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The podcast of sweet ministry success. Join Brady Sticker, founder and CEO of ChurchCandy Marketing, as he brings practical and motivational information designed to help you build a thriving ministry. ChurchCandy Marketing is a digital marketing agency for churches. While we help pastors get new church visitors with digital marketing, this podcast will help you get new visitors, keep them long term, and serve them with excellence. Church Candy with Brady Sticker helps pastors and churches with social media marketing, Facebook ads for churches, the google ads grant for churches, and church candy marketing also helps pastors with marketing for churches.

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The podcast of sweet ministry success. Join Brady Sticker, founder and CEO of ChurchCandy Marketing, as he brings practical and motivational information designed to help you build a thriving ministry. ChurchCandy Marketing is a digital marketing agency for churches. While we help pastors get new church visitors with digital marketing, this podcast will help you get new visitors, keep them long term, and serve them with excellence. Church Candy with Brady Sticker helps pastors and churches with social media marketing, Facebook ads for churches, the google ads grant for churches, and church candy marketing also helps pastors with marketing for churches.

    Easter Marketing Masterclass | 7 Strategies to Increase Church Easter Attendance

    Easter Marketing Masterclass | 7 Strategies to Increase Church Easter Attendance

    Get our free Easter Ads Set-up Guide: https://churchcandy.com/easter

    0:00 Intro
    2:00 Personal Invite Campaigns
    5:45 Direct Mailer Campaigns
    8:45 Community Outreach Events
    9:56 Google Business Profile Optimization
    11:53 Google Ads:
    12:23 META (Facebook & Instagram) Posting Strategy
    13:17 Reel Example
    14:15 Instagram Carousel Post Strategy
    15:59 Facebook and Instagram Ads
    18:33 How To "Follow" People With Ads (Retargeting)
    19:32 How Much Should You Spend on Ads?
    20:59 Download the Free Easter Ads Guide

    Dive into our free training, "Easter Marketing Masterclass | 7 Strategies to Increase Church Easter Attendance," crafted specifically for lead pastors, associate/executive pastors, and church social media teams. This masterclass blends time-honored techniques with cutting-edge digital strategies to dramatically enhance your church's Easter service attendance. Join us as we explore innovative approaches to community engagement, digital advertising, and personal invitations, ensuring your Easter services reach and resonate with more people than ever before.

    What You'll Learn:
    1. Easter Invite Challenge: Mobilize your congregation with a personal touch.
    2. Direct Mail: Transform your mailers from trash to treasure.
    3. Community Connection: Engage with local events for meaningful invitations.
    4. Google Business Optimization: Make your Easter service stand out online.
    5. Google Ads Grant: Leverage free ads to highlight your service.
    6. Social Media Posting: Create compelling content on Facebook and Instagram.
    7. Meta Lead Ads: Capture interest with META instant form lead ads.

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    • 21 min
    Church Planting Success: Mike Santiago from Focus Church

    Church Planting Success: Mike Santiago from Focus Church

    Are you ready to dive into the captivating world of church planting success? Join your host Brady Sticker on another insightful episode of The ChurchCandy Podcast as he sits down with the remarkable Mike Santiago, the visionary pastor behind the thriving Focus Church in Raleigh, NC. Get ready to be inspired and equipped as we explore the journey of a church planter who turned a daring vision into a reality that now spans three vibrant campuses across Raleigh.
    In this engaging episode titled "Church Planting Success: Mike Santiago from Focus Church," Brady Sticker takes you on an immersive journey through Mike's awe-inspiring story. Discover how Mike Santiago ventured into the unknown, packing his dreams and determination as he set foot in Raleigh with nothing but a vision for a flourishing church community. Listen closely as Mike unveils the secrets behind building a dynamic launch team from scratch and delves into the innovative strategies they employed to generate buzz and excitement for Focus Church's grand opening.
    Mike Santiago, a true trailblazer, imparts invaluable lessons learned from a decade of planting and nurturing Focus Church. Gain unprecedented insights into the challenges, triumphs, and pivotal moments that have shaped Focus Church's remarkable growth. As the episode unfolds, Mike reflects on his journey, sharing pearls of wisdom that resonate with both seasoned church planters and those embarking on this transformative path.
    But the inspiration doesn't end there. Mike Santiago is also the driving force behind break200.com, a revolutionary coaching program designed to empower churches to break through the "200 people" barrier. This innovative initiative is a testament to Mike's commitment to fostering growth and transformation within the church community.
    Follow Mike Santiago on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mikesantiago/
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    Be sure to grab your copy of Brady Sticker's free church marketing book, the "Plan Your Visit Playbook," designed to equip you with actionable strategies to enhance your church's outreach and engagement. Uncover the tactics that can transform your church's approach to welcoming and connecting with visitors:
     
