Your summer doesn’t have to slump — 4 ways to prepare now

Summer is a busy season filled with travel plans, vacations, and shifting schedules. However, amidst the hustle and bustle, it’s important to remember that even when we’re on vacation, your mission isn’t on pause.

Wherever life takes your community this summer, you’ll want to make sure that your church and the gospel message are only a click away. Here are four effective ways to beat the summer slump and boost engagement this summer:

Keep your church in the loop online & in your app

Your church app and website are the go-to places for your community to get the info they’re looking for, regardless of the season. But with special summer events like missions trips, Vacation Bible School, and potlucks, it’s important that this info is easily accessible and up to date.

Keep everyone in the loop by adding a dedicated “Summer” tab to your church app and website. This tab can feature details about all of your church’s summer-related activities, events, and resources.

Reach more people with TV apps

In today’s digital age, people consume content across various platforms — including TV apps like Roku, Apple TV, Google TV, and Amazon Fire TV. With over 500 million combined users, TV apps can be an impactful addition to your digital ministry.

Check and see if your current mobile app provider offers TV apps. This is a great way to stay connected with those in your community who are unable to attend due to summer travel, health, or special circumstances.

Don’t assume giving will go flat

Charitable giving is the primary way that churches and ministries fuel their mission. Just because your members might miss a service or two this summer, doesn’t mean they have to miss out on the opportunity to partner with your mission.

While you may already have an online giving solution in place, make sure that your community knows the different ways they can donate — via text message, in your app, or on your website. Additionally, encourage your members to set up a recurring gift so they don’t forget during their busy summer schedule.

This is also a great time of year to set up special funds to support VBS, mission trips, camps, and other timely campaigns.

Cut costs & level up with paid event registration

While churches primarily get by through charitable giving, revenue from non-charitable transactions for events and merchandise can often serve as an additional funding stream. Rather than resorting to multiple, separate solutions — such as Eventbrite for events or PayPal for payments — churches should seek a unified platform that seamlessly integrates event management, payments, and giving on a single platform.

Imagine how much easier it would be for your church staff if they could create, promote, and process transactions for special summer events like VBS, retreats, conferences, and fundraisers. Better yet — your community won’t have to go back and forth between multiple systems just to register, pay, and get the latest info.

Stay connected & reach more people this summer

You can foster a sense of belonging, inspire participation, and cultivate meaningful connections that endure beyond the summer season. We hope these strategies are a helpful addition to your summer planning.

Want more ideas about how to maximize your impact this summer and beyond? The Subsplash Platform combines all the tools you need to know, grow, and engage your church community. Connect with a ministry consultant today, and equip your church with innovative tools for your mission.


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