Easter is the most important day on the church calendar. Not only is it the day Jesus won the victory over death; it’s the day more people become Christians than any other day. I want to take full advantage of this once-a-year opportunity. How would these fourteen tactics make a difference for Easter at your church this year?
A few years ago, Kelly Brady was reading 2 Timothy 4:5 when it stopped him in his tracks. The apostle Paul, an evangelist, was telling Timothy, his disciple and a pastor, to “do the work of an evangelist.” Brady is one of a growing number of senior pastors who are rediscovering a personal passion for witness outside the walls of church. They’re swapping traditional evangelism techniques for relational approaches. They’re challenging their members to set aside fears and become creative with evangelism. And they’re partnering “as one church” with other pastors and organizations for communitywide strategies.
Spring is in the air (or will be soon) and while it’s important to concentrate on the big event on the calendar, Easter, it’s also a great time to plan other spring church event ideas. Exciting events boost attendance and increase your church’s visibility in the community. Getting Your Spring Outreach Started Begin hosting events […]
In Part 1 of this article, we discussed the first secret to effective church marketing: Building a Dynamic Ministry Marketing Team. Part 2 explores the best way to build a ministry marketing plan. Secret Two: Create a Ministry Marketing Plan The success of your marketing efforts relies heavily on creating a strategic plan in advance of your […]
If you want an easy, fast and fun way to tell your community about upcoming events, try a church door hanger ministry! It’s the perfect resource to let your neighborhood know that you’re there and ready to serve. Door Hangers are a great tool for your ministry and the perfect complement to your existing church marketing […]
Drawing unchurched visitors into your church can be a challenge. Many people who do not normally attend church can struggle with concerns about heavy proselytizing or have other negative perceptions about religion that prevent them from coming to regular services. The key to overcoming these issues lies in inviting community members to pressure-free events that […]
This is Part 3 of a 3-part article, Optimize Your Church Outreach Using Direct Mail. Read part 1 or part 2 How to Make a Great First Impression on Your Guests You’ve launched a successful campaign and you’ve begun to see new faces in your church. That’s when the real work of fellowship begins. At New Song, […]
This is Part 2 of a 3-part article, “Optimize Your Church Outreach Using Direct Mail.” Read part 1 How to Use Direct Mail Postcards Effectively in Your Church Outreach Done well, a direct mail postcard should be the centerpiece of your invite strategy. In this article you’ll find: 3 Steps for Developing an Effective Church Outreach […]
Direct Mail is still one of the most effective tools you can use to invite your community to your church however, it’s more than just mailing a postcard. In this three part article, one pastor provides insights into how he has optimized church outreach using direct mail to grow his congregation. Hi! I’m Hal Seed, […]
What’s the most powerful, cost-effective way to connect with your community? The answer may surprise you. Despite all the new methods in marketing (email, social media and web ads), direct mail remains a tool that consistently outperforms most other types of advertising. And it far outpaces them in value for your spend. Want proof? Check […]