Researchers at Barna found that 58% of parents say children’s ministry programming is the primary reason they chose their current church. In fact, if you want to be a church that is actively reaching the unchurched in your community, your children’s ministries play a huge role. You could say that the way to the parents’ hearts is through great ministries to their kids!
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Yep, it’s December and Christmas is almost here. If you’ve planned ahead, you have your sermons ready, your church decorated, direct mail invitations on the way and maybe even a big banner hanging outside your building. You’re ready…but have you equipped your congregation to do their part?
This is the time of year that calendars fill up and it’s easy to drop one of the many balls that we are all juggling. So this is just a short reminder that when it comes to preparing and inviting people to your church this Christmas, your timeline is critical. You can increase engagement, see more visitors and make a bigger impact if you follow this strategy:
If you are working hard to reach out to your community and grow your church, it may be time to take a hard look at your physical building. There are probably things that you take for granted—like your church signs – that could use some improvement or an update.
Have you ever noticed that the lazy days of summer somehow turn to the crazy days of fall, which then morphs into the hustle and bustle of Christmas, with time seemingly just speeding up? Wouldn’t it be great to have a plan in place NOW for your Sunday services through the rest of the year? It’s not an impossible dream, you just need the right resources.
Your new visitors have your address and are excited about their first visit to your church, but they’re nervous, too! They need to know what to do once they arrive. Put them at ease from the moment they turn into your parking lot with clear signage.
On the surface the numbers can look bleak – the culture we live in in America is slipping further and further away from God. A recent Gallup survey found that only 81% of Americans believe in God, the lowest percent ever! So how should the Church react and what steps are effective when fewer people in our community express a belief in God?
As a church, you likely have a lot of great events and initiatives happening throughout the year, including community service events, National Back to Church Sunday or special guest speakers. But how do you make sure that your local community is aware of all the good work your church is doing? Use these tools to get more media attention, here’s how….
You don’t have to be a big church to win new friends and increase engagement on social media. Churches like yours are doing it every single day. With a little bit of knowledge on today’s most popular social sites and a few simple tips for getting the most out of your media, your church can begin maximizing your online presence right away.
There’s possibly nothing more American than a trip to the movies. Okay, maybe baseball and apple pie, but not much else. And although many movies are created mostly to entertain, there are also movies that uplift, inspire, share the Gospel — and even serve as a form of outreach for your church. If you’ve never tried hosting a community-wide movie night at your church, consider these five reasons why you might want to plan one soon…
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