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How to Write a Killer Welcome Email to Follow Up With Church Guests

Writing a follow-up email for church visitors can be challenging to say the least. If you’re like me you may come across too eager or struggle to find the balance between saying too little or too much. So how do you go about it the right way?

Let’s explore what it takes to write a killer welcome email using tools within your Church Management Software that will leave your first-time guests almost no choice but to return.

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4 Key Principles to Build a Church Communication Plan that Works

How do you get people to pay attention to your message in a world where people are constantly being bombarded with information? Between all the advertisements, social-media interactions and personal messages via SMS or email, getting your message across seems almost impossible. 

The good news is that it doesn’t have to be. It is possible to be heard and the answer is building a clear and effective communication strategy. Start by answering the following important questions to develop a clear-cut strategy for any event:

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3 Key Principles Your Church Communication Plan Won’t Succeed Without

Communicating with your church family without a clear strategy is ineffective and a waste of time. And for a church communicator every minute and effort should count. Having so much to do and so little time is stressful and can cause you to easily lose focus and communicate blindly.

Your best defence against this is to build a weekly communication strategy based on three key principles and to ensure that they are included in your plan each week. Let’s explore: 

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6 Keys to Creating a Clear Church Volunteer Vision

 

Volunteers without vision are like those who try to navigate their way through darkness blindly – futile. For your church to run successfully you need volunteers and for them to do their jobs effectively they need vision.

It is crucial that your volunteers understand the purpose behind their roles and what the church hopes to accomplish. Let's look at 6 keys to help you create a clear volunteer vision for your church.

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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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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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How to Write a Clear-Cut Vision, Mission & Values Statement for Your Church

Churches who understand the importance of creating a Mission, Vision and Values Statement understand that it provides direction and a target for the church. It is a tool to help the organization fulfil what God has called it to do.  Here are some helpful tips when it comes to creating your own Church Mission, Vision and Values Statement. 

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Volunteer Management Simplified by ChMS

Think of the largest event your congregation has ever hosted… Okay, now remove all your volunteers from that picture. Would it still have been a raging success? Probably not. Your volunteers’ contribution is invaluable in helping you fulfil your church’s mission.

With the latest technology at the tips of your fingers you no longer have an excuse for miscommunication. With such a valuable workforce offering up their time and skills to serve, it is essential that you return the favor by providing an organized and enjoyable work environment for volunteers. 

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