Home for Christmas 2013aClick to open presentation. Enjoy!
How does your ministry plan to reach out to the unchurched this holiday season? What will you share with members to reach out? How will your ministry get the youth involved in reaching out?
Take a Quote from Your Pastor… Turn it into an Engaging Post
Have you ever quoted your Pastor in your social media posts? One way to encourage people who like your FB page or follow you on Twitter and Instagram is to use quotes from last Sunday’s message. You can even turn these quotes into engaging art. While you listen on Sunday, write down anything that may seem quotable. Then if you can use a publisher software, create a quote on an interesting background. If you do not use that type of software, send the quote to a youth or college student in your congregation that can put it on a background and create art for you. Then you’ll have a wonderful tool to share via social media. You can add other information or backgrounds that are tailored to your message. Here’s a sample of one I used…
How will your ushers, greeters and members reach out and welcome strangers in 2013? In planning for a special worship service, one ministry leader shared these three ideas. What else will you do?
1. Recruit new members to be greeters on Sunday and/or special services such as Easter.
2. Train ushers on how to handle emergencies at church. (What should ushers do if a worshiper gets sick?)
3. Plan at least one congregation training in 2013. (Why not ask each Sunday School class if you can add 10 minutes on what it means to extend hospitality with Christian love?)
Research studies indicate people close to 80% of people visit because someone personally invited them. Christmas and Easter are two holidays that people not connected to a church tend to think about visiting. Now it’s time to do our homework.