How does your church website engage the youngest members of your church? It does not. It engages the parents of those members. So how do you reach them? With regular contact and reminders about the lesson that was started during Sunday School and how it should continue the rest of the week. Below are a few ways your church can incorporate Sunday school into everyday life.
Continue reading “CWS Podcast – Ep 80: Taking the Sunday out of Sunday School”
One problem most churches face is consistent content production. Regular updates tell users you are an active congregation, regardless of your size. It also gives search engines new pages to index. Plus, active pages rank higher in search results. But who has the time to create regular updates? You do. In this podcast I will tell you where you can easily repurpose content for multiple channels of communication.
Continue reading “CWS Podcast – Ep 79: Repurposing Your Content For Bigger Impacts”
There are two ways to have more money in a business; increase your intake, and decrease your costs. Churches often look at how they can bring in more money through donations and fundraisers. Cutting costs is more difficult to swallow, as many churches are already running on tight budgets. By utilizing tools to increase productivity of the existing staff, you can avoid job and salary cuts while still advancing your ministries.
Continue reading “CWS Podcast – Ep 78: Does Your Church Need an Intranet?”
Are you updating your church website? Most likely unless you just completed a major release, you are probably in the middle of some sort of update. The more important question is has your release date slowly crept backward as you find more things to change? Scope creep is dangerous as hard work you already accomplished is sitting idle. In this episode I will explore when it is acceptable to launch website updates.
Continue reading “CWS Podcast – Ep 77: When To Launch Your Church Website Update”
Ready to add online donations to your website and social media campaigns? You may have wanted to start on this step of picking a credit card processor. Yet this article is to be more of a reminder that you need to do some work in parallel. While your technical and financial teams sort out what makes sense, your writers and communications team has some work. Dig into the first three episodes of the series. If you are a one person team? Well I have no consolation prize or special advice. Get listening and get to work!
Continue reading “CWS Podcast – Ep 76: Donations on your Church Website: Tools and Services”
Last week I re-launched the podcast with a special episode on my professional journey. This week I delve into how my faith journey is so intricately woven into that same story. How a spiraling career led me back to God. Then, with perfect timing, I took my life in a completely new direction. Finally, I explain that my revival in faith led to this blog and podcast.
Continue reading “CWS Podcast – Ep. 75: Special Edition – Faith Journey”
In this episode I restart my podcast with a special message. I summarize my professional journey. This isn’t to just talk about me. I want to add some credibility to this blog and podcast. Plus I hope to inspire you to share your journey and experience with others.
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When you ask for donations on your church website, it matters as to how much you ask for. By pairing a suggested donation amount with a type of donation, you not only influence how many people give, but how much they finally give. I will explore methods and explain how they can be best utilized.
Continue reading “CWS Podcast – Ep. 73: Church Website Donations: Influencing the Outcome”
Churches need financial resources to operate. One way to solicit those resources is via your church website. To craft an enjoyable giving experience, you need to account for all of the types of giving, as well as what motivated people to give. In this episode I will delve into what kind of donations you need to consider. Each has unique aspects; including motivation and expected outcomes.
Continue reading “CWS Podcast – Ep. 72: Donations on your Church Website: Types of Donations”
Your church website can serve many purposes, from recruiting new members to serving your local community. One purpose that is met with some apprehension is soliciting donations. In this episode I will discuss some approaches to creating compelling content that will alleviate concerns and encourage joyful giving.
Continue reading “CWS Podcast – Ep 71: Donations on your Church Website: Approach and Content”
Unlike businesses where website ideas, processes and platforms are guarded secrets; it should be the opposite for churches. Sharing ideas and best practices will help further the Gospel on a global scale. We are not in competition with one another, and should provide a united front against our enemy. In this article I will discuss a few ways you can help churches around the world make better websites.
Continue reading “CWS Podcast – Ep. 70: Sharing Your Church Website’s Testimony”
Churches often help their local community, but their websites often just display evidence of that help. Why not directly help the community right on your website? Yes you should focus on recruiting new members, but we should also strive to love our neighbors. This is content that will let visitors know that your church cares about the community. Plus, it should rank well in local search engine results.
Continue reading “CWS Podcast – Ep. 69: Church Websites that Help the Community”