One of the biggest challenges for all churches is connecting with people and growing your ministry. We do things like give mid-service announcements, hand out worship guides to people as they walk in, display slides on the projector, and even place response cards in front of every seat.
Despite all of our hard work in communicating across multiple mediums, many guests never come back and members still end up saying things like "I didn't know about that" fairly regularly. Church Connect is our answer to this.
Church Connect is a customizable web page for connecting your members, donors and guests. This web page gives your people the ability to do things like:
Here's an example of what your Connect Page might look like:
Connect Page Cards are at the heart of your Church Connect page. They are digital "cards" that either display information or take the form of a clickable button. For example, you can have a Connect Card that can display your church's mission statement or display the verse of the week. You can also set up a Connect Card to be a button that does things like open a prayer request form, link to Online Giving, display service times and locations, or register for an event.
Church Connect is made up of 7 types of Connect Cards. Every card has a specific function. For example, a quote card can only display written text and has no linking capability. Likewise, a Link Card is for linking to a specific URL and an Event Card goes directly to a specified ChurchTrac Event. The full list of Connect Card types include:
For more help on creating cards, and what each card type can do, see Creating Cards for Your Connect Page.
Your ministry has its unique Church Connect Page URL. This URL can be found by going to Settings Church Connect. Navigate to the "Church Connect URL" section and copy and paste the URL to where you would like it to be accessible to your people. You can link this URL to your pre-existing website, a Facebook button, Twitter & more!
ChurchTrac also generates a unique QR code for your Church Connect URL as well. Most smartphones will automatically navigate to your Church Connect page when the camera app is opened and pointed at this QR Code. You can display this code on your projection screen during worship, or in your bulletin or other printed material.
Think of Church Connect as the hub for connecting your church people. You can customize it to fit the specific needs of your ministry by displaying the information that's relevant to people who are logged in or not logged in. Because Church Connect is a web page, it is the perfect supplement to your church's current website. Church Connect is also a great website alternative for ministries that do not have a website!Continue to Getting Started with Church Connect.
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