Palm Sunday: The Middle Child of Church Services

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In the church realm, the Easter and Christmas services are always the most chattered about. It’s for good reason since the’re usually a time of influx of new guests that step foot into our churches. But what about Palm Sunday? Easter seems to always overshadow Palm Sunday. Like the middle child, Palm Sunday is a service we all know about, … Read More

Every Service Is Easter

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We don’t need to tell you how big of a deal Easter is.  You know it. We know it.  Everyone knows it. We’re all hands on deck as we prepare to have an influx of people step into our churches. Whether it’s a nearby neighbor, a visiting family member, or your “chreasters” (Members that only show up on Christmas and … Read More

Connect Card Hack: Get The Info You Need

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One of the best ways to keep track of and follow-up with guests is to have them fill out a guest card or a “connect card”. A while back we talked about how to make the best connect card. We recently came across a little hack that could help take it to the next level for many churches. Most connect cards … Read More

Christmas Songs For 2018

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! For the weeks leading up to Christmas, both non-church people and church people alike will be humming Christmas tunes all the day long. Despite how much as we love Christmas music…singing “Baby it’s cold outside” probably isn’t the best choice when it comes to us singing Christmas music as a congregation 😂. We don’t … Read More

Christmas Service: The Super Bowl of Church Services

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Christmas for the church is like the Super Bowl is for football. Much how the Super Bowl attracts a viewership of millions who typically never watch football regularly… Christmas is a time when millions of guests come through the church doors to get their annual “fix” of religion. It’s this understanding that should cause us to be intentional about how … Read More

Facebook: A Powerful Tool For Small Churches

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A few weeks ago we talked about the 6 Reasons Nobody Goes To Your Church Website. If you’re a small church under 75 people, a church website may be the farthest thing from your radar. Though we still think every church should have some sort of web site…the reality is that many small churches just don’t have the time, the knowhow, … Read More

6 Reasons Nobody Goes To Your Church Website

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Here at ChurchTrac, we probably see 20 different church websites every day. Doing the math, that means we see roughly 5,000 church websites per year! We’ve seen it all too. From amazing sites that are informative and easy to navigate… to sites that have unreadable neon fonts with a banner from a spaghetti dinner that happened in 2012. We’re not even … Read More

You Got Served [Avoiding Ministry Burnout Part 3]

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Having a basketball hit you in the face at 126 mph is a humbling experience. Sure…I might be exaggerating the speed a little bit. The truth is, I got hit so hard by that ball you could see the “W” from the Wilson logo almost perfectly imprinted on my forehead. Not even kidding! It happened when I went to make … Read More

Gather ‘Round The Table [Avoiding Ministry Burnout Part 2]

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This is part 2 of our 3 part series on avoiding ministry burnout. In part 1, we talked about enjoying the fruits of our labors by treating ourselves. Today, we are going to focus on family. The Table Throughout my early childhood, my family ate dinner together almost every night at the dining table. There were no cell phones. The TV … Read More

Treat Yo Self [Avoiding Ministry Burnout Part 1]

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Ministry can be TOUGH! Whether you’re a senior pastor, worship leader, children’s pastor, or a bi-vocational youth leader…we all work hard to make an impact in our local church. Church isn’t some business that’s limited to the hours of 9 to 5 on weekdays. Church is where two or more are gathered in the name of JESUS. This gathering can … Read More