Meet Katherine Bulaon: Stay on top form for a thriving church event

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.

How to Create a Successful Church Event

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?

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

When you look at recent literature on attracting and retaining church attendees it almost entirely focuses on the millennial generation. ChurchDesk is itself guilty of that bias, and with good reason: 35% of millennials do not identify with any religion at all. If this trend continues, without intervention we are increasingly likely to see empty church buildings and a diminishing number of congregations managing to survive. It must be written about, and action must be taken. However, this doesn’t mean we should focus on the younger generation at the detriment of older, loyal members. Technology is a great tool for spreading your message and engaging a younger audience, 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?

How to Make a Good Contributions Project

Many of those involved in the church have fantastic ideas about what events to throw, how to get more people involved and the best ways to make your church building an inviting place to be. Unfortunately, many of those ideas cost money. On top of the bills, wages and necessary maintenance costs… how can you ever find the funds to explore these?

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