’s health by determining growth, audience and other important factors. What…

Church Outreach

How to Use Your Survey Results to Give Back to Your Donors

In March, we talked about how to boost revenue with donor surveys. Although it’s important to remain mindful of donor motivations and barriers to giving, you’ll want to take a more in-depth approach in terms of donor retention. According to the 2016 Fundraising Effectiveness Report, the average donor retention rate was 46 percent. Whether you are a…

people-girl-alone-praying

Pastor Teaching Tips: Don’t Do These 10 Things When You’re Teaching

Everything you do, say, and write about as a church leader has great significance. Your mission and calling is to lead the congregation and clergy, and this takes wisdom and prudence. For churches that focus on training their pastors, these pastor teaching tips are invaluable. But instead of focusing on what might be obvious, here are some common mistakes…

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6 Reasons Your Church Needs Digital Giving and Donor Management Software

You may have a thriving, successful church ministry. But if you are not focusing on developing your donors, you won’t last long. Besides regular meetups, services, and outreach programs, how can you stay in touch with your donors, help them to grow spiritually, and ensure that you are giving them as much value as you can?…

Virtual Church

Finding Inspiration for Your Virtual Church

While your church may have embraced the digital age a long time ago, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted society in unexpected ways. That means, in light of stay-at-home orders and general precautions, many churches have gone entirely virtually. Of course, although your church may look quite different today, that doesn’t mean you have to struggle…

Parish Data Systems: Parish Data System Review 2019

Parish Data Systems: Parish Data System Review 2019

Technological advancements have made Parish Data Systems (PDS) useful for churches across the globe. Let’s take a look at specific features and functionality, everything you need to know on PDS. What is A Parish Data System? Parish Data System, often referred to as PDS, is a hybrid church management platform which is intended to automate your daily…

Effective Advertising Tips for Churches

Effective Advertising Tips for Churches

The overall goals of businesses and churches are starkly different, but this doesn’t mean there are no similarities between the two. This is most apparent when looking at church advertising needs. If you want your congregation to reach its goals and provide necessary services to the community, you must get the word out. By using…

Best Web Hosting for Church Websites

Best Web Hosting for Church Websites

Every church should have its own website, but you’ll first need hosting services prior to taking your domain live. There are countless options out there, so it can be difficult judging who offers the best web hosting for church websites. At the end of the day, however, it all comes down to your ministry’s specific…

10 Best Church Website Builders

10 Best Church Website Builders

We live in a digital world. It’s a fact of life, and if your church hasn’t adapted to this reality, you’re going to have a difficult time spreading God’s word. As it turns out, there are a variety of reasons your ministry should have a website. From connecting with your parishioners to spreading your mission…

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8 Tips for Helping Pastors Blog Better

Nothing bonds people together like a crisis. In just a few short weeks, we are seeing this happening at the roots of our communities. Yes, people are fearful, they may have lost faith in humanity. They are anxious for the future, and looking for support. But this is where you as a pastor or church…

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How to Remotely Empower Your Congregation

The recent pandemic has caused great disruptions in society. Citizens are required to adhere to social-distancing as a means of reducing the viral spread. As such, your congregation is bound to be affected during this time of separation. The strength of the church is rooted in the unity of its believers. Thus, it is vital to remotely empower your…

Coaching Course Framework: The Old Way vs. The New Way vs. The Now Way

Coaching Course Framework: The Old Way vs. The New Way vs. The Now Way

Today, digital engagement has whole new meaning for churches around the world. With abrupt shifts from the old way of doing things, organizations are scattering to find their footing in the virtual world. Your church is surely no exception, whether you continue to offer physical services while practicing responsible social distancing or if you’ve moved…

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12 Simple and Effective Virtual Church Ideas

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to change the way we live our lives — and how we worship. But how can you lead a congregation when you’re expected to self-quarantine for several weeks?  We can’t hug, shake hands or share food; all the things people expect to do with fellow worshippers. But we can connect on a spiritual…

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How Pastors Can Improve Their Young Adult Ministry

