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
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
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.
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
You’ve probably run into this: you want to send out a newsletter or important announcement but some people prefer email, some text and some social media. Who has time to manage multiple communication channels? One of the ironies of our age of communication is that communicating as a organization can be harder. It’s easier and
Keeping your intercessory prayer team up-to-date and praying for you can be easier if you pick one of these prayer team software tools. Missionaries to countries across the globe commonly set up a prayer team back home that covers them in prayer while they’re in the field. As a missionary to your own community, you
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
Have you ever been confused about whether to use a church Page vs church Group on Facebook? No, they aren’t the same thing, and you should probably know the difference before you jump in. The further you get down the path of using either a church Page vs church Group on Facebook, the harder it