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6 Steps to Successfully Follow Up Church Visitors

People seek value… Whether they search for it in relationships, investments, or even in accomplishments, people return when they find value - and for church visitors that means building meaningful relationships.

Here are the 6 steps for churches to create a culture and establish systems that help follow up with visitors and ultimately transform them into engaged members.

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How ChMS Helps You Identify, Track & Communicate to Inactive Church Members

“Look at it this way. If someone has a hundred sheep and one of them wanders off, doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine and go after the one? And if he finds it, doesn’t he make far more over it than over the ninety-nine who stay put? Your Father in heaven feels the same way. He doesn’t want to lose even one of these simple believers.” - Matthew 18:12

If this is the heart of the Father Himself then how much more should we not make it our mission to look after church members who we may not have seen recently at church? At times it may mean "going after" the inactive church member to check in and see how they are really doing.

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So Your Church Needs a Communication Audit - Now What?

Clear communication sets the stage for successful engagement. It is therefore crucial that you make the time to take a thorough look at whether your communication process is effective in engaging people to serve and get involved, or not.

A healthy system adheres to a regular rhythm, is attentive to current events and changing needs, and inspires active and regular participation. It also has a strong online presence and communicates via the most popular websites and social-media platforms. 

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3 Ways to Help Measure the Health of Your Church

 

“For a good tree does not bear bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. For each tree is known by its own fruit.” – Luke 6:43-44.

These were the words of Jesus which still ring true to this day. A good tree will carry healthy fruit that will be nourishing to the body while a bad tree will show signs of disease and its fruits will most likely not be edible. 

In a similar way when you’re sick your body experiences signs and symptoms which indicate that you might have a medical problem. Signs are physical evidence that your body is fighting off a disease whereas symptoms are internal and can only be perceived by the patient. So how do doctors find the cause? They wait for the lab results, study the medical metrics and try to deduce what might be the source of the disease or infection.

Church health can be gauged the same way. 

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5 Ways Technology Speeds Up Church Growth

 

As a leader, pastor or elder your main motivation for growth in the church should be the ability to equip more people for the work of ministry and building up the body of Christ in all the earth. Thanks to technology it has become much easier to access hard-to-reach people and places for the Gospel which in turn has significantly impacted the rate at which churches grow. 

Let’s take a look at how Church Management Software can help accelerate growth in the church.

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7 Things to Ask When Engaging First-Time Guests

How many first-time guests have slipped through the cracks at your church without anyone really taking notice? The irony is that often times the very people we desire to reach are those we neglect to serve most, and the results are a church that remains stagnant and many wandering souls that are cut off from the body of Christ. Something’s gotta give, and it starts with us. 

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Six Key Principles for Successful Church Communication

Communication is the basis of all relationships, especially in the church. Without it we cause division and a house divided against itself cannot stand. It is essential that the body stay united in vision and the only way to do so is by effectively communicating to individuals and to the church as a whole. 

A good leader must learn to be a good communicator, and here are just a few essentials you could apply to help you:

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Elvanto Champions - Why Do You Need Them?

Your Elvanto Champions is the go-to people in your church who understands Elvanto. They do not need to be technical, they just need to be available, good with people, understand the structure of your account set up and attend all training sessions.

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Growing Church Small Groups with The Help of ChMS Technology

I remember when I first arrived at my church. I knew no one, I could hardly find my way around town, and I was desperately in need of fellowship. How did I find the group of people I’ve come to love and cherish, and now call my family? The answer is small groups.

It’s here where the bonding happens. A safe place where we can show our true colors and provide a platform for discipleship and growth in the church. The good news is that you don’t have to initiate it on your own – here are 7 ways in which church management software can help you establish small groups:

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