3 Easy Ways To Boost Your Church Visibility Using Free Online Reviews

Use these simple tips to boost your church’s online profile and reach more people with the Gospel.

The Power of Online Reviews

It’s a fact. Prospects consult online reviews to make decisions.

Forbes.com gives these statistics:

  • 90% of consumers read online reviews before visiting a business. (2016)
  • Online reviews have been shown to impact 67.7% of purchasing decisions. (2015)
  • 84% of people trust online reviews as much as a personal recommendation. (2016)
  • 74% of consumers say that positive reviews make them trust a local business more. (2016)

ReviewTrackers.com offers these stats for our consideration:

  • 94% say an online review has convinced them to avoid a business.
  • 80% of customers don’t trust businesses with lower than 4-star ratings.

Many of us do the same thing. We check Google Maps, Yelp, or Trip Advisor for good restaurants when traveling. Who hasn’t looked up an item on Amazon only to scroll to the bottom and read the reviews before they learn the details about the product?

With most people using online reviews to make decisions, Churches can leverage this trend to reach more people for Christ. Before I show you these easy steps, let’s consider the good and bad of online reviews.

Pros & Cons of Online Reviews

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What is a Steward? and how to be a good one

The Bible Doctrine of stewardship is an important concept for each Christian to learn.  It is a completely different mindset than how the world-system operates.  Are you a good steward? Find out in this article.

The world operates by the philosophy of ownership.  “It’s mine so I’ll do what I want” is the prevailing attitude.  Stewardship is the opposite.  The philosophy of stewardship says, “I’ve been entrusted with what belongs to someone else and I must give an account of how I handle it.”

You like the idea of stewardship even if you aren’t aware of it.  For example, If you let someone borrow your car, do you want them to drive it like they stole it (ownership)? Or would you rather them drive it like your grandma?  (stewardship)

One who lives by the principles of stewardship is a called a steward.  Let’s learn what a Biblical steward is and how to be a good one.

The word “steward” is an old word and the concept has been around since the Garden of Eden.  

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Happy New Year 2019

Happy New Year to you and your family!

A new year is an exciting time. It signifies the end of one chapter in your life and the beginning of a new one. Many people start of the year excited about resolutions and makeovers, but most of those commitments don’t last. Here are a few articles from the past that will help you start 2019 off right.

Thank you for allowing me to be part of your life. I pray that I can help you reach your potential for God and change your world in 2019.

We have an exciting announcement of some opportunities we hope will enrich your life coming within the next week. You won’t want to miss them.

May God bless you as you serve him this year!  

Have a blessed holiday.

Paul

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New Year - New You: You Can Change

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Perfect Church Poem

This timeless poem reminds Christians that there are no perfect churches and encourages them to be faithful.

There are no perfect churches. If you ever find one, don’t join it because you will ruin it!

The truth is that we are all sinners saved by grace. Each one of us has a lot of growing to do to become like the Saviour. Churches are like spiritual hospitals, not religious museums. They are (more…)

Sin Erodes Potential – 30 Days to Victory Devotional

Day 19

Sin not only costs you today but also steals from your future.

Psalm 31:10  “For my life is spent with grief, and my years with sighing: My strength faileth because of mine iniquity, and my bones are consumed.”

One of the least recognized consequences of sin is the loss of future potential.  Every sin has a cost.  Some sins cost a lifetime.  The results of these sins change the trajectory of a life reducing options in the future.  

 

Older people grasp this truth better than young people.  It is hard for youths to understand the infinite potential of a life lived for God.  They know they have potential but cannot perceive the heights available to them through obedience to God.  Also, they don’t appreciate the devastating effects sin has on their future.  

Adults have a different perspective.  They (more…)