$10,000 per month Google ad spend for Churches for free

$10,000 per month Google ad spend for Churches for free

Did you know that your Evangelical Church can get free Google Ads advertising ($10,000 per month) absolutely for free?!!  Yes, that much for free.

Please note:  You do have to apply to two programs (Tech Soup, which is run by Google, and Google Ads Grants, also done through Tech Soup).

To apply for Tech Soup, go to www.techsoup.com and apply to their free program.  This membership is what you need to apply to Google Ads Grants (it’s pretty straightforward to apply to both of them).

 For each program, it can take a few weeks to get accepted.  Also, to keep your Google Ads Grants account, you do have to meet their minimum requirements for click-through rate on the platform.

If running the ads is something that you don’t feel you can do, you can hire a Marketing agency (such as us) to help you run your Google Ads.  Contact us today to see how we can help your Church grow.

What’s the EEIIRY Strategy for Social Media for Churches?

What’s the EEIIRY Strategy for Social Media for Churches?

When dealing with social media, there are many different types of acronyms you can try to memorize, but this one’s easy to remember and easy to implement.

Our signature method for Church social media is the EEIIRY strategy.  The acronym stands for:

  • Educate

     

  • Encourage

     

  • Inform

     

  • Inspire

     

  • Remind

     

    • About the past

       

    • About upcoming events

       

  • Yield

     

    • Stop the scroll

       

    • Help your audience yield to God

       

How does this apply to my Church?

Each of these 6 posting strategies plays an important role in Church social media.  Let’s look at them one at a time.

Education can be a post that is teaching about God or something Christian-related.

Encourage means to build up the Church through your post.

Inform means to let your social media community know something that’s important about your Church services (or something that’s going on).

Remind has to do with either a throw-back post (#TBT or Throwback Thursday) where you mention something from the past, or it can also be a post where you remind your community about something that is coming up.

Yield can either be a post that is on purpose making people stop and pay attention (to get their attention and “stop the scroll”) or to get them to pay attention to God during the day.

 

How can I make social media posts and post them?

Great question.  There are several tools we recommend, and we also can offer you a tool as well.

The several tools we recommend to create the posts are Canva, Crello, Pablo by Buffer, and Relay That.

Contact us if you want access to the other tool that we can provide (unlimited users and unlimited social media accounts at just $50 per month, or a little discount if you choose to watch our webinar on social media).

Want to see our webinars?

We have several webinars for Churches that you can check out.

Free Church Streaming Software

Free Church Streaming Software

Did you know that you can start streaming your Church services for free?  (And with free support even during your Church service).

 Life Church started a free Church streaming service called Church Online Platform.  As they’re a large Church, they have the resources and donations to keep it free.

Many Churches, including large ones, use their service in order to stream their services.

If you’d like to learn more about Church Online Platform (and get started on it ASAP), click the button below to learn more about the free Church streaming service, Church Online Platform.

 

9 Steps to Grow Your Church Using Your Church Website

9 Steps to Grow Your Church Using Your Church Website

Do you need to grow your Church but don’t know where to start?  We should look first at getting more of your guests to become engaged Church members.  This is where our program focuses.  We’ve put together a guide on how we can do that for your Church.  Just enter your name and email address below, and we’ll send that to you.

5 Ways to Keep Your Members Engaged

5 Ways to Keep Your Members Engaged

Websites have gone a long way.  They used to be a place to simply show information, but now they can do so much more.

Now, Churches can even use websites to keep their members engaged.

Here are just 5 ways Churches can use their website to keep their members engaged:

1.  Community for Members – Churches can either put a community for their Church on their own website or have a link to an online community (this can be a community made for their Church or even a Facebook group, if desired).  Communities are becoming more and more common ways for Churches to communicate in between Church services, and that’s even more handy during this time of COVID-19 (and perhaps even afterwards) for a sense of community.

2.  Prayer List – On your website, preferably under a password-protected login section, you can put up prayer requests for your Church members to keep in mind during their prayer times.  The best way to do this is to put up the Church bulletin in a PDF format (or downloadable from the website), if prayer requests are put on your bulletin.

3.  Online Classes – This more applies to the COVID-19 time, but putting up video classes, filmed for your Church’s small groups (or to help members grow Spiritually), is a great way to help keep your Church members engaged during the week.  These classes can operate just like your small groups (and could even include interactivity such as quizzes to test their understanding of the material covered).

4.  Church Growth Webinars – The Pastor, or Church leadership, could do a weekly or monthly webinar (not on days you normally have your Church services) that is live and either visible from your website or from another link people can access from your website.  Members could request topics, or there could be certain topics the Pastor or Church leadership choose to cover during these webinars.

5.  Website Personalization – There are certain new techniques that allow websites to be personalized to the user.  Doing this could mean, potentially, that you could allow for at least two different experiences for users of your website:  one for guests and another experience for members.  This would allow you to make sure members of your Church aren’t being overly “welcomed” to your website (making them feel like a guest rather than a member) or making a guest overwhelmed at your Church’s website and not welcoming them enough.

Need help implementing this for your Church?

We hope that you find these 5 tips helpful.  If you need any help implementing these ideas, our website service, Disciple Generation is aimed at helping Churches turn guests into engaged Church members through website personalization.

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