5 Ways To Keep Our Children’s Ministry Safe

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We know firsthand that the children’s ministry is often one of the busiest places around the church. It doesn’t matter if we have 3 or 300 kids…the children’s ministry always seems to be the place where things are happening FAST and LOUD. Though the children’s ministry isn’t up on a stage, it has an impact that reaches deeper than any … Read More

Should My Children’s Ministry Perform Background Checks?

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YES Every Children’s ministry should perform criminal background checks of ALL volunteers, workers, staff, and leadership. This applies to ministries of all sizes. Why should I perform background checks? Performing criminal background checks are about safety and liability. In terms of safety, we do not want to have an individual working with or in close proximity to children that have … Read More

7 Myths That Cause People To Leave ChurchTrac

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Myths are stories or perceived facts that just aren’t true. We’ve all heard someone say… “Pastors only work one day a week“… Myths thrive because people make assumptions without taking the time to find out the facts. Here at ChurchTrac, we know that feeling firsthand. Despite the hundreds of new ministries joining our family every month, we do see some … Read More

Creating Church Budgets

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Church Budgets are not something we would classify as “fun” and “exciting“. Unless you’re the type of person that loves using spreadsheets on a regular basis, budgets can be boring or even overwhelming! Like a well-balanced diet, budgets are necessary when it comes to the health of our church. If you find yourself struggling to make a church budget, or … Read More

Text Messaging In Church: Check Before You Send

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Text messaging is such a powerful tool for reaching our church people. In fact, we would argue that it’s the MOST effective method for reaching your church. In our last article about texting, we pulled a statistic from pew research claiming that 99% of text messages are opened in 5 minutes or less. That’s a pretty crazy statistic! When it comes to … Read More

What Should I Text My Church? 5 Ideas.

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There’s no question that SMS texting for churches is important. According to Pew Research, 81% of Americans text regularly. Of those that text, 99% of their messages are opened in 5 minutes or less. That’s wild! If we know most of our church people text and will open their messages very quickly… what should we text them? Here are some great … Read More

Coming Back To Church: 7 Great Takeaways

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The church never stopped because many of us couldn’t physically meet. We just had to adapt and change how we met and did ministry. Ministries began zooming, streaming, podcasting, and going throwback 70’s style with the “revival tents” in outdoor services.  What initially seemed like a scary time for all of us, quickly became an opportunity to do things like… … Read More

Guest Follow-up: Tags & Member Status

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When adding a Guest to the People Screen, we need to be able to “set them apart” in our database for follow-up. The Member Status field and Tags let us do just that. But which should you use?  We say both.  Tags Vs Member Status On the surface level, Tags and Member Status look identical.  They’re both customizable You can … Read More

Guest Follow-up: Email

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How important is guest follow-up? Answer: SUPER IMPORTANT. So important that we’re dedicating multiple articles to it and how you can use ChurchTrac to both create and track your Guest Follow-Up Process. Today, we want to focus exclusively on Email.  Is Email still relevant?  We get asked this question a lot. For good reason too. Email has been around since … Read More

Why Your Church Needs Processes

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In preparation for our “Trust The Process” webinar, I was asking ministry leaders if they had any Processes at their church. Processes for things like Guest Follow-Up, New Believers, New Members, and so on. About half of them said they did, the other half told me things like: We don’t have time for processes. We have a person who does … Read More