I’ve been lucky enough to speak at a number conferences. I’ve asked the question “How many of you have databases on your congregation?” Many have something. When you dive a little deeper though, the information they have is, well, small and basic. From the data and relationships you have in your church, can you truly say you really know your people?[Read more…] about Know Your People; Unleash Them For Mission
We’ve talked about the differences between online and face-to-face relationships before. This time, however, we have a unique opportunity to compare the two experiences in a real A/B comparison–online vs face to face.
Jeremy shares his experience as a counselor who worked entirely face-to-face, to have the chance to switch to 100% online sessions with the same people.[Read more…] about COVID Contrast: Online vs Face to Face[Podcast #311]
With all of the lock-downs and social distancing from COVID-19, how are churches connecting with community? How is your church connecting with your wider community? How is it connecting within its own church community?[Read more…] about Churches Connecting with Community During COVID-19 [Podcast #303]
Every church should have a constant stream of new people through its doors. People exploring faith should feel welcome in our churches. Never get it twisted; everything about visitors is also in the core mission of the church. The church is one place that exists for people who are not yet in it. Thus, guests, visitors, VIPs or whatever you call them matter, a lot. Engaging visitors after they visit your church is important. It is core to the assignment Jesus gave his Church.
So, it matters that church websites are up to date. That they are not still encouraging people to attend that 2013 outing. It is also important that church websites reflect an experience at their church well. (Rethink those stock photos and videos.) Make sure that your church times, locations and other details are accurate.[Read more…] about Engaging Visitors After They Visit Your Church