There are thousands of churches across America that have beautiful facilities — and that’s awesome! We love talking with church leaders who are looking at expanding campuses and building new buildings and making room for more new faces. Growth is fun and exciting, and we’re grateful we get to be a part of it for so many churches.
It's all about the points of contact. You know that every person who walks in the door has a face and a name. You want them to know they matter to you. You're aware that this can have a tangible impact on how well people engage with your church and with God long term.
Have you visited a Starbucks lately? If you have, chances are better than not that you received a smile, were asked your name and, if you didn’t like your drink, were offered a replacement with no questions asked. Traveling as much as I do gives me plenty of opportunities to hit a local Starbucks and, even though I tend to prefer local establishments over chains, I greatly respect and appreciate the consistent experience I get at Starbucks. That’s why Ryan Stigile’s recent article about why people like Starbucks more than the church caught my attention.
When you’ve decided that you’d like to create a mobile app for your church, considering all of the possibilities can be very exciting. This technology could provide some really incredible ways for you to reach people outside your church and better connect with those on the inside.
Did you know that smartphones and tablets now account for more than 50 percent of global consumer electronics sales? Mobile technology is quickly making desktops and laptops seem obsolete. When things are moving this fast, how are church leaders supposed to respond and keep up?