10 Must-Have Church Planting Resources for the New Year
January 6, 2023
Pursue these must-have church planting resources and make the portable church experience easier in the coming year.

Make your portable church systems more efficient and effective when you tap into these must-have church planting resources.

The prospect of a new year dawning often brings people to a place of reflection and inspires thoughts and actions around changes, improvements, and tackling the next 365 days more efficiently. 

It should be the same in our churches.  Now is the perfect time to reflect on ways that your church planting processes can be adjusted and made more effective, easier to handle, and more enjoyable for your staff and volunteers. 

It’s important to look at the practicalities around sustaining your portable church and look to making the process easier for all involved. We have put together a list of 10 resources we think are essential when it comes to excelling in planting and sustaining portable churches.

10 Must-Have Church Planting Resources for the New Year

1. A Church Management Systems That Already Includes Online Registration

Your church may not have a permanent location, but your information should. Every church needs a church management system that efficiently and safely stores all the important information that ensures your systems work smoothly.  When you start your search for a church management system, always choose one that already includes online registration because it’ll help your church work that much better.

2. Useful totes

Fulfil all your storage needs when you use a PCI tot, specifically designed for portable churches.

Instead of rifling around storage bins or searching for a lost lid, these bins are a proven favorite.

3. Bistro cart

Your church needs a bistro cart, so every ministry can enjoy top-level hospitality. With a cart, the coffee station isn’t parked in one spot but can be moved and used anywhere in the facility.

Golden coffee tips: Top 3 Ways to Set Up Coffee Bar for Your Church

4. New curbside and parking lot signage

Change things up to get noticed by the general public and your own people. People notice signs and love a new eye-catching way to direct or instruct crowds. By introducing or refreshing a sandwich board sign or a flagstand, you can make it a lot easier for people to know where to go or how to find your church.

Make your portable church’s set up and tear down process much easier when you explore must-have church planting resources, such as PCI cases.

5. PCI cases

Setting up and tearing down in a rented facility comes with the territory of being a portable church. How easy the process largely depends on whether or not you have portable-friendly equipment and storage facilities. 

PCI cases are specifically designed for portable churches and are developed in such a way that accommodates for all the intricacies involved in transporting valuable equipment. As a bonus, there are several online resources to train you in using the cases effectively and safely.

Your church may not have a permanent location, but your information should. Every church needs a church management system that safely stores all the important information that ensures your systems work smoothly.   Click To Tweet

6. Updated website

These days, people will check out your church website before setting foot in your building. This means that your church’s website needs to be updated regularly. Make sure that all the information on your website is accurate and perhaps consider a website refresh as you enter the new year.

7. Fresh social media presence

People are looking for connections with their favorite churches, pastors, and leaders and what better way to provide this than by running a social media account.  This allows your church to organically share insights and resources with all who hit the follow button. 

Update your church equipment and motivate your volunteers.

It’s also a great way of communicating important announcements or drives; you’ll know that your people will see this information far sooner than if it’s published on your website.

Get influenced: 10 Valuable Social Media Accounts for Church Planters to Follow Right Now

8. AVL equipment that makes the online user experience as excellent as the in-person. 

Today, online and in-person church experiences must be considered equally important. Going into the new year is an excellent time to relook at the AVL equipment your church has and make sure that it serves both your online and in-person congregations while also being portable-friendly.

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9. New children’s ministry vibe

Do something to show you’re paying attention and inject some excitement into the kids in areas with new custom-printed scuba walls and a super easy-to-use children’s registration case. Don’t underestimate the power of aesthetic changes!

10. As always, a supportive professional network

To get through life, we turn to our friends, church leaders, and family. This is because surrounding yourself with people who ‘get it’ and want to support you is the best way to live.  It’s the same with your church ministry. 

And, when it comes to giving you the best advice regarding your portable church solutions, we’re here to help. Whether you’re wondering if portable equipment would solve your space challenges, or if you’re curious about the next phase of your portable church expansion, we are here for you. 

Tap into a supportive and professional portable church network when you book a free consultation call with us today.