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
Google has plenty of free* products generally, but there are a few premium services they offer only to qualifying nonprofits. Check out these 3 free things you get from Google for Nonprofits: This just in: since publishing this post, I’ve discovered that Google for Nonprofits has recently updated their process. Now you must register with
Church planting never goes quite like you think it’s going to. Some things will go better than you’ve imagined. Other things will be harder. A few planters will have to decide whether to push back church launch. What I mean by pushing back launch is punting until the next launch season, like from fall to
As part of the branding process, you’ll be working with a designer to create a logo. When it’s finalized, you’ll want to get these 12 church logo files from your designer. You’re going to need to use your church logo in lots of different ways. You’d be surprised at what a challenge that can be.
Networking is when you’re meeting with civic officials, business leaders, community groups, nonprofits, etc. Here are 6 great reasons to go network in your community today. I’m sure I don’t have hard numbers to prove it, but I would argue that there’s a tangible difference in the health of a church plant between planters that
As you’re creating the brand for your new church plant, one of your challenges will be to claim consistent social usernames. Learn from my mistake. I already have this problem: On Twitter I’m @plantingtactics And on Instagram I’m @plantingtactics But on Facebook I’m /churchplantingtactics And sadly on Google Plus I’m /113079890154934621964 (I think that means
Church sub-calendars are a great way to keep everything organized at your church. Setting them up is relatively easy and it solves the following 3 problems. Whether or not you’re a program-driven church, there are things that happen in the life of your church each year. Keeping them all straight is important. If you use
As you’re building the website for your church plant, you should consider including church staff video bios instead of just pictures on your staff page. Staff Pages Rank High Most people will check out a church’s website before their first visit. But which pages do they hit when they’re deciding whether or not to come?
You have a sponsoring or supporting church that wants to send a missions team to help you get your new church plant started. Want some good uses of the free labor? Here are 5 creative ideas for church missions teams: These ideas are roughly in chronological order based on when a planter would typically use