As important as it is to make sure you’re communicating effectively and inspirationally from the pulpit, there are more areas of communication that also need your attention if you want your church to make an impact in your community. In the digital age we live in, there are so many ways we can communicate beyond Sunday morning. We can communicate using social media. We can communicate through our website. We can communicate at volunteer events. We can communicate in staff meetings. The possibilities are endless.
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I recently had a conversation with a young pastor who was very interested in using digital media to expand the reach of his church and provide resources for his current members, but his tech budget was very slim. He didn’t have a bunch of fancy cameras or the ability to stream his sermons live online. So he was desperate to figure out other options and avenues to take when it comes to using digital media as a church.
Having a strong sense of community within your congregation should be one of your top priorities as a pastor. If all that your attendees are doing is attending on Sunday morning to listen to the sermon, but they’re not getting involved in a small group, they’re missing out on one of the greatest parts of belonging to a church. As I’ve heard one well-known pastor say, “Circles are better than rows.”
Over the past couple of weeks, the topic of multigenerational church congregations has come up quite a few times. Clearly, it is a topic on the minds of church leaders, but if you are not familiar with this concept, let me clarify. A multigenerational church congregation is a group of people from a wide range of age groups. There is no particular age group that dominates the church on a given Sunday as you can find people ranging in age from infants to the elderly.
We’ve talked before about questions you should ask when you’re interviewing someone for an open position on your church staff, but what about if you find yourself on the other side of the equation? What if you’re the one being interviewed? Well, not to worry because we’ve got you covered. Here are some tips to keep in mind when you’re prepping for an interview on a church staff.
In today’s digital age, your church’s social media accounts are often the first impression people get of your church. Often before people even find your website, they see what you’re posting on your Instagram and Facebook pages. With that in mind, it’s important that you have a solid social media strategy in order to give the best first impression online.
If you are the pastor of a new church, congratulations! We pray your church grows into a thriving church and we pray your ministry is long and fruitful for the glory of God. We want to pass along a few resources available to you as you embark on your ministry journey. These resources are, for the most part, free and easy to access online. We hope you find this list useful!