How to Prepare Your Church Easter Celebration – Part 1: Spiritual Preparation How to Prepare Your Church Easter Celebration – Part 1: Spiritual Preparation

How to Prepare Your Church Easter Celebration - Part 1: Spiritual Preparation

As I was preparing for my third church Easter celebration as a lead pastor, I remember wrestling with the desire to make Easter fresh for those who attended our church. Many of them had been following Jesus and attending ...

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The Power of a Church-wide Campaign to Engage, Connect and Grow Your Ministry The Power of a Church-wide Campaign to Engage, Connect and Grow Your Ministry

The Power of a Church-wide Campaign to Engage, Connect and Grow Your Ministry

When you want to move your people forward—all in the same direction—a church-wide campaign is the perfect solution. Church-wide campaigns unite your church with a single theme that carries across your sermons and small g ...

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Help Your Church Members Start Sharing Their Faith Online Help Your Church Members Start Sharing Their Faith Online

Help Your Church Members Start Sharing Their Faith Online

Unless you’ve managed to exist in complete digital isolation (which is highly unlikely since you’re reading this article), you know that social media has become a primary way for people around the world to connect. It ...

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Church Planter Advice: 3 Ways to Experience the Blessing of Letting Go

Church Planter Advice: 3 Ways to Experience the Blessing of Letting Go

As pastoral leaders, we’ve all struggled at one time or another—and it’s my hope you can use the church planter advice I am about to share.   We are all passionate about the God’s call in our lives. The responsibility of that call is heavy. Not necessarily in a burdensome way, but in a very […]

Finding Christ Through The Shack: One Woman’s Story

A young woman recently shared her thoughts with Outreach on the upcoming movie The Shack and the impact the fictional novel had on her life, as well as her walk with the Lord. This modern-day parable of a man struggling with his relationship with God helped her find the courage to seek out the true answers […]

Spring Church Event Ideas to Build Attendance!

spring church event ideas

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 […]

Les and Leslie Parrott: Saving Marriage

Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott are not only a husband-and-wife team who share the same name, but they also share the same passion for helping others build healthy relationships. Over the last 26 years, the Parrotts have been dedicated to teaching the basics of good relationships, and have designed the ground-breaking SYMBIS and new Deep Love Online Assessment.

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“We had 107 people for Christmas Eve! We usually run in the high 40’s lower 50’s on a normal Sunday. While families had relatives in from out of town, there were many faces in the crowd no one knew. So, the direct mail postcards did the job!”

— Pastor Boley, Lost Creek UMC, WV

3 Secrets to Effective Church Marketing (Part 3 of 3)

In Part 2 of this article, we discussed Creating a Ministry Marketing Plan. Part 3 explores the best way to make a lasting first impression. Secret Three: Make a Lasting First Impression and Adding Members from New Visitors You’ve built an amazing church marketing team and followed your strategic outreach plan. But effective church marketing doesn’t end there! It’s […]

Lee Strobel’s Testimony

 

A atheist-turned-Christian, Lee Strobel is a former award-winning legal editor of The Chicago Tribune and best-selling author of more than twenty books, including The Case For Christ. In this brief testimony, he describes his journey from atheism to belief in Christ. Lee Strobel is also the subject of the upcoming feature film, The Case for Christ.

3 Secrets to Effective Church Marketing (Part 2 of 3)

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 […]

3 Secrets to Effective Church Marketing (Part 1 of 3)

If you’re seeking new ways to add members to your church, effective church marketing is a powerful tool for helping your ministry succeed! Marketing is a word that churches often shy away from. That’s largely because they don’t wish to be seen as “selling” religion. However, marketing in the context of faith is merely showing […]

4 More Tips for Hosting a Successful Church Movie Night

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In our previous article, 5 Tips for Hosting a Successful Church Movie Night, we shared multiple ideas for making a memorable evening for guests. Now we’re following up with four more ideas to help you! A church movie night is an engaging reason to invite your community to church beyond Sunday services. Movies are a universal […]

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