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5 ways to engage church visitors using church management software

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By Bill Gifford #1: Make a good first impression Oft, guests visit your website before even stepping foot in your church. Create a “New here?” tab that lists specifics: what to expect, where to park, worship times, and so on. Have an event calendar  clearly visible on your church website. Keep the calendar up to date […]

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Volunteer-friendly live streaming

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Streaming content is an incredibly powerful, relevant tool for outreach — one which transcends the boundaries of geography and time. However, not every church can devote a staff member to “owning” the streaming process; instead, many rely on volunteers. So, we must make sure the streaming setup is as user-friendly and accessible as possible. Here’s how.

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Acoustics, A-frames & other audio challenges

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Since 1968, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Rockville, Md. — a suburb of Washington, D.C. — has faithfully served its community.

Until last year, its original sound system had been ‘serving’ just as long.

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Miking instruments

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If you ask Vincent Gabriel Antonini, CTS, National Sales Support / Business Development Manager for DPA Microphones in USA, instrument microphones should receive the same level of consideration and care as the pastor’s microphone. “Some people respond better to music, and some to the spoken word,” he says. “Both options tell the story; they’re both interpreting the Word.

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How notification tech enables better ministry — & management

With the help of notification technology, Faith Reformed Church was able to host the only Halloween event in their storm-ravaged
community, post Hurricane Sandy.

For Scott Nichols, pastor of Faith Reformed Church in Midland Park, NJ, notification technology — a tool that can mass-distribute voice calls, emails and text messages — can really be a godsend from week to week. As he explains, the church uses this technology to send prayer requests, calls to meetings, invitations and Sunday service highlights.

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Preventing cyberattacks

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How much do you know about cybersecurity and cyberliability? Is it enough to keep your church safe from massive data or financial loss?

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Metrics that drive sustainability: what gets measured — and managed

Over the past 30 years, I’ve sat in business meetings with pastors and board members and watched them cringe (literally) when required to review yet another financial report from the business office. Their eyes glaze over, and they begin doodling and drawing pictures on the financial statements.

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Time to seize your mobile moment

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Joe is the kind of guy your church wants to reach. He’s young — with a growing family. He’s a type-A leader, who is making a difference in your neighborhood. People like him, trust him, and follow him. Lead him to Christ, and he’ll bring his friends to your church for the next couple of decades.

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Use the power of the Web to keep members (and the church) more connected

Updating is immediate. So, the moment you update a family’s information and save it, members will see the new, updated information within the app.

Let’s face it: most printed directories are out of date by the time congregations receives them. And really, with newer generations moving into a more technological world, churches need viable, simple ways to do the same. Enter: an online church directory.

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7 key questions when evaluating a church software solution

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One of the challenges I have run into when selecting a software provider is the distraction of the new and shiny features, keeping me from selecting a solution that is the best fit for the organization. I have learned from my mistakes over the years, and I now have 7 questions I always ask when evaluating any software provider in order to select the best solution possible.

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