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31 minutes | 3 days ago
How Your Church Can Better Assimilate Online Attenders
In today’s episode, we discuss how your church can better assimilate online attenders. In the wake of the COVID-19 Pandemic, there has been an explosion in online church attendance. But helping those online visitors get connected to your church is a challenge that many leaders are facing. Join us as we discuss seven ways your church can help people assimilate into the life of your church, even if they have never stepped foot in the building. We hope this conversation helps your church reach more people and grow. Better Assimilate Online Attenders Treat them like real peopleIncentivize them to give you their informationEngage them in real conversation. Invite them into your membership process.Find ways to engage them in service. (chat, prayer, creative)Build a small group for people too far away to attend. Invite them to give financially.
32 minutes | 10 days ago
Seven Google Grant Myths That Need To Be Debunked Once And For All
In today’s episode, we discuss 7 Google Grant Myths that need to be debunked once and for all. Google gives a grant worth $10,000 per month to all non-profits, but there is a ton of misinformation out there about the program. Join us as we put some of that misinformation to bed in this conversation. We hope it helps your church reach more people and grow. 7 Google Grant Myths The Google Grant Isn’t For Real.The Grant Is For Non-Profits, But Not Churches.Google Grants Are Only For Big Churches.If You Claim The Grant, Google Can Control What You Say.The Google Grant Is Easy To Manage.You Can Use The Grant To Pay For Ad Words Management Services.Grant Recipients Will The Full $10,000 Every Month.
39 minutes | 17 days ago
Five Church Gathering Trends Every Pastor Needs To Know
In Today’s Episode, we discuss five church gathering trends every pastor needs to know. In what we all hope is the late stage of the coronavirus pandemic, it is clear that this has been a time of significant change for churches. But which of those changes are going to become permanent? Join us as we think through how church gatherings will shift in the coming years and what your church can do to prepare. We hope this conversation helps your church reach more people and grow. Five Church Gathering Trends Every Pastor Needs To Know Reduced Regular AttendanceMultisite Model Becomes Microsite ModelBuildings Make A ComebackLess Emphasis on the OfficeVideo Gains Even More Prominence
31 minutes | 24 days ago
7 Church Salary and Compensation Tips For 2021
In today’s episode, we unpack 7 Church Salary and Compensation Tips You Need To Know For 2021. We have all heard of the extremes of pastors who are paid way too much or way too little. But how should pastors and church staff be compensated? Join us as we do a deep dive into some of the compensation trends we see in 2021. We hope this conversation helps you reach more people and grow. 7 Church Salary and Compensation Tips For 2021 Keep An Eye on GlassdoorHave A Smaller, Well Paid StaffRemember The Rule #75Don’t Vote On Compensation Let Pastors Determine Their Staff’s CompensationKeep Your Total Compensation Budget In CheckLook To Outsource When Possible
36 minutes | a month ago
9 Church Branding Mistakes You Need To Avoid At All Costs
In today’s episode, we unpack 9 Church Branding Mistakes You Need To Avoid At All Costs. Your Church Brand Ins More Important Than Ever in 2021. Get it right, and people will remember you. But if you make some of these mistakes, you miss an enormous opportunity. We hope this conversation helps your church reach more people and grow. 9 Church Branding Mistakes You Need To Avoid At All Costs Inconsistent FontsDifferent Social HandlesMatching Your Church Interior ColorGoing Too TrendySkipping The IconForgetting Social ImagesInconsistent ColorsOveruse of Christian ImageryNot Having Vertical and Horizontal Options
34 minutes | a month ago
The Ten Most Incredible Church Statistics of 2021
In today’s episode, we discuss the ten most incredible church statistics of 2021. Each year at REACHRIGHT, we compile a list of church statistics from around the world into a blog post. Here is this years full list with links to references: 25 Church Statistics You Need To Know For 2021 This year we decided to discuss the stats that stood out to us the most as we entered 2021. We hope this conversation helps your church reach more people and grow. Thomas’s Stats Barna Research found that 29% of Americans Attended church in the last seven days, down from 48% in 2009. According to a study by Church Development, only 5% of churchgoers gave 10% or more of their income. A Gallup Poll Found that Sermons were the deciding factor in why someone chooses a church, with 76% of churchgoers citing biblical teaching as a significant reason for attending a churchA CDF Capital study found that churches of all sizes experienced an average decline of 29% in tithing at the start of the pandemic.According to Barna, 71% of boomers want in-person servicers. That number is 47% of Genx, 42% for Millenials, and 41% of Gen Z Ian’s Stats One of the more positive church statistics for 2021 is how happy church members have been with live streaming services. The Pew study found 91% were satisfied with what their churches were doing.In one case study covering several churches’ use of live streaming, Georgia’s Redeemer Church grew from around a dozen members to over 1,000 in a year. And, they also get viewers from over 17 countries worldwide. Texas-based church Current was able to reach upwards of 130 more people with live streaming. Those are 130 more potential in-person visitors as well.Pastors in one study said 64% of their members stayed the same in terms of their faith. Pastors also said 14% might not be quite as faithful as before. A promising number, 22% to be exact, are growing in their faithChurch Executive study found that 73% of churches say leaders agree on a coronavirus strategy. However, their members weren’t as agreeable with the following causing disagreements and issues: In-person gatherings (34%)Wearing masks (19%) Worship styles (13%) Conspiracy theories (13%) Sadly, only 9% of churches said they didn’t have any divisiveness within their church.One of the best church statistics for 2021 is many churches are offering in-person gatherings again Church Executive found that in America, 70% of churches in the midwest are back to in-person gatherings. In the western part of the country, only 57% are back to in-person.
