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Modern Church Leader
42 minutes | 3 days ago
Elevate Your Ministry's Impact with Creative Design & Brand
What we see influences how we feel, what we hear, and how we respond to others. Esther Ellmore, creative director for C3 Los Angeles, is Frank’s guest for this episode of Modern Church Leader. She talks about all things design, explains how the beauty that surrounds us shapes our experiences, and offers a few tips for church leaders wondering where to start. - Learn how to make a worship space truly inviting. - Discover how design impacts not only the feel of your church building, but also your online ministry. - Find simple solutions for creative design, no matter how small your church is.
36 minutes | 17 days ago
Social Media Strategies for Small Churches
What if Facebook, Twitter, or TikTok could help you make disciples for Christ? In this episode of Modern Church Leader, Dr. Malachi O’Brien, local pastor and former vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention, joins Frank to talk about all things social media. If your church doesn’t yet have an effective strategy for reaching people in their newsfeed, you need to tune in to this episode! Learn how to have an impact on your community and the world, no matter how small your church. Discover what gets people to stop scrolling—and what doesn’t. Be encouraged to rethink the good, the bad, and the kingdom potential of your social media connections.
44 minutes | 24 days ago
Church Branding Made Simple
What comes to your mind when you think of church branding? On this episode of Modern Church Leader, church brand strategist Mark MacDonald joins Frank to share some best practices for church branding. Learn what mistakes to avoid, where to focus your energy, and how to build brand awareness for your ministry without selling out. Discover how to build an effective marketing strategy for your church. Learn why church branding matters to those you hope to reach. Find practical tips to keep your branding approach simple and clean.
37 minutes | a month ago
Keeping Your Church Connected in a Virtual World
On this episode of Modern Church Leader, Darius McDonald and Erin Shulhan of The Summit Church in Edmonton, Alberta, join Frank to discuss the challenges of keeping a mid-size church together and growing when COVID-19 restrictions only allow you to operate at 15% capacity. Plus, Darius and Erin will share how to make the most out of your church's app. - Learn how to keep everyone in your church connected, even when you can’t be together. - Explore new discipleship opportunities when nearly everything has become virtual. - Discover best practices for your church’s app and website during COVID-19.
0 minutes | a month ago
Building a Volunteer Movement in Your Church
Joining Frank for this episode of Modern Church Leader is Jeff Martin, an executive director with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the author of "Empower: The 4 Keys to Unlocking a Volunteer Movement." Watch as they discuss the amazing things that happen when volunteers are given ownership over their area of ministry. Plus, they’ll talk about what it takes to move from the endless cycle of recruiting volunteers to a culture where trust and risk build momentum for the future. - What are the necessary ingredients to creating a healthy volunteer culture? - What are some of the biggest mistakes to avoid as a church leader when it comes to recruiting and keeping volunteers? - How can empowered volunteers make a difference during COVID?
33 minutes | a month ago
Church Communication Strategies for Any Size Church
On today’s episode of Modern Church Leader, communications director for North Central Church, Mim Jordano, joins Frank to discuss the amazing and affordable communications technology now available to churches of every size. Great-looking and customizable church apps are no longer just for megachurches. Learn how to unlock today's powerful discipleship and communication possibilities to make sure everyone in your congregation is in the know.
37 minutes | 2 months ago
3 Ways to Change-Up Your Sunday Service to Boost Engagement
Keeping online viewers engaged is one of the toughest challenges for churches today. In today’s episode of Modern Church Leader, Frank Barry, Tithe.ly’s COO, chats with Livingwater Church’s Associate Pastor, Dr. Garfield Harvey about how to change-up your Sunday Service to boost engagement. They discuss ... - Ways to make your online services engaging. - How to utilize your church’s strengths online. - What makes a viewer keep coming back every week.
