Want to be a growing church? Here are five tech tips to help you achieve your objectives
Every church wants to increase the number of young people in its congregation. Tim Gibson asks a range of experts how best to do it
Ask a church member what they most want from their minister or priest and you’ll very often encounter the same reply: “We want more young people in our church.”
When you implement a church text messaging solution to communicate with new and existing parishioners, you are tapping into a powerful form of communication. New visitors to your church often want to learn how to become more involved, while active parishioners may want more ways to stay connected. When you use texting to reach your church members, you will also be able to reach your younger parishioners using their favorite medium of communication. Text messages are read quickly, as most people are constantly attached to their phone.
At ChurchDesk we strive to make your jobs easier. An online form is an important tool for that but users reported that our old Forms were too complicated to use. So we set out to create a completely new version of our Forms to improve that.
ChurchDesk’s new forms feature makes it easier than ever to organise events, as Katherine Bulaon from Jesus Voice of Hope church discovered while planning a Mother’s Day conference.
Church are known for being vibrant communities who enjoy spending time together. Whether it be through silent prayer, concerts, community outreach or children’s sunday school you can often find congregations looking for groups where they can gather to spread God’s message. The question is whether your church is providing the events that your congregation desire? And are those events involving and engaging the congregation?
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We recently introduced a great new feature in "Reporting" that allows you to understand the effect on all messages - both emails and text messages (SMS). Now you can see who opens, clicks or doesn't receive your messages. This is the first step to help you understand the impact of all the efforts you put into your communication. It also allows you to start experimenting and comparing what works and what does not.
Volunteers are an essential part of any church, and are fundamental to its success. But what is the current situation churches are facing in terms of their volunteers, and what does this say about the state of the church?
Imagine you spend weeks planning a youth event at your church, only for no one to show up. Or envisage countless hours dedicated to organising your Christian Concert, that no one turns up to hear. For some churches, unfortunately this sounds all too familiar. They plan incredibly exciting events, but for some reason the message doesn’t seem to be getting out, and they aren’t reaching enough people.