TECHNOLOGY Archives - Church Executive


Together we engage the next generation

By Shanda Boyett 3 ways churches can use technology to connect with students Reaching anyone in this day and age is simpler than ever. But actually connecting with them? That can be incredibly hard. In a world filled with screens and smartphones, we’re constantly distracted or looking for the next best thing — particularly students. […]

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Making the most of email efforts

By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Like many church professionals, Danielle Zapchenk, Director of Communications at West Ridge Community Church in Elgin, Ill., once used a third-party email marketing tool — Mailchimp — in her role. By switching to a church-specific, holistic church management software platform, she and her team can now streamline the church’s email communications from […]

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Climate change has significant impact on insurance carriers – and their customers

At times, global climate change can seem like a far-off occurrence — a nebulous challenge that doesn’t really affect our lives. However, the truth is that our ecosystems and weather patterns are feeling the effects today. Depending on where you live, you might be experiencing epic wildfires, massive tornados, powerful hurricanes, torrential rains, damaging hail […]

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Hybrid worship strategies for multi-generational churches

By Raymund Ferrer As worship becomes increasingly more virtual, it’s important that a church can offer a hybrid experience that continues to connect church members — whether they’re down the street or across the world.  Many churches are grappling with this change — online vs traditional in-person experiences. As church attendance continues to decline, leaders […]

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Together we can overcome the summer slump

Recurring giving is a gamechanger for maintaining generosity By Shanda Boyett With COVID nearly in the rearview mirror, it’s been so refreshing and joyful to meet in-person with our Church families again. And yet, many congregations are about to thin out once more. The annual ‘summer slump’ has arrived. You’re undoubtedly aware of the trend: […]

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Spotlight on Church Facilities Conference & Expo (CFX) 2022

  Church Executive: How did CFX Expo come about? Jim Wagner: Church Facilities Conference & Expo (CFX) is an event and multimedia outlet serving the House of Worship market and is owned and produced by a company called EH Media. At its core, it’s really meant to equip, inspire and resource churches to do whatever […]

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Is it time to outsource your church accounting?

  By Sarah Barham Managing church finances can be a daunting task even under the most favorable circumstances. Factor in complex tax reports, bank reconciliations, and ever-changing IRS and state guidelines, and you can guarantee church staff is overspending valuable time on workarounds for processes that could be intuitively streamlined. With outsourced ministry accounting services, […]

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DOING CHURCH, SIMPLIFIED

  How a large church quickly — and easily — streamlined multiple software applications into one all-purpose tool for maximum efficiency By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Photos by Luis Morera It’s a common scenario in many churches: those who choose the various software applications do so because they provide a specific functionality. The result: inefficiency. TrueNorth Church […]

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All-in on A/V

The right system is essential to engagement. Here’s how to get it (in plain-English). Church Executive: How can a church leader know that the A/V system is falling short of its engagement potential?  David McCauley: Reaching 60-percent-more-active engagement is something I talk about often. Yes, this is a hard metric to measure; but I feel […]

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Pushpay #TogetherWe Road Trip

3 things I learned from hitting the road that can help your ministry By Shanda Boyett Everything Pushpay does is driven by its purpose to bring people together by strengthening community, connection, and belonging. What better way to live that mission than to hit the road for a weeklong tour of churches in the Houston, […]

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