40 minutes | 2 months ago
How to Use Tech to Make Disciples
Because of COVID-19, technology is now a new priority for churches to ensure their community is engaged, connected and growing. On today's episode, Tithe.ly COO Frank Barry and CEO Dean Sweetman talk about the benefits technology can have when furthering your ministry and making disciples. They will be discussing how technology can... - Save you time - Boost your engagement - Help you shepherd others Tune in to see how Tithe.ly is keeping up with the latest in technology - https://get.tithe.ly/next
29 minutes | 3 months ago
COVID Campus Ministry: 3 Steps to Connecting with Students
As we all know, COVID has taken a hit in all areas of our churches. But what about our students? Are they being taken care of? Do we still have the passion to connect with them? Is the drive still there to build lasting connections? In this episode of Modern Church Leader, Frank Barry chats with Campus Minister of Rise Church, Nate Leo, about simple steps you can make to connect with your students during COVID. They will discuss … - The "why" behind connecting with students - Your best next step to engaging with your student ministry - How you can see a difference in your church through your students
37 minutes | 3 months ago
How to Keep First-Time Guests Coming Back
With church doors beginning to re-open, there is no better time to re-focus your attention to first-time guests. In this episode of Modern Church Leader, Frank Barry will chat with the founder of First Impressions Conference—Greg Atkinson—about the importance of making a great first impression with your guests. They will discuss … - Do How to maximize your digital-first impressions - Why first impressions are essential - 3 ways you can make a great first impression - Why you’re not keeping guests coming back
39 minutes | 3 months ago
The Financial Impact of COVID-19 on Churches
It’s no secret that COVID-19 changed church giving. Many church leaders are wondering if they will ever recover or experience a healthy giving Sunday again. In this episode of Modern Church Leader, Tithe.ly COO Frank Barry sits down with Warren Bird, Ph.D., Vice President of Research and Equipping for ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability). Dr. Bird is recognized as one of the United States’ leading researchers about megachurches, multisite churches, church planting, large church compensation, and high-visibility pastoral succession. An ordained minister with a big heart for the local church, Dr. Bird will share his recent findings of church giving and share practical answers to the financial questions many churches are facing. They will discuss ... - The financial challenges churches are facing - How optimism in the church is being affected - The role of online giving for churches - What steps churches are taking to inspire generosity during uncertain times
35 minutes | 3 months ago
Using Tech to Reach College Students
Technology and the need for human connection have never been more crucial than it is right now. Reaching people across Livestream platforms and text messages is the only way some churches are staying alive during this pandemic. In this episode of Modern Church Leader, Tithe.ly COO Frank Barry sits down with University Church of Christ Campus Pastor, Wes Claiborne. They’ll discuss… - How technology can revolutionize the way you connect with your church - Why it is crucial to keep the technology in your church up-to-date - How one text message can change the way the gospel is shared
36 minutes | 5 months ago
How Podcasting Can Change Your Ministry
n this season of change, the challenges of staying connected and inspired are tough. But are you really utilizing all your resources as a church leader? Is there more to staying connected than social media and email blasts? In this episode of Modern Church Leader, Tithe.ly Frank Barry, COO of Tithe.ly, sits down with Woven in Truth podcaster Mallory Melcher-Post. They’ll discuss … - Why your ministry should start a podcast. - How to start your own podcast. - The importance of representation in your church leadership.
8 minutes | 5 months ago
How to Rank Your Sermons #1 on YouTube
Watch the full video of this episode here: https://youtu.be/kaDnfyFwupY In this episode of Modern Church Leader, Tithe.ly COO Frank Barry describes how you can have your sermons ranked #1 on YouTube.
10 minutes | 5 months ago
How Can I Get My Church to Actually Use Our Digital Giving Software?
Watch full episode here: https://youtu.be/E3-IgoE_-5A ▶️ Are you having a difficult time getting your church to actually use your digital giving software? On today’s episode of Modern Church Leader Tithe.ly’s COO, Frank Barry walks us through the different ways to encourage your church to give online.
35 minutes | 5 months ago
How to Disciple during a Pandemic
▶️ COVID is forcing church leaders across the world to rethink the way they do discipleship. But are your small group leaders experiencing virtual burnout? Is there really an effective way to disciple others without being face-to-face? On today’s episode of Modern Church Leader Tithe.ly’s COO, Frank Barry sits down with Sean Gajda, Lead Pastor of Trailside Church in South Carolina. They'll be talking through... 💥 The importance of discipleship during a pandemic 💥 How to lead from a distance 💥 And how to evaluate your own mental health as a pastor.
4 minutes | 6 months ago
How to Preach a Giving Appeal from Galatians
Watch the full video of this episode here: https://youtu.be/REEDfhaqQwo In today's episode of Modern Church Leader, Tithe.ly's CEO Dean Sweetman shares how to preach a giving appeal from Galatians in the Bible.
50 minutes | 6 months ago
How to do CHURCH ONLINE the Right Way: Lessons Learned from Life.Church
Church online is here to stay, but are you doing everything you can to reach and connect with your community? Is your online church service everything you want it to be? On today’s episode of Modern Church Leader Tithe.ly’s COO, Frank Barry and Kyle Kutter, Central Group Leader of Digital Technology talk about what Life.Church has learned through the church online platform and hosting online church for thousands of churches around the world. Life.Church is the largest church in America hosting 60K+ people per weekend at their locations, but they didn't stop there. They offer the church online platform free to any church and have thousands using their tools every weekend to host church online. You'll walk away with a ton of insight and very practical tips that you can implement today. How does a church run an effective online church service? Should a church have a "host" as part of their online church service? What tools have you seen boost online church engagement? What has Life.Church learned about doing church online during COVID? What features in the church online platform get the most usage? Do you have any examples of churches doing great online service and what about their online church experience stands out to you?
33 minutes | 6 months ago
5 Ideas for Keeping Your Church Engaged during COVID-19
Are you looking to keep your church actively engaged online during the COVID-19 pandemic? On today’s episode of Modern Church Leader Tithe.ly’s COO, Frank Barry and Lee Thompson, Lead Church Administrator talk about what Christ Lutheran Church in Georgetown, TX has learned about doing church online along with five things they've done to keep their congregation engaged for over 6 months.
4 minutes | 6 months ago
Why God Wants the Firstfruits of Our Wealth
Watch the full video of this episode here: https://youtu.be/QrcoudHIjM8 In today's episode of Modern Church Leader, Tithe.ly's CEO Dean Sweetman shares why God wants the firstfruits of our wealth. Tune in here to learn more.
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