Email is your most powerful tool for communicating with your church throughout the week. But how do you collect emails to grow your church email list?
In today’s pro-tip, I’m showing you a free and easy tool to collect email addresses on your church website.
Introducing Hello Bar To Grow Your Church Email List
Hello Bar gives you an easy way to install an eye-catching bar at the top of any website.
They have a WordPress plugin or code you can insert in Squarespace, Wix, or any church website that will accept header code. And if you don’t know what any of that means, they even generate an email to send to your web guy.
Using Hello Bar, you can easily collect emails and grow your church email list on any page on your website. It automatically uses your website’s color scheme to match your site, and you can customize the message to collect emails. Here are some of my favorites:
“Stay up to date with what’s going on:”
“Find out more about our church and future events with our church newsletter:”
“Learn more about our church and how you’ll fit in:”
You can also use Hello Bar to offer promotions or get more Facebook likes. But as we always say here at CTA, email trumps social media. So when you have to choose between social media and email…choose to grow your church email list.
Why Collect Emails For Your Church?
Even a small church of 50 needs to be collecting emails. Here are some of the ways you can use email to share the Gospel and grow your church:
Keep your subscribers up to date with what’s going on at your church
Use email to deliver devotionals every week
Ask your subscribers questions to gauge where people stand on a topic or do research for a sermon
Share news and prayer requests for your community
Get one-to-one feedback from your subscribers
Carry on one-on-one conversations with subscribers that reply to your email broadcasts
Share encouragement or revelations when the moment strikes
Share testimonials of what God’s doing at the church
Get feedback on potential sermon topics or series
Call for volunteers for an event when needed (and use this sparingly)
If you’re thinking, “I can do this on social media…” you’re right. You can absolutely do all of the above on social media. The difference is if you want to get your message out to all of your followers, you have to pay. With email, you know that they’ll receive your message.
Email is a super easy and affordable way to stay connected with your church throughout the week. And Hello Bar is a great tool to collect email addresses on your church website.
With Hello Bar you get a free, eye-catching bar at the top of your website that looks beautiful and contains minimal branding.
And if you want to pay for complete control and remove the Hello Bar branding, it’s very affordable for any church.
Are you collecting emails for your church? Let us know in the comments below!