Maintaining attendance during the summer is a common problem for many pastors. Families are busy with vacations and other activities and it can be difficult to keep them plugged in. How do you compete? Summer movie nights can be the perfect way to bust the summer slump many churches experience between May and September. It’s […]
In today’s tech-savvy culture an online presence is vital—and you may need help optimizing your church website to help your visitors find you, get to know you and make the decision to come to your church. At Outreach, we’ve discovered that everyone can use at least some help figuring how to get their website started. […]
Looking for summertime church outreach ideas to keep people involved in your church through the usual vacation slump? It can be challenging to put together long-term campaigns when so many families are busy or traveling. We’ve pulled together some great ideas — many of them one-day events — that your church can use to keep […]
Can your vacation bible school do more than lead kids to Christ? I think it can and I will share how we’ve had success using summer camp to welcome new members into our church. At our church, New Song, we have four distinct goals for our vacation bible school/summer camp: Disciple the children of our church […]
Have you taken a good, long look at whether you have an effective church website lately? It could be costing you new visitors. When a potential visitor comes to your site, what impression are they getting? Is it helpful and informative? Does it look professional? According to Hubspot, nearly 46% of people say a website’s […]
Easter is nearly here and using social media platforms to market church Easter events online is now a necessity to invite your community to church. You’ve probably already sent direct mail postcards, handed out invite cards and encouraged your members to welcome their friends and neighbors. But social media can expand your marketing efforts and […]
In Part One of this article, we talked about why applying basic church marketing best practices to your outreach efforts is necessary in today’s post-Christian society. Then, we offered three basic principles for helping you reach out. In Part Two, we bring you four more church marketing best practices, including what the best method is for marketing […]
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 […]