Before the internet and social media, people had to visit a congregation in person to determine whether or not to join. No more. Today people are using social media to decide if a congregation is right for them before they ever visit!
If your congregations is waiting for people to show up on site to meet and greet them, you may be ignoring your best candidates for membership -- your online visitors!
It is time to take charge of your online visitor experience and grow your congregation.
In this course you will learn concrete strategies to connect with your online visitors and help them shift to onsite participation and into membership.
You’ll learn how social media is pulling the membership process online.
You’ll learn why people are attempting to research and select a congregation without ever visiting onsite.
You’ll learn strategies to help online visitors determine your congregation is right for them and help them shift to onsite participation.
You’ll learn how to make sure online visitors have a successful visit when they finally do visit onsite.
This course shares strategies applicable to congregations across denominations and faith traditions.
Social Media is changing how people research, connect with and ultimately join congregations. For many faith communities there is a disconnect between the process they are using and the process their potential members are using. This is a barrier to people visiting and joining congregations. In this course you'll learn strategies to bring your membership process in-line with our increasingly digitally oriented culture.
Technology is changing how people connect, learn and make decisions and this is having a huge impact on congregations. To thrive in today’s world, religious communities need to understand these changes and to learn new strategies and skills -- and church leaders love learning with Peter Bowden!
Known for his contagious enthusiasm and practical congregational know-how, since 2002 Peter has been training clergy, staff, and volunteer leaders across the United States.
Today his work is focused on how faith communities across religious traditions are integrating digital culture and congregational life, and sharing successful strategies with leaders like you.
Peter brings extensive church and media experience to his training. For over a decade he worked bi-vocationally as a church growth consultant, and television producer and educator on multiple nationally syndicated PBS programs.
Whether it is focused on social media, navigating size transitions or launching a new small group program or entrepreneurial ministry project, Peter delivers practical hands on knowledge with a fun and joyful spirit.
Now he joins the amazing instructors on Udemy to help clergy, staff and volunteer leaders bring new understanding, ideas, and skills to their congregations.
Peter's Udemy courses are designed for congregational leaders across denominations and faith traditions.