Every person’s journey into ministry looks different. You faced unique challenges and answered an individual call on your life. Thank God you did! If we asked you what led you into ministry, you would more than likely tell an inspiring story filled with faithful decisions. As a church leader, you probably didn’t imagine leading churches would entail managing better databases or streamlining financial giving...But these are likely part of the daily challenges you face.
In this post, we explore the top practical issues facing your church and how to solve them with products that are easily accessible and quickly implemented. If that sounds like something you need, keep reading to discover how you can alleviate some of the everyday tedious work to focus more on the big picture, eternal work that pushed you into church leadership in the first place.
I Need More Time
One of the most finite commodities, especially for pastors and church leaders, is time. Time travel and cloning aside, this issue is bound to be as constant as the sun. How do you fit in all you need to each week while still balancing a life outside of the church? Automate what you can with products you can trust. List out each time-hog currently on your plate and get creative with readily available technology. We’ve listed some of our favorites below.
Processing tithes, offerings, and fundraising
Digital giving tools, text-to-give, and reporting
Scheduling and coordinating volunteers
A Church Management System equipped for volunteer coordinating and integrated worship software.
Researching the best solution
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Has it ever taken you way too long to draft a church-wide email? If you’re human, chances are you’ve overthought and over-edited emails way too often. Let’s take the pressure off by letting you in on some great news. You do not have to send a comprehensive email each week if you have a central source up-to-date information distribution, like a website or app, that you stay on top of. So, shake the cobwebs off your website and keep that baby looking fresh. When you choose the right platform, it’s easier and takes less time to update than writing out a long-form email with updates and events. This frees you up to spend your time writing individual emails, letters, or even grabbing coffee with your congregants. Bigger impact, less time.
Are you spending hours on Canva trying to fake it til you make it with your creative content? Not every church comes staffed with a graphic designer, and if you don’t have any creative experience yourself this can be a real problem. We have some good news. The landscape of the graphic design world is changing. Instead of hiring an individual designer for each project, you can join a subscription service that comes with monthly graphics and custom designs. You can even have graphics posted directly to your church’s social media. Tithe.ly has a huge free library of graphic designs and media. It’s a beautiful thing.
If God calls you to ministry, he will equip you for every good work (2 Timothy 3:17 & Hebrews 13:21). By offloading everyday tasks that do not require your time specifically, you can focus on leading your church and growing the Kingdom. Every church faces problems but be encouraged that the work you do matters. Whether that’s updating a website or praying with a member of your church, you are making a difference!
How beautiful on the mountains
are the feet of the messenger who brings good news,
the good news of peace and salvation,
the news that the God of Israel reigns!
Need more solutions for common, administrative problems? Check out this post with additional solutions to pass on to your team!
Does your website need an upgrade that doesn’t break the bank? We compiled the best free websites available for churches here.
Were you shouting “Amen!” when we talked about the stress of coordinating volunteers? Take a deeper dive on that issue here.