If you’re on a budget and find WordPress confusing, there are several other DIY church website options. I’ve leaned into this a little harder recently because I continue to get calls for help from confused pastors who just can’t figure out their WordPress sites. I know all the arguments about its unparalleled power and customizabilitiness.
As you plan your church plant website, you’ll have to decide which software to build it with. Consider these pros and cons of a WordPress church website. I’ve helped dozens of church planters get started on their websites. The most popular site building software has been WordPress. A WordPress Church Website Has Advantages …including: Low
Third in a series of posts about community mapping tools, here’s another free tool to help you learn your community: postal carrier route maps. One of the challenges of getting the word out in your community is planning time & resources to let every household know about the grand opening of your worship gatherings. Knowing
Falling in love with your community can be easy; doing the hard work of really getting to know it can take more effort. Here’s another free tool to help you learn your community: school boundary maps. One of the challenges of demographics research is cutting through the averages. Your report says that the average income
If you’re requiring them to raise their own support, there are a couple of ways church plant staff fundraising will be different. It’s common for overseas missionaries to raise funds to cover their own in-the-field expenses. Full-time, vocational church planters should follow that example for their church plant (you’re a missionary to your community, right?).
Should you give your church plant staff fundraising requirements? You could have a bigger staff if they could offset some or all of their own salaries. Every full-time, vocational church planter should raise funds for their plant. It’s as least as much for the vision casting practice as for the resources. But you can certainly
Planting a church is about building relationships, and many friendships start online these days. Here are 3 online ideas for connecting in your community. So many of us are living in ever-growing metros and densely-populated areas, and yet we seem to have never felt so isolated and alone. Use all the tools at your disposal
Awareness of food allergies and dietary restrictions have been on the rise. With all the clamor about gluten-free this and gluten-free that, here are some things you need to know if you’re going to offer gluten-free communion. I went to the grand opening of a church plant in San Francisco years ago. I’d probably heard
Recording church offerings before it all goes to the bank can be complicated for portable churches. Here are a couple of ideas to make the job easier and more secure for your Offering Counting Team. Portable churches have a special challenge when it comes to recording church offerings. You have to collect the offering, count
Use these free community mapping tools to help you do the hard missionary work of learning your community. Taking notes and marking things down on a saved online map will become invaluable as your network, serve and get the word out in your community. Radius Around an Address I am at the Exponential West conference