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Evaluate your ministry so you can face challenges, move forward, and increase fruitfulness. The best times to assess your church are when:
The culture of the church has changed. With the pandemic impacting the way people live and how they make decisions and determine what’s important to them, it’s also impacted the way people want to experience God and the teachings of scripture. Regardless of what’s going on in the world, people are still searching for truth and meaning.
From Bobby’s inspiring, refreshing approach and testimony we can see that identifying + eliminating barriers for your members can make a huge difference in the way they not only engage with the church but how they support it. Sometimes the most effective approach to increase giving or engagement isn’t complicated at all: it comes down to leading from an authentic place and finding genuine ways to connect with your people.
At The Gathering Baptist Church, Conor Scholes, Creative Arts Pastor, and Jonathan Polasek, Media Director, are always looking for new ways to bridge the distance between church members that come from different generations, socioeconomic backgrounds, and various walks of life in general. Through utilizing Texting + Push Notifications, Forms, and creating a podcast within their Mobile App they found that by taking an innovative approach to their content + messaging strategy they were able to blaze new trails in reaching members of all generations.
Paul Little, Pastor at Bibb Mount Zion Baptist, knew leaning into technology was the key to unlocking the path to creating a united culture within his church community during a time when so many church leaders were trying to figure out how to engage members in the early days of Covid-19. But over time, using one single feature—Text-to-Act—not only built momentum and grew church engagement at Paul’s church during uncertain times, but it became an integral, long-lasting part of their culture.
A recent study on mental health and Christian faith indicated that nearly two thirds of family members wanted their pastors to talk more openly about the topic of mental health at church.
Patrick Genova, Youth + Family Minister, at Southern Connecticut Church of Christ + ICOC NE, understood the importance and impact of providing accessible mental health resources to church members. As aware3 partners, Patrick and his team saw a unique opportunity to utilize their app as a powerful vehicle to connect with their people digitally and share spiritual guidance + advice from the clinical world.
The time to celebrate and rejoice in the birth of Jesus has finally arrived! Because of you, we came together even stronger this year and found hope in trying times. We’re so grateful for you and excited to see what next year brings. On behalf of the whole team here...
Members that give time to their church or an organization they care about are more likely to inspire others to serve when they feel appreciated and valued. But giving thanks doesn’t have to be expensive—you can give thanks + show your volunteers the impact they’re...
Overview:First, they redesigned the church’s website to be a “front door, first stop” for members wanting online access to services and other offerings. Then, they brainstormed unique ways they could use their mobile app to increase engagement virtually. Susan,...
Collecting volunteer feedback is one of the best ways to empower your volunteers, improve their volunteering experience, and bolster volunteer retention. The insight you can gain from a single survey is likely to move you to change some things for the better. Before...
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