Mobile technology has impacted culture and changed behavior in countless ways, but many churches have struggled to interact with those changes in a timely way. Some organizations have waited so long that they’ve found themselves face to face with a harsh reality: their churches are dwindling. (more…)
I felt that way when I first started using Facebook ads for my church. But then I saw who was liking my church’s ad. Far from the usual suspects, dozens of people I’d never seen at our church were liking our ads—some even commented to ask for our address (don’t be like me: include your address and service times in your church ad). And it’s all because we made an effort to go where unchurched people in our community were.
There’s a reason New Year’s resolutions like “pray more” tend to fail. “More” is vague—when will you feel like you’ve reached your resolution? And if you’re talking about church giving campaign goals, “more” means practically nothing to your donors. [Read more…]
About a year ago, leaders from the Church of God came to us with a need: to increase unity across their movement.
We had just begun our early access program of Faithlife Equip, an integrated platform of all our ministry tools, and we were inviting churches to pilot it. Church of God Ministries contacted us, and we began dreaming together about how Faithlife Equip could serve their entire movement.
Finding the perfect presentation slides for your church service can take a lot of time.
For one, they need to match the tone and feel of your sermon, song, or announcement.
Second, they need just the right contrast, spacing, and more to be readable from the back of the room—which can be hard to pull off without design skills. [Read more…]
It just got easier for faith communities of all types and sizes to communicate important information—Faithlife.com now supports newsletters.
Group administrators, look for the “Newsletters” tab in the menu and you’ll find this new feature. It will be empty, since you haven’t sent any newsletters yet. Look for the “Send a newsletter” button on the right.
Clicking this button will lead you to the newsletter editor, which offers a handful of style options and content pods. Choose from text, members, and events.
- Text: The most straightfoward way to add your content. Good for devotionals and general announcements.
- Members: Highlights the Faithlife profile of a group member. Good for introducing new members, new leaders, or indicating who’s bringing snacks to small group next week.
- Events: Easily links all the details from a group event. No need to retype everything—two clicks and you’ll have it all loaded and ready.
When you’ve finished building your newsletter, send it from either the group or your personal account. If someone isn’t getting your newsletters, ask them to check their account settings. If they have unchecked the newsletters box for email notifications, they won’t receive your newsletters.
Start using the newsletters feature to communicate with your group today!