Summer Message from Christian

The summer is now almost over, and we’ve made lots of exciting announcements over the last few months, which you can read more about here. I’d also like to share some thoughts with all you who have joined us on our journey.

From communication to relationships: A new version of People

ChurchDesk was founded to help churches engage with their members and communities. This is why we built People - we wanted to enable personal, targeted, and real-time communication.

Three steps to make your church website stand out on Google

Every church dreams of setting up a website that attracts loads of visitors. Follow these three steps to maximise your chances of appearing prominently in Google’s search results.

A man with a mission

Christian Steffensen has built a highly successful tech company that helps churches to flourish. Tim Gibson meets an entrepreneur with a difference.

Five ways your church can use technology to grow

Want to be a growing church? Here are five tech tips to help you achieve your objectives. If there’s one word that encapsulates the priorities of the vast majority of UK churches, it’s “growth”.

How to attract young people to your church

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.

Grow Your Church Membership and Boost Attendance Through SMS Messaging

When you implement a text messaging solution (SMS) in your church to communicate with new and existing parishioners, you are tapping into a powerful form of communication.

New Forms to help your church save time and connect with more people

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.

We are ChurchDesk: Meet Nana

At ChurchDesk we are proud to have such a hardworking team. We want you to see their brilliance too, so we will be giving you an introduction to some of our employees and an insight into what they do over following series of articles.

New feature: Reporting on messages

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.

The State of Volunteering in Churches Today: Dismal or Delightful?

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?

Facebook: an Essential Part 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.

We are ChurchDesk: Meet Feyi

At ChurchDesk we are proud to have such a hardworking team. We want you to see their brilliance too, so we will be giving you an introduction to some of our employees and an insight into what they do over following series of articles.

How to Make Tech Work for Your Seniors

Technology is a great tool for spreading your message and engaging a younger audience in the church, but it shouldn’t be used in such a manner that it shuts out your senior parish members.

New Head of Sales to Create Better Experience for Customers

ChurchDesk is continuously growing, becoming a stronger and more experienced company. Last year, we hired a new CMO (Chief Marketing Officer) and CPO (Chief Product Officer). We also oversaw new Sales and Customer Success teams. This year, we begin our expansion with the hiring of a new Head of Sales, Riccardo Adragna. Riccardo’s hiring should help strengthen the core of our company, and we believe his extensive experience in this field will create significant value for our customers.

What is Data? Why should you care?

At ChurchDesk we often promote the collection and use of data, and encourage our users to incorporate it into all aspects of their church. But we sometimes hear that churches feel this is not necessary - merely a nicety if they find the time, or even a distraction from the core mission of the church. Some even feel this is an invasion of their congregation’s privacy. We believe this is a misunderstanding of the function data plays. So what really is “data”, and why should your church care about it?

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