Christmas Eve services give churches a unique opportunity to reach people with the hopeful message of the gospel. Pastors know that many people who don’t regularly go to church will attend during the holidays. In fact, 50% of Americans plan to attend Christmas church services, and some churches see 3X more attendance at Christmas than the rest of the year!
Christmas is also the most active season for generosity, with 30% of all annual gifts to churches being donated in the month of December alone. This significant influx of charitable donations makes December the most financially impactful month of the year.
In other words, Christmas is crunch time for churches. With so much at stake, church leaders are on the lookout for innovative Christmas service ideas to end the year strong. Check out these five proven strategies to maximize your impact during your Christmas Eve service and into the new year!
Planning and executing Christmas church services can keep your church staff overwhelmingly busy. In the midst of so many holiday activities, it’s easy for important information to get lost as you try to share it with your community.
This year, cut through all the clutter with a central hub for celebrating Christmas with your church. On your church’s website and mobile app, you can create a special Christmas section or page with all of your holiday service details, including:
Want to see these Christmas ideas for church in action? Visit the Interbay Community Church’s Christmas page to see what you can create on the Subsplash Platform.
You can also download your free Christmas Media Kit to get professionally designed slides, graphics, and promo videos, along with step-by-step instructions for adding your custom church branding!
How can your church build excitement before Christmas and keep your visitors connected into the new year? The most effective strategy is by creating digital touchpoints that engage your community throughout the week.
Here are some examples:
Your members spend several hours online everyday, being exposed to all sorts of ads, communications, opinions, and distractions. Subsplash makes it simple for your church to provide daily devotional content, online Bible reading plans, sermon videos, and other resources all on one integrated platform!
People want to connect with each other in-person, and it’s clear that the gathered church is here to stay. But at the same time, people expect to be able to connect with their churches digitally. That’s why adopting a hybrid experience is critical to engaging people both in-person and online.
Before you live stream your Christmas Eve church service this year, review your livestreaming strategy with your pastoral leadership and tech team. Is your streaming solution easy to use? Is it fully integrated with your mobile app, website, and TV apps? Is it reaching your entire audience across social channels like YouTube and Facebook?
Subsplash Live has helped thousands of churches stay connected with their communities each week by streaming church services to the most popular platforms. Many churches have members traveling during Christmas who would love to watch their Christmas Eve service online. Don’t miss your opportunity to share this special celebration with people near and far!
Christmas is one of the most generous times of the year. With one third of your church’s annual donations coming in December, now is the time to ensure your donors have every opportunity to share their generosity.
Here are some steps you can take today to make sure that your Christmas donation process is ready:
To keep the momentum going from your Christmas Eve church service, it’s critical to continue to engage your visitors. But how can your church keep track of visitors and communicate with them?
Fluro by Subsplash is the people-first database that supports real connections. Featuring events, volunteer management, email campaigns, and more, Fluro also allows you to segment your members into groups to help you organize and optimize every aspect of digital discipleship. Now your church can have a single source of truth for knowing and growing your community!
At Subsplash, we believe the truth of Jesus through the life of the local church is the greatest source of hope and joy for the world. In the end, every church’s mission is to make disciples who love and follow Jesus.
For even more inspirational Christmas service ideas, check out these free resources!