    Get Your Free Copy of Plan Your Visit Playbook: https://planyourvisitplaybook.com
    Tune in to this enriching episode of The ChurchCandy Podcast and embark on a journey that unveils the blueprint to church planting success. Whether you're an aspiring church planter, a seasoned pastor, or a curious listener seeking inspiration, this episode promises to leave you informed, motivated, and ready to take the next steps in your own church planting journey. Don't miss out – hit that play button now!

    • 33 min
    What Does An "Online Campus Pastor" Actually Do? Ft. Olu Lawal from Shoreline City Church

    What Does An "Online Campus Pastor" Actually Do? Ft. Olu Lawal from Shoreline City Church

    Get Brady's Book, the Plan Your Visit Playbook: https://planyourvisitplaybook.com

    Schedule a free strategy session with Brady & the ChurchCandy team: https://go.churchcandy.com/new-guests

    In this enlightening episode, your host Brady Sticker sits down with Olu Lawal, the online campus pastor of Shoreline City Church, to explore the intriguing world of online ministry and the significant role of an Online Campus Pastor.
    Join the conversation as they delve into the question, "What is a campus pastor, and does my church need one?" Discover the fascinating journey of Shoreline City Church as they expanded their reach through multiple campuses, including the groundbreaking decision to embrace an online campus.
    Throughout the interview, Olu Lawal shares valuable insights on building a thriving virtual community, emphasizing the importance of tailored online service experiences, and connecting with individuals beyond the church's local vicinity. Uncover the unique strategies employed to foster authentic relationships and create a sense of belonging among online attendees.
    Learn about the distinct responsibilities of an Online Campus Pastor, which go beyond merely managing social media. Olu Lawal sheds light on the intentional efforts required to engage, disciple, and care for those virtually connected to the church, showcasing the profound impact online ministry can have on people's lives.
    Addressing common concerns, the duo discusses the potential pitfalls of consumer Christianity and how the online campus strives to foster active participation and meaningful engagement. Discover how technology and the internet can be harnessed to reach an unlimited audience and inspire generous giving.
    In conclusion, Brady and Olu encourage listeners to appreciate the value of local in-person churches while recognizing the incredible potential of online ministry to touch lives far beyond physical borders.
    Whether you're a church leader exploring the idea of an online campus or a curious individual seeking to understand the digital evolution of ministry, this episode offers valuable insights that will inspire and inform. Tune in now to gain a fresh perspective on the world of online ministry and the vital role of Online Campus Pastors.
    Don't forget to subscribe and share the ChurchCandy Podcast for more thought-provoking discussions and inspiring stories from the world of modern church ministry.


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    • 30 min
    How to Get Church Guests to Return Next Week | Easy Follow Up Strategies (Audio Exclusive)

    How to Get Church Guests to Return Next Week | Easy Follow Up Strategies (Audio Exclusive)

    Welcome to the ChurchCandy Podcast, the ultimate resource for sweet ministry success. In this episode, your host, Brady Sticker, dives deep into two powerful and often overlooked strategies that churches can use to significantly increase guest retention. If you've been struggling to get your first-time guests to return, this episode is a must-listen!

    In the world of church growth and marketing, attracting new guests is essential. However, it's equally important to create an environment that makes every guest feel seen, heard, and important. Brady unveils the key to retaining church guests lies in genuine personal connections and meaningful follow-up strategies that go above and beyond the norm.

    Strategy 1: Sending Personalized Videos to Guests

    Imagine the impact of a video message from your lead pastor addressed personally to each visiting family. Brady highlights the power of personalized videos and how they can be a game-changer in guest retention. Taking the time to record individualized messages and sending them via email and text can leave a lasting impression on your guests, making them feel valued and cared for. Brady even shares valuable tips on using tools like Loom to simplify the process and ensure high open rates.

