Blog Posts Tagged As: Church Growth
We’re continuing our blog post series this week, where we are spotlighting churches in the ProChurch community who are reaching out in their cities with the love of Christ. This week, we have an interview with Jamie Sanders from Southern Oaks Baptist Church in Tyler, TX. She’s going to tell us about their “Community Prayer Walk”. It’s a monthly outreach opportunity that they’ve recently started for their church family and that God is using to grow their church and impact their community. Our hope is that you would read something today that would help you be more effective in showing the love of Christ to the community where God has placed you and your church.
The average pastor spends between 10 and 18 hours each week preparing for the sermon on Sunday. And that doesn’t include the many hours invested by others to prepare and present that sermon each week. Now that you’ve prayed and prepared for these sermons, you want your entire church family to be shaped by God’s word. You want visitors to come and hear the good news of Jesus Christ. You are praying that God will use your labor and give you spiritual fruit for the glory of His name. And this is why you want as many people as possible to be there for your weekly gathering. You want to transfer that truth to as many people as you can. In this post, we’re going to look at 4 simple steps to turn your sermon series into an outreach tool. We want to help you reach as many people as possible with the life-transforming power of God’s Word.
Your church probably plans some special events that are specifically designed to reach their communities. You try to equip your church family to live intentionally in their neighborhoods, workplaces, and communities. You pray and work tirelessly to reach the people that God has called you to engage with the gospel. And then it happens. A visitor walks through the front doors of your church for the first time. This is exactly what you have been working and praying for. And they’re here. Ultimately, you want every visitor to experience the life-transforming power of the gospel, but initially, your goal is much more practical. You just want them to feel welcome. Here are 6 simple tips to help you do that.
Many churches are using direct mail strategies to reach out in their communities. Maybe you’ve also considered this option for your church, but you’re just feeling overwhelmed by the process. This post is going to give you a step-by-step guide for setting up a direct mail campaign at your church.
Using Church Connection Cards Effectively: A Super Simple 4-Step Plan for Following Up on First-Time Guests
How do we get first-time guests to come back again? There are a lot of creative solutions to this problem (some of which we’ll mention in this post). But they all boil down to one big answer: you need to make a connection with that first-time guest. Sometimes, this connection happens before the service with your welcome team or members of your church family. Sometimes, this connection happens during the service through the worship or preaching. But most often, this happens through intentional and personal follow-up after the service is over.