I just switched over my church’s website (www.crosswaychurchwa.com) to WordPress. I did this because it is easier to update (multiple users can do this). It is responsive so it looks good on mobile device and tablets. I have already posted on the three easy steps it take to create a site and the questions you should ask if you church is considering a new site. I thought I would start a new series on some of
Step 2: Meet With The Couple After I have the couple take the Prepare Enrich test to find out their strengths and weaknesses, my wife and I meet with the couple between 3-6 times before their wedding. We customize which topics we spend the most time on. We always ask them if they have anything in particular they feel that they need to talk about and make sure it takes a high priority. Here are the topics we tend
I am doing pre-marital coaching (can’t call it counseling in my state unless you are a professional counselor) for a few couples in my church. I am always interested in what topics others cover, so I thought I would share my overall premise and the resources I used. Step 1: Prepare Enrich Test: There are quite a few good tests out there. Prepare Enrich and Focus seem to the be the ones that come most highly r
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Our friends at Church Juice have put together this great social media image sizing guide that contains all the image sizes that all the different social media sites use. This is very helpful if you us Facebook, Google +, etc. Download it today!
I am always looking for free resources. At our church, we love the hymns because of the depth of their lyrics, but we modernize their arrangement. I was looking for some new hymns to sing and found out that you can download modern arrangments of classic hymns by Ascend the Hill. Click the download button to download it for free or for a tweet. You can also give the band a tip if you like. Enjoy!
Our church is just moving towards formal membership. I searched for a long time for some good examples of membership transfer forms so I didn’t have to start from creating them from scratch. I didn’t find any so I thought I would post them here. Hope they help! Statement of Membership: We use this form for transfers to churches that are non-denom or part of other denominations. Transfer of Membership:
4 MONTH UPDATE: I have been using Anveo.com for the past 6 months. Overall, I have been somewhat satisfied by the service. The phone answering and fax system works great. I have used both and been very happy with it. I get the MP3 of a voice mail and a pdf version of a fax emailed to me. I have not set up a VOIP service so I don’t know how this works. I just use it to forward calls to my cell phone as ment
At my church, we have found the banners are a great cheap way to promote sermon series and and special events (like Christmas and Easter services). They are the third most popular way people find us (personal invite and internet search are the top two). Since we worship in a school, we aren’t able to put banners up during the week. Thankfully, local land / business owners have given up permission to hang b