In a world of blogs, tweets, websites, video, Facebook pages, and PowerPoint, are printed bulletins still needed in the church?
The short answer is "Yes!"
Digital media is an ever-flowing stream of impressions and images, but sometimes your congregation, and especially visitors need the boring, static details of what time the youth group meets and how to reach someone in the church office. It also helps a totally unchurched person understand what is going on in what can be a confusing church service. This little book will give you more reasons why and ideas to make your bulletin more effective.
There are many reasons why church bulletins are still needed even though we live in an age of digital communications. Here are some of them:
- Printed bulletins are often a visitor’s only way to understand what is going on at the service, what makes your church unique, what traditions you observe.
- Printed bulletins provide the information that links the people who attend the primary weekend services with the church events that take place during the week, at other locations, or months ahead.
- The printed church bulletin gives every person who attends your church, whether a regular attendee or a visitor, a way to connect with all the other communication channels of the church—in other words, visitors often need to see in print that you have a website or Facebook page. A bulletin is taken home and can remind visitors about your church, explain the Christian faith and provide links that can change their life.
- A bulletin is taken home and can remind visitors about your church, explain the Christian faith and provide links that can change their life.
- Digital media is an ever-flowing stream of images and impressions--a church bulletin contains the solid, static information that actually connects seekers and church members to the activities in your church that will help them come to know Jesus and grow to Christian maturity.
With stories and examples, this short booklet will encourage you to make your print bulletin more effective in accomplishing the goals of your church.