Historically, churches have needed to attract people from a variety of backgrounds to be successful. This fact hasn’t changed much over the years. When looking at current demographics, though, it becomes obvious that growing your young adult ministry has taken on considerable significance. In fact, if current trends are any indication, failing in this endeavor…

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Increasing Virtual Tithing Through Appropriate Surveying

People are coming to church less frequently, and even faithful congregants end up staying home during social distancing measures. These facts have made virtual tithing an essential reality for houses of worship, but even having access to such a useful technology doesn’t guarantee that it will be used. Fortunately, church leaders can use questionnaires and…

Church Outreach

Seven Tips for Using a Blog to Amplify Church Outreach

In 2 Timothy 4:2, the apostle wrote: Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season. A blog is one modern avenue you should not overlook. Use a blog to share your outreach updates, give testimonials, and get your congregation inspired. If you already have a church website, it is easy to start a blog there. To reach…

Donors

10 Ways to Give Back to your Donors

Finding ways to give back to your donors has always been an integral part of running a church. With tithing levels decreasing in recent years and many faithful congregants skipping services due to COVID-19, though, properly thanking your contributors has become more important than ever. Churches are going through difficult times right now, so holding…

Church Informed

Church Health: 7 Secrets to Keeping Your Church Informed

The Scriptures remind us that “the tongue of the wise is health”. As pastors and church health leaders, your work as spiritual healers and guides is vital. With recent events leaving people feeling isolated, cut off, and lonely, you can be sure that their spiritual health is also suffering. How do we stay connected to…

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8 Questions to Ask When Interviewing Pastors

1 Timothy 3:1-13tells us, This [is] a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. Leading a church comes with a unique set of responsibilities; it is not for everyone, but it is an important mission and vital that you find the right people for the job. How do…

Church Outreach

Finding Joy in Your Church Outreach

Your church members have many obligations in their lives. Given the current circumstances, they may be feeling discouraged and disheartened by the state of the world. How do you encourage them to keep attending services and supporting your outreach? The secret to joy lies in finding, as the Bible says, “peace that passes understanding”. If…

Donor Benefits

Top Donor Survey Benefits in Current Times

Developing deep and meaningful relationships with your donors means being there for them in their toughest times, too. And in the recent Covid crisis, you must meet your donors emotional and spiritual needs now, more than ever. Your donors are gripped with uncertainty, just like everyone else. They worry what economic effects Covid will have on…

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How to Optimize Your Church’s Virtual Marketing and Giving Strategies

COVID-19 has forced communities to rapidly move away from in-person group worship to virtual worship. Although many changes are being experienced across the country in terms of congregations, there’s another pressing issue that threatens churches themselves — a lack of funding. Churches rely on the generosity of their community members in order to maintain day-to-day operations…

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5 Ways to Make Giving Easy During a Pandemic

Nonprofit organizations like yours play a critical role in the health and happiness of communities locally and around the world. Yet, when global pandemics like COVID-19 strike, it can seem more difficult than ever to continue seeking the financial support you desperately need. To help, here are five things you can do to make giving…

Stewardship: What Is Stewardship?

Stewardship: What Is Stewardship?

Looking around at the world today, it sometimes seems that the question of ‘what is stewardship’ has more to do with its very existence than the basic definition. Even though stewardship is a quality that’s innate to Christianity, it seems some people are overlooking their spiritual duties. In many cases, though, people simply don’t understand…

Welcome to Our Church

Welcome to Our Church

A church welcome speech is extremely important in leaving first impressions. First-time visitors need to be gradually warmed up to the routine of a congregation. Coming on too strongly might result in poor reception. The same thing applies to a lack of hospitality and attention. Thus, church leaders need to provide a middle ground, where…

Vanco Payment Solutions Review

Vanco Payment Solutions Review

Charitable giving is on the rise, but church giving remains stagnant at best for most congregations. As communities adjust to COVID-19-related social distancing and economic impacts, the majority of churches face significant declines in donations. Simultaneously, an increasing portion of charitable donations come through online giving, or eGiving. Online donations hold major potential. If your church is interested in…

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