Church Juice en-us Fri, 30 Oct 2020 12:41:26 -0400 Thu, 15 Oct 2020 01:30:00 -0400 720 (Bryan Haley) Back to Basics: Keep your members connected with these four strategies Thu, 15 Oct 2020 01:30:00 -0400 (Jeanette Yates) As important as it is to connect with your new guests, churches also need to make sure that they are getting connected and staying connected with their members. Communications Leadership Technology Back to Basics: Guest Follow-Up Tue, 06 Oct 2020 07:22:00 -0400 (Jeanette Yates) So much has changed in the wake of COVID-19, but the role of the local church hasn’t changed. In the midst of learning new ways to fulfill your role, don’t forget the basics: Guest Follow-up Leadership Back to Basics: Church Websites 101 Thu, 01 Oct 2020 01:30:00 -0400 (Jeanette Yates) So much has changed in the wake of COVID-19, but the role of the local church hasn’t changed. In the midst of learning new ways to fulfill your role, don’t forget the basics: WEBSITE Website Using Digital Platforms to Take a Stand Tue, 22 Sep 2020 01:30:00 -0400 (Rachel Syens) Churches can and should be using their digital platforms to stand up for issues of social justice. Here's a guide to how your church can effectively use social media to support justice initiatives. Social Media Mental Health Tips for Church Communicators Thu, 17 Sep 2020 01:30:00 -0400 (Robert Carnes) Mental health is a silent global crisis, which is only made worse by the on-going pandemic. You’re working hard to communicate mental health resources to help others. But what about you, the exhausted church communicator? Leadership How to Use Text Message Marketing to Reach Your Church Community Tue, 15 Sep 2020 01:30:00 -0400 (Jesse Wisnewski) People prefer texting over talking. Your church's communication strategy needs to be multi-channel—e.g., church announcements, social media, email, push notifications, and more. Marketing Technology Worthy of Repeating Thu, 10 Sep 2020 01:30:00 -0400 (Joel Gorveatte) Most churches will never be accused of over-communicating. When it comes to your most important messaging, it is nearly impossible to repeat meaningful information too much. Communications Content Marketing for Churches Thu, 27 Aug 2020 01:30:00 -0400 (Chris Hunt) Content marketing uses the content your church produces to invite people in your community into a relationship with your church. Marketing “Sorry to See You Go”: What unsubscribing has taught me about church emails Tue, 25 Aug 2020 01:30:00 -0400 (Dave Hartwell) Perhaps your email inbox, like mine, gets a little out of control. And perhaps, like me, you go through periods where you click "unsubscribe" on a bunch of mailing-list emails. Marketing Be Our Guest Tue, 18 Aug 2020 01:30:00 -0400 (Matthew Hooper) Guests are the proverbial fish out of water. You need a team to help them transition to the new environment and make sure they keep coming back. Leadership How to Have a Better Website in One Cup of Coffee Thu, 13 Aug 2020 01:30:00 -0400 (Joel Schaap) A great church website is hard work! What if I told you there were five universal practices that any church could adopt to change their website for the better and could do it in the next hour? Website How to Have Better Stage Announcements Thu, 06 Aug 2020 01:30:00 -0400 (Matthew Hooper) Announcements can be one of the most painful parts of a service. It’s hard to keep people’s attention. There’s always a lot of information. And it often feels out-of-place. Here are some tips to bring it into the service and make things a little better. Communications Planning Center is the Solution Tue, 04 Aug 2020 01:30:00 -0400 (Ernesto Alaniz) Every church needs a database. Planning Center should be considered because it's free, it's powerful, and it's upgradeable. Technology Don't DIY Tue, 28 Jul 2020 01:30:00 -0400 (Owen Scott) The pressure to perform is enormous and we pastors tend to want to rise to the occasion. But there is too much to DIY this. Leadership What AAR We Doing, Exactly? Thu, 23 Jul 2020 01:30:00 -0400 (Dave Hartwell) What if three simple questions could help you be more effective in your ministry and dramatically reduce the headaches involved with planning events? This article looks at the basic components of an After Action Review and how you might develop one to use at your church. The most important tip: keep it simple! Leadership