Did you know automated thank you notes were a thing? I’d heard rumor that there was a business that would print and mail them for you. I was not prepared for what I found out. Turns out, there’s a whole industry that has sprung up around doing small batch mailings for you. Without your ever
If you’re sending out direct mail to announce the launch of your weekly services, save $450 and don’t open a church bulk mail permit (but still get all the benefits using this secret). There are two permits required to get the lowest postage rate for your church plant’s mailing: the church bulk mail permit the
In addition to your community service and word of mouth marketing, you’re thinking about sending out direct mail postcards to your community to announce the Grand Opening of your church plant. You could potentially save thousands of dollars in one mailing with church plant postal permits. A 1st class postcard stamp costs 35¢ these days
You need to claim your online church listings so that you can control what is displayed and moderate ratings and reviews. Sooner or later, your church plant will show up in online directories like Yelp and Google Maps. Where does that information come from? How do they decide who is the rightful representative of your
Having your team post online church ratings could make the difference between whether someone decides to visit your church gatherings or not. Have you ever looked up ratings for restaurants or contractors online? I have. I want to know something about the reputation and track record of that establishment before I go any further. Why
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 scores 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
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