Did you know that only 10 percent of first-time guests become regular attendees? That means if 10 new families visited your church each week, only one of them would stick. Think about how that impacts church growth. Even if you improved retention to 50 percent, that could potentially add over 200 new families to your church each year.
People know you as the office expert, but you know the role goes much deeper. Success for you is about empowering your leaders with the data and administrative support they need to understand how people are being cared for and how God is moving in your ministry.
It’s December 3, which means you have three weeks left to prepare for your Christmas services and meet the tangible needs that arise during the holidays. Before the overwhelming stress starts creeping over you, I wanted to provide some practical help.
Effective outreach is about more than simply getting people to visit your church. It’s about engaging your community to create meaningful relationships and ensure people stick. Whether you realize it or not, your church management software can play a key role in that goal. It’s more than a piece of software; it’s a tool that ensures your outreach strategy becomes a disciple-making strategy.
Some critics tell me that I am too business-like. They believe business has no place in the local church. My thought is that the work of the church is too important for us to isolate ourselves from different perspectives. This is what helps us become more effective church leaders. Church goals may be different than business goals, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t learn from each other.