Churches have fallen on tough times. Giving is down. Way down. From established churches to startup churches, it seems like everyone is reeling from the economy. With lost jobs or slashed incomes, churchgoers just aren’t giving. Thousands of churches are experiencing budget shortages and major cutbacks. What can churches do to increase tithing?
By now, just about every church has a website. Good so far, but having a website is not enough anymore. Now, churches must make the most of it. Gone are the days where you could just toss up a website and leave it. Instead, a website is a living, breathing part of your overall effort to reach the community and to spread the good news. Here are some of the top tips for making the most of your church website.
Our friends at Projector Superstore were kind enough to write up a quick guideline post for when your church is ready to buy a new Projector. Take it away guys:
When it comes to the topic of projectors and presentations in churches, we all might remember an awkward situation due to a problem with the equipment. Maybe it was the time you had that amazing stock photo you decided to show in the middle of your sermon. It looked great on your office computer, but when you the PowerPoint slide came up during service, it was virtually unreadable. Or maybe it was the time you had a guest speaker who showed up minutes before service, and their laptop resolution was incompatible with your outdated projector. Continue reading “How to Select a Projector for Your Church” »
This article is sponsored by Projector SuperStore. For over 20 years, Projector SuperStore has been the premier source for affordable Audio and Visual equipment online. Our experts have worked with hundreds of churches across the nation and we’re here to help you integrate the right technology for your specific needs and bring your message to your congregation.
Pastors are a misunderstood lot. Whether you are a pastor or have a pastor, you may have experienced some of this misunderstanding. A lot of people have a lot to say about how the pastor can do his job better. We’re not going to attempt that right now. Instead, we’re going to share a bit of advice that could save your pastor from burnout, and make his life a whole lot easier. Continue reading “Twelve Things You Need to Understand about Your Pastor” »
When we unleashed religious stock photos this year, the response was incredible. We heard the joy on Twitter and Facebook, and saw a huge spike in downloads over just a few days. We’re thrilled to provide a powerful resource to churches all around the world. In case you’re not aware of Christian stock images or how to use them, we’ve put this brief article together to introduce you the power and potential of this incredible church resource. Continue reading “How Your Church Can Benefit From Stock Photos” »
This article is sponsored by Projector SuperStore. For over 20 years, Projector SuperStore has been the premier source for affordable Audio and Visual equipment online. Our experts have worked with hundreds of churches across the nation and we’re here to help you integrate the right technology for your specific needs and bring your message to your congregation. Continue reading “Why We’re Distracted During Worship and How To Regain Focus” »
If the words “church budget” make you feel queasy, you’re not alone. Shrinking budgets seem to be the status quo for most churches. Churches feel torn between the desire to give generously to the spread of the gospel and the poor, while at the same time needing to provide for their own support. Although there is no easy solution to dire financial concerns, here are ten budget tips we can offer. Continue reading “Ten Tips to Drastically Improve Your Church Budget” »
This weekend, we celebrate of the greatest day in human history. Hopefully by now, you’ve prepared your bulletins, PowerPoints, and Easter videos. Now, what about your heart? Celebrating the resurrection is a privilege, but often our hearts just aren’t into it. As you look ahead to the coming weekend, here are ten ways you can prepare your heart.
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Easter Sunday is more than just a big event on the church calendar. It is a celebration of the biggest event in human history. Have you ever stopped to think, “Why do we have Easter? What’s the big deal?” What is the reason for the resurrection?
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You’re counting down the days until Easter Sunday — the biggest day on the church calendar. Many churches plan months in advance for their Resurrection Sunday services. Whether you’re way ahead in your planning, or are just now preparing, here’s your handy Easter checklist to help get you ready.