October 9, 2019

Here’s an excerpt from the new book: Becoming a Welcoming Church. Your church can become more welcoming regardless of how welcoming you may think it already is. Here are six simple adjustments that cost little to nothing that will have great results: Check the website – Your church’s website is its front door to guests….

April 29, 2019

Your ministry most likely experienced a larger than normal attendance on Easter Sunday. That experience may cause you to think about what you can do to encourage people in your community to visit your church during the other 51 weeks of the year. MarketingWeek.com just published an article on Five Trends they believe will reshape…

February 27, 2019

Shelby Systems supplies the software and financial tools needed to help ministries and organizations thrive. We currently serve 9,000 customers in more than 45 countries. To learn how Shelby can help your ministry to grow, please contact one of our Shelby Sales Consultants today.   One of the most dramatic trends in churches over the…

November 23, 2018

Growing church membership is a top priority for many faith communities. However, faith community leaders know all too well that becoming a member doesn’t always mean long-term commitment—or even active involvement in the faith community. Perhaps the answer to cultivating a more engaged congregation lies in focusing on more than just member counts. Rushing visitors…

November 16, 2018

Here is a short list of some time-tested best practices (and actions to avoid) to help reach out to your community and achieve maximum growth for your ministry. DO’S: DO have clear, prominent, welcoming signage. DO strategically place greeters throughout your building, parking area and walkways. DO personally greet every visitor. DO make sure greeters…