Outreach Programs as a Form of Witnessing

Churchnet Church Outreach for Witnessing

Using your church’s Community Outreach Program to Witness to the Community As a believing body, churches set out to witness the word to those outside of the church. We often see examples of this in street revivals and door-to-door witnessing. While these methods can be effective, there is another option. Churches can use an outreach […]

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Avoiding Conflicts of Interest in the 501c3 Application Process

What are conflicts of interest? On a day to day basis I have dealings with a variety of nonprofit organizations, and have discovered one pressing issue that seems to be faced by all organizations, startup and established, big and small—conflicts of interest. Because conflicts of interest can be a serious threat to both an organization’s […]

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How Can My Church Growth Be A Success?

What is Church Growth? Over the past several months, I have participated in a large number of conversations that range from fantastic to absolutely heartbreaking. I have heard stories from several different small churches that are deeply scared about church growth and what it takes. Every time this discussion comes up, I ask one simple […]

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Outsourcing Your Faith-Based Marketing

Ministry marketing solutions for success For most starting faith-based organizations, it is difficult to determine all the ways which to convey your mission, vision, and brand to the community let alone nationally. Whether you have programming that is niche or considered essential to the community such as social services, marketing your organization shortly after establishment […]

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I’m Ready for a 501(c)(3). But am I a Church Startup or a Religious Startup?

So you would like to start a 501(c)(3) organization …..but are unsure whether you are a church startup or a religious startup organization? The terms “church” and “religious” are both used in IRC 501c3 but neither word is specifically defined. The term “church” is also used generically to define all houses of worship, including mosques […]

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Strategic Planning for Successful Ministries

Strategic planning for your church or ministry Dictionary.com defines Success as the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors. To become successful in life, one must have a plan of action or strategy. In order for a ministry to be successful, the organization must also have a plan. Most commonly, ministries refer to what is called […]

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Website Design for Your Church

How to make your church website design shine Today’s churches are realizing that the presence of increased competition in the sector is necessitating exceptional promotion of their organizations. Church administrators are continually developing new marketing and fundraising strategies to help them become better communicators of their missions, to foster growth, and to increase the impact […]

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Church Marketing Plan

Developing a Public Service Announcement for Inclusion in your Church Marketing Plan Public Service Announcements (PSAs) originally began airing in the 1940’s during World War II as a means of boosting morale. Over time, they shifted away from a national propaganda focus and began to highlight special national issues concerning all Americans, especially in the […]

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