ATTRACT AND ENGAGE MORE WITH CHRISTMAS
Outreach Blog
by Carri Gambill
4M ago
Law 2 of the 4 Laws of Inviting and Connection is to Attract & Invite Visitors to Your Church. This may seem like an obvious step but the methods we use, and the diligence needed to be effective, are often misunderstood. To help you improve your Christmas outreach plans, we have put together these three tips plus some additional more in depth articles you can dive into to learn more. Increase your church’s visibility in the community – It’s easy to become invisible to your neighbors and your church can be just another building people drive by.  One solution is to update the look of ..read more
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Preparing Your Church to Welcome Back Visitors
Outreach Blog
by Carri Gambill
6M ago
As the summer season comes to a close, it’s time to gear up to welcome back your church members who have been away on vacation and get ready for new guests!  This is an opportune time to refresh your church building to make a positive impression on those returning to your seats.  In this article, we will explore several important steps you should take to create a warm and welcoming environment for visitors.  Assess and Beautify the Church: Before visitors arrive, take the time to assess the overall condition of your church. Check for any maintenance or repair needs, such as br ..read more
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Embracing Community Connection: Why Your Church Should Plan Now for a Big September Outreach
Outreach Blog
by Carri Gambill
7M ago
September is Key When planning a special event or outreach, it’s important to consider the timing and availability of your audience, and September is already seen by many as a month of transition and renewed energy, in this blog we will explore a few reasons why you should consider planning a special Back to Church event this September:   Capitalizing on Back-to-School Season: September marks the beginning of the school year for many students and families. It represents a time of fresh starts, new routines, and increased community involvement. By organizing a special event during t ..read more
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Hot Sermon Resources for Summer
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by Carri Gambill
8M ago
The temps are heating up and your staff is probably taking vacation time with their family. But there is no need to stress about providing excellent weekend services, just take advantage of these customizable series kits and make summer sermon planning a breeze… To start out, pre-designed sermon kits are a legitimate resource for any busy pastor and staff. Every series mentioned in this article includes sermons that can act as a starting point for your own thoughts – they are all customizable to fit your church and preaching style. Then the sermons are paired with professionally-designed grap ..read more
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Hot Sermon Resources for Summer
Outreach Blog
by Carri Gambill
8M ago
The temps are heating up and your staff is probably taking vacation time with their family. But there is no need to stress about providing excellent weekend services, just take advantage of these customizable series kits and make summer sermon planning a breeze… To start out, pre-designed sermon kits are a legitimate resource for any busy pastor and staff. Every series mentioned in this article includes sermons that can act as a starting point for your own thoughts – they are all customizable to fit your church and preaching style. Then the sermons are paired with professionally-designed grap ..read more
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What to Do During VBS Week
Outreach Blog
by Outreach
9M ago
Here’s what to do during VBS to maximize your opportunities to connect with your volunteers, the kids and their families. Pray. Ask leaders and volunteers to meet 10 minutes early each day to pray for the kids and parents who will be introduced to Jesus through your VBS program. Be a part of the opening announcements. Let the kids get to know who you are. Help out at each station at least once throughout the week. This shows your volunteers you appreciate the work they do, and also gives you a chance to hang out with the kids. Get daily feedback. You’re likely planning to survey leaders and ..read more
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Creative Ways to Use QR Codes for Better Engagement
Outreach Blog
by Carri Gambill
10M ago
If you’re like most church ministry leaders you want to keep the lines of communication open with your congregation, and create engagement points for guests and potential guests. But sometimes creating two way communication paths that are clear and concise can be a challenge. That is where the smart and creative use of QR codes can help. Here is what you need to know about creating and using QR codes to increase church communication and engagement.  Why QR codes are so helpful Just to be clear, QR codes are those little squares of bit-map code that can link to any online web page. During ..read more
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Time to Plant – Back to Church Sunday Season is Coming!
Outreach Blog
by Carri Gambill
10M ago
Every Spring, as the weather warms, trees bud and flowers pop up I get in the mood to garden. I think about how great it would be to plant a few tomatoes, some peppers, some herbs, maybe an onion – I would love to have fresh salsa from my own garden. Yet each year, I fail to properly plan, I get overwhelmed and I give up before I even start. I sigh and say…maybe next year.  This might be how you look at planning ahead for a big fall outreach event like National Back to Church Sunday. You see the promotions begin, you look at your ministry calendar and think “I should plan for this” –&nbs ..read more
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Dad-tastic Celebration: 5 Fun Ideas to Bring Families to Church on Father’s Day!
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by Carri Gambill
10M ago
Father’s Day is an important day for families; It’s a day to celebrate and honor the contributions of fathers and father-figures in our lives. But for years, church attendance hasn’t been high on the list of things to do on Father’s Day. But with a little creativity, you can plan a weekend that Dads and their families will engage with and enjoy!  First, as with Mother’s Day, it’s a good idea to think about the people in your church who may not be able to have children, who have lost children or people who do not have an active Father in their lives. Don’t limit attendance/participation ..read more
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Reaching Out to New Movers: How Your Church Can Attract and Connect with New Families
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by Carri Gambill
11M ago
As you seek to grow your church and reach more people in your community, one group that should not be overlooked is new movers. These are families who have recently relocated to a new area and are seeking to establish themselves in their new community. Here are some reasons why new movers are a good audience to invite to church, as well as some effective methods for attracting them. New movers are often going through life change.There are a lot of reasons that people choose to relocate but many of them involve a major life change: Marriage or divorce, downsizing after the kid’s move out, fin ..read more
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