31 minutes | a month ago
6 Assimilation Strategies for Churches in 2021
In today’s episode, we unpack 6 Assimilation Strategies Your Church Needs to Know for 2021. Many church leaders struggle with creating a clear strategy for helping new visitors become fully committed members. But nailing your assimilation process down is one of the most important ways to help people find a home in your church. Join us we discuss what healthy churches are doing to help more people get connected. We hope this conversation helps your church reach more people and grow. 6 Assimilation Strategies for Churches in 2021 Have a plan.Give ONE clear call to action.Give an incentive to get started. Build a communication sequence.Set clear discipleship goals.Remember, it’s about the process.
34 minutes | 2 months ago
Seven Reasons To Start A Church Blog in 2021
In today’s episode, we discuss seven reasons to start a church blog in 2021. While most church leaders would like to start a blog, very few, actually do it. That’s a shame because when done right, blogging is one of the easiest ways to reach people with the Gospel. Join us as we talk through the benefits of consistently creating content for a church blog. We hope this conversation helps your church reach more people and grow. Seven Reasons To Start A Church Blog in 2021 It Helps You Flesh Out IdeasIt Makes You A Better CommunicatorIt gives people a place to use their giftsIt increases your SEO PerformanceIt Gives Your Members Content to ShareIt Gives You Another Avenue To Preach The GospelIt Lets Your Communicate 24/7 for Years To Come
29 minutes | 2 months ago
6 Reasons Facebook Should Never Replace Your Church Website
In today’s episode, we discuss six reasons why Facebook should never replace your church website. In the early days of Facebook, many church leaders thought that the social network would become the only place churches needed to be online. Today it is evident that if you are putting more effort into your Facebook page than your website, you miss an enormous opportunity. We hope this conversation helps your church reach more people and grow. 6 Reasons Facebook Should Never Replace Your Church Website You own the content. You can accomplish more with your site.You have a captive audience.You can call people to action better.Your website takes precedence with searches.It is your primary marketing and communication hub.
31 minutes | 2 months ago
Top Church New Years Resolutions For 2021
In today’s episode, We share our top 6 church resolutions for the new year. 2020 has been a year of monumental change. If you are like most pastors, your prayer is that God would do great things in your church in 2021. Join us as we share 6 of the best resolutions that can help make 2021 fantastic for your church. We hope this conversation helps you reach people the right way. Top Church New Years Resolutions For 2021 Resist PoliticsNo Notes On StageGet In ShapeStart A BlogSpend More Time with FamilyDefine Our Slogan and Verbiage
38 minutes | 7 months ago
Dealing With Your Church’s Declining Numbers
Church attendance is shrinking across the country. For many, the initial response is to blame the declining numbers on COVID-19, but there may be deeper underlying issues. This reality is depressing to many church leaders. The old methods look like they will never again work the way they used to. But if we are willing to change our models in the local church (without compromising the message), this can become the most significant ministry opportunity of our lifetimes. The New Metrics – With the attendance metric becoming less and less useful, what should churches be counting?The New Assimilation Model – Churches can’t afford to sit back and wait things out. We need new assimilation strategies. The New Staff Roles – If most of your staff is dedicated to in-person ministry, it may be time to rethink those positions. We hope this podcast leaves you encouraged and equipped to make the biggest impact in the new digital default world.
33 minutes | 8 months ago
Why Your Church Needs The Google Grant
In this episode, Thomas and Ian discuss the Google Grant for churches. The Google Grant gives churches who qualify $10,000/month in free advertising on Google’s AdWords platform. Most churches are eligible. Topics Covered In This Episode What is the Google Grant?How did REACHRIGHT get started with the grant management?What kind of results are churches seeing?What challenges are churches seeing in using the Google Grant?Is the Google Grant right for your church? Useful Links To see if you qualify for the Google Grant, visit https://reachrightstudios.com/grant-eligibility-checker/ To learn more about REACHRIGHT’s Grant Management Program, visit https://reachrightstudios.com/google-grant-for-churches/
22 minutes | 8 months ago
Church Web Strategy In The Age Of COVID-19
In this episode, Thomas and Ian discuss the six keys to helping your church thrive online in the time of COVID-19 Change Your CTAs (Calls to Action)Keep an Outward FocusUse Digital Connect CardsTry Online AssimilationReimagine Your Plan Your Visit PageHone Your Online Giving We hope each of these ideas help your church reach even more people. Looking for some help with your church web strategy? REACHRIGHT can help.
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