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(2022) Effective Church Outreach & Ideas to Foster a Loyal Following

At ChMeetings, we understand the importance of an effective church outreach program. As overall religious attendance has been dwindling over the past decade, churches need to be more creative than ever when it comes to attracting new members and retaining their current ones.  Why an Effective Church Outreach Program Is Important Church outreach isn’t just about growing your church. It’s about spreading warmth throughout your community. Church outreach and doing good deeds go hand in hand. To attract the respect of your...

Working for a Church (Roles, Salary & What to Expect)

Working for a church is not something most of us dream of as a career choice. In most cases, people aren’t even aware that churches have career options besides secretarial roles. However, according to recent data, the average annual pay for a church employee is $43,185.  You’d be surprised to know that churches are full-fledged businesses and offer people career choices they never even dreamed of. People prosper in roles like graphic designers, music directors, accountants, etc. Plus, given the statistics...

5 Signs of Bad Church Leadership to Watch Out for

As church members, we are responsible for recognizing signs of bad church leadership and correcting them immediately to promote a healthy, safe, and friendly church environment.  The church is a place where you go to connect with God, spread positivity, and give and receive love. But, power and control often stray church and ministry leaders from the righteous path and lead them to narcissism and abuse. This has lasting effects on people, which causes them to leave for seasons or switch...

Christ-Centered Ways To Grow Church Attendance in 2022

You probably won’t be surprised to learn that data from Gallup shows that church growth has declined significantly in recent decades, from 70% of Americans claiming church membership in 1999, to a mere 47% in 2022. Empty pews have pastors and church administration looking for more and more strategies to grow church attendance, encourage ministry participation, and spread the good news of Christ’s saving grace. ChMeetings helps churches of all sizes become more effective at growing and engaging their flock. In this...

5 Essentials of Church Management in 2022

At ChMeetings, we understand how important organization and effective management are for running a church. In fact, more than 2,000 churches and dioceses trust our cloud-based church management software. The future of church management software is bright, with its market size expected to grow 5% annually in the coming years. The market size currently stands close to $200 million and will likely surpass $300 million around 2030.  Today, we’ll look at the 5 essentials of church management and explain how our software...

How to Legally Start A Church in 2022

The state of the church is changing. According to a Barna Group study on how Americans relate to Christianity, there were more non-practicing Christians in 2021 than ever since 2000. Practicing Christians declined from 45% to 25%, while non-practicing Christians grew from 35% to 43%. What does that mean? There are more souls out there who need to feel the power of the community that is the church, which is probably why you’ve thought about starting one. In this piece, we’ll look at...

How to Start a Church in California

California is the second state in the USA after Texas, with the largest number of congregations. There are over 23,558 religious congregations spread across the state. These churches have been at the epicenter of massive Christian revival and growth in churches globally. Most megachurches in the USA were birthed and are located in California. But they all had to start small like you’re about to do. So, what did they have to do to start and register their churches in California? Dive...

How Technology Can Help You Manage Your Church

It’s impossible to ignore technology or how fast it is evolving. And that is the essence of Moore’s law. Gordon Moore, the founder of Intel, stated in 1965 that computing speeds would double every 18 months. Over half a century later, his theory has held mostly. As more computing power hits the market, the world hasn’t been slow to stay on track with the latest tech. How we live and interact is transforming by the day.  But how has the church been coping...

How to Start A Church A Step-By-Step Guide

Getting a calling to start a church is one of the most exciting things any minister of the Gospel can experience. A church is a great conduit to spread the word of God in your community and make an impact locally and beyond. However, the process of getting your church up and running can be daunting. You have to conduct a lot of research to ensure you have all the moving parts ready and your legal documents in order. Failing to...

3 Sermon Series Ideas For 2022

Are you a pastor who’s trying to come up with a sermon series? Are you finding it challenging to come up with fresh sermon series ideas? Don’t feel bad. If you don't know what to preach on next week then don’t worry because today we’ll be giving you easy sermon series ideas that will have your church members excited about what they hear every day. Remember, a good idea doesn’t have to be a new idea. Jesus taught the same principles...