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Why a Digital Magazine?

We live in a digital age. Church leaders are busy, yet they want to stay connected. They are willing to invest in their personal growth – anything to help them succeed in their call to grow the church.

Church Growth magazine is uniquely developed to appeal to this robust audience of senior pastors and key church leaders.

CHURCH GROWTH magazine goes where you go — on your smart phone, on your tablet, laptop or desktop. It’s available instantly in multiple formats to be digested in the ways and places you prefer.

This means our readers can access your advertising anywhere.

Audience

Church Growth magazine is delivered to a highly targeted, highly qualified readership of 50,000 church leaders.

  • Methodist 31% 31%
  • Independent/Non-denominational 22% 22%
  • Baptist 18% 18%
  • Lutheran 13% 13%
  • Pentecostal 8% 8%
  • Presbyterian 4% 4%
  • Episcopalian/Anglican 4% 4%

Our Readers

On average, our readers…

  • Have a $500,000+ average annual church budget
  • Spend 30 minutes or more reading every issue
  • Have post-graduate degrees
  • Make online purchases (73%)
  • View marketing/advertising of ministry/business resources as important tools (87%)
  • State that either they or someone in their household purchased Christian items, including books and music (97%)
  • View advice from experts as highly/very important for leadership tools (86%)
Composite of Average Reader

Age: 56
Gender: Male
Vocation: Senior Pastor
Attendance: 320
Budget: $524,745
Lives In: USA
Attendance: Stable
Finance Performance: At Budget
Major Purchase Authority: Yes
Church Age: Over 15 Years old
Church Affiliation: Protestant/Denominational

Advertising Manager

To reserve space or for additional information, contact:

Ellie Dunn

(856) 582-0690, ext 2#

This 21st-century magazine is the church
leadership team’s most reliable source for articles, strategies, resources and practical direction all focused on how your church can grow, how you can reach and connect with more people, more effectively. It is considered the go-to business resource for senior pastors, executive pastors and
business administrators at the largest churches and megachurches in America.

Church Growth magazine features exclusive advice, expertise, analysis and insightful editorial contributions by some of today’s most trusted church management thought leaders.

Top 4 Priorities

1. community outreach strategies and programs
2. growth strategies
3. missions
4. changing culture

Your Message deserves to be heard…

Church Growth magazine readers make buying decision for:

  • 97% Accounting / financial management
  • 97% Business management
  • 97% Leadership
  • 96% Financial management / stewardship
  • 95% HR & staff management
  • 95% Technology
  • 94% Volunteer management
  • 93% Church management systems / software (CMS)
  • 92% Children’s ministry
  • 92% Information on new products and services
  • 92% Legal / liability issues
  • 91% Risk management
  • 90% Employee benefits
  • 89% Cyber liability / cyber risks
  • 89% Security / surveillance
  • 88% Accessibility / inclusiveness
  • 88% Generosity and fundraising
  • 84% Tax issues
  • 81% Payroll
  • 79% Planned giving / estate planning
  • 77% Construction / renovation
  • 77% Financing
  • 67% Faith-based travel (for missions & fellowship)
  • 81% Leadership books / training
  • 79% Background checks
  • 74% Security & surveillance
  • 72% Microphones
  • 70% Insurance / risk management
  • 66% Digital giving solutions
  • 65% Projection equipment
  • 63% Video streaming
  • 57% Lighting equipment / consulting
  • 57% Legal services
  • 55% Video equipment / consulting
  • 48% Children’s space design services
  • 30% Lending / loans
  • 69% Music ministry programs
  •  64%VBS programs
  •  36% Transportation: buses & vans
  •  28% Cafés / coffee shops
  •  26% Schools
Editorial Calendar

MONTHLY THEMES

September (Premier): Innovation
October: Connecting with the Neighborhood
November: Outreach
December: Discipleship | Christian Education
January: VBS | Family Outreach
February: Living Generously
March: Higher Education
April: The Idea Factory
May: Websites and Digital Marketing
June: Facilities
July: Ministry and Missions
August: Branding | Engage Your Community

IN EVERY ISSUE

LEADERSHIP

Volunteer engagement

  • College and internships as growth strategies

Resource recommendations

  • Books and conferences | All relating to church growth

Leadership support

  • Dealing with difficult staff, neighbors, or church members
    • Staffing and Personnel issues | Your A-Team
  • Pastor and pastor family support
    • Spiritual weight of leadership | Know Your Stuff | Grounded
  • Dealing with Humans | Staffing – Your A-Team

DISCIPLESHIP

Christian Education

  • Small groups
  • Youth camps
  • Children’s ministry
  • Student ministry
  • Millennials

Higher Education

  • College and career opportunities
  • Short term missions | Spiritual Growth

Family Matters

  • Marriage
  • Men’s and Women’s Ministry

Small groups vs Sunday School

OUTREACH

Events
VBS
Engaging families with children
Communicating to your neighborhood
Neighborhood children
Doing It Different

  • New evangelism techniques
  • Connecting undiscipled people | nones, dones & unchurched
  • Community—consider themselves Christian but don’t regularly attend
  • What Matters to Them/Minority Report

Missions

  • Local missions | Jerusalem-Judea-Uttermost parts/Go!
  • Doing missions well – locally and internationally

CONNECTIONS

Visitor experience

  • Name capture

Worship Experience

  • Coffee Bar

Branding

  • Define who you are | Your mission | Market segment

Communications (what they say / what you hear)

  • Internal/external communications (staff, congregation, neighborhood)
  • Communications trends | Invite, don’t announce

How to show up | Being Visible

  • Sacred Cows
  • Doing things differently
  • Staying relevant

TECHNOLOGY

How you show up in the world

  • Media
  • Websites
  • Social media strategies
  • Redirected marketing
  • Robocalls

FACILITIES AND FINANCES

Sacred Spaces

  • Sound
  • Maintenance
  • Systems and Hardware
  • Symbols and Signage
  • Security

Formats

  • Multi-site vs small churches

Process

  • Smart Operations | Finances
  • Fund raising | Pass the Plate
  • Living Large | Faith vs Fear | Generosity and Giving

Church Growth Magazine
is published monthly by Corcom Publishing, LLC. Columbus Ohio.
www.churchgrowthmagazine.com
To reserve space or for additional information, contact:
Ellie Dunn: (856) 582-0690, ext 2#
[email protected]

Expanding God’s Kingdom on Earth as it is in Heaven

This is the call of the church. To GO and MAKE disciples, to be an expression of His heart, His Compassion, His Love to a world that is hurting and in need of a savior. CHURCH GROWTH magazine exists to equip leaders in fulfilling this call.

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