    Strategy 2: Handwritten Thank You Cards and Coffee Shop Gift Cards

    In a digital age, receiving physical mail has become a rarity. That's precisely why sending handwritten thank-you cards can be such a powerful gesture. Brady reveals how a simple handwritten note, thanking guests for their visit, can leave a lasting impact on their hearts. He recommends accompanying the card with a $5 gift card to a local coffee shop, supporting the community and adding a personal touch. The quicker the speed of implementation for this follow-up, the better, ensuring guests feel valued and appreciated.

    Enhancing Church Excellence for Greater Impact

    While the above strategies are crucial, Brady emphasizes the importance of overall excellence in church services. From quality music to impactful preaching, providing a memorable and well-organized service can enhance guest retention significantly. Ensuring guests feel your church has its act together and is genuinely focused on their spiritual journey can make all the difference.

    Make a Lasting Impression and Boost Church Growth

    These strategies might not be common in most churches, but their impact cannot be understated. Implementing them can lead to more church growth and a closer connection with your community. Whether you're a lead pastor or a church staff member, these techniques can make your guests feel like cherished members of your church family.

    About ChurchCandy: Turning Online Views to Butts and Pews

    ChurchCandy is a leading digital marketing agency dedicated to helping churches attract new guests and grow their congregations. If you want to see more first-time guests at your church and implement these powerful retention strategies, don't hesitate to reach out. Schedule a free discovery call with Brady and the ChurchCandy team at https://churchcandy.com.

    Don't let your guests slip through the cracks. Listen to this episode now and unlock the secrets to creating lasting connections that will keep them coming back for more!

    • 19 min
    Do This to Get New Church Guests

    Do This to Get New Church Guests

    Get Brady's Book: https://planyourvisitplaybook.com

    Schedule a free strategy session: https://go.churchcandy.com/new-guests

    Join Brady Sticker in this Church Candy podcast episode as he delves deep into the world of leveraging Facebook Ads, Instagram Marketing, and implementing a powerful "Plan Your Visit" strategy to attract new guests to your church.
    In this episode, Brady, an expert in church growth, shares valuable insights and practical tips on utilizing social media advertising to its fullest potential. Discover how to effectively target and engage potential guests using Facebook Ads, and learn the essential techniques to create compelling ad campaigns that resonate with individuals searching for spiritual connection.
    Moreover, Brady explores the immense possibilities of Instagram Marketing for churches. He discusses the art of curating engaging content that showcases your church's values, activities, and community involvement, all while captivating both local residents and those seeking a spiritual community.
    Additionally, the importance of the "Plan Your Visit" strategy cannot be overstated. Brady guides you through the process of creating an inclusive and welcoming experience for first-time visitors, ensuring they feel comfortable and embraced from the moment they step foot inside your church.
    Whether you're a church leader, staff member, or volunteer, this audio podcast episode provides you with a wealth of practical knowledge and actionable steps to help your church expand its influence and attract new guests. Tune in and empower your community to thrive in the digital age.
    Don't miss this opportunity to unlock the secrets of successful church growth through Facebook Ads, Instagram Marketing, and the implementation of a comprehensive "Plan Your Visit" strategy. Listen to this podcast episode now and equip your church with the tools to flourish and make a lasting impact.

    • 37 min
    Mike Signorelli and Using Social Media in Your Ministry

    Mike Signorelli and Using Social Media in Your Ministry

    Pastor Mike Signorelli has built a following of hundreds of thousands across his social media platforms. He pastors V1 Church, which has been named one of the fastest-growing churches in America.

    On this episode of the ChurchCandy podcast, we discuss why pastors should be creating content online, the best practices for creating Reels/TikToks, and more!

    Get a free copy of Brady's book, Plan Your Visit Playbook, here: https://planyourvisitplaybook.com

    Follow Mike Signorelli on Instagram: https://instagram.com/mikesignorelli
    Visit Mike Signorelli's website: https://mikesignorelli.com/

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    Want new church guests every Sunday? Schedule a free strategy session with Brady and the ChurchCandy team: https://churchcandy.com

    • 50 min

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