SUNDAY CHURCH HACKS & On your onsite and online “communication card” start by asking for prayer requests (rather than asking the person for contact information). Contact info can follow, but show the person you are putting their needs first, rather than a need for information.

Commentary by Dr. Whitesel: Hurting people who are seeking you out, may not yet be ready to share identifiable data. On your “connection card” (virtual or hard copy) do not require …

  • phone numbers
  • email addresses
  • physical addresses
  • even names

You can ask for this information, but do not make it required (usually identified by an asterisk “*” .

Click on the picture below to enlarge an example from a client. This example includes changes to make a communication card more focused on the needs of others.

#GuestServices101 #ChurchGuests101

STREAMING & #SundayChurchHacks – When streaming services, don’t require phone numbers and/or email addresses for people to register their presence (like the example pictured).

Commentary by Dr. Whitesel: Worship registration “templates” often ask for too much information than visitors to your online service may be ready to give. Check your online registration site and ensure that phone numbers and email addresses are optional, not required like the example below. This example, from a client church that is making great strides in becoming visitor focused, was unaware it had this requirement.

SOCIAL MEDIA & The Most Missed Website Design Basics #Infographic

by LAURA MONTINI, Inc. Magazine, 10/3/14
Lots of companies forget to include these important website components. Add them to your design must-haves and you’ll be far ahead of your competitors.

In the online world, sub-par design just doesn’t cut it anymore. Sixty-four percent of shoppers say a website’s shoddy design have deterred them from completing an online purchase. The number might be a little intimidating, but the good news is, it’s easier than you think to get the basics right. There are a lot of low-hanging fruit when it comes to website design.

For example, the easiest ways to make a customer happy are:

  • Clearly tell people what you’re selling.
  • Make sure your copy is grammatically correct. And,
  • Remember to give customers a way to get in touch with you.

That’s not so hard, is it? For more easy-to-implement website design tips, check out the infographic below from website builder


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