I love church communicators! If there is a group that knows how to make lemonade out of lemons it is this one.
In responding to the sad news of Outreach trademarking B to C Sunday (I'm a bit paranoid to even write it), I got some very kind comments and really great responses and alternative ideas to get across the same message.
Though not for everyone, I think in many ways this from Sharon in Oregon was my favorite:
“Back to Church Sabbath” sounds good to us seventh day worshippers.
I think what I like about it is the gentle reminder of the many differences in the Body of Christ. I laughed out loud when I saw it because of how short-sighted I can be when I forget the wonderful creativity of many in church communications.
I also loved the response of a pastor, Dan Zemlicka, who coined the phrase "Back to School, Back to Church Sunday" though I think to be safe, it would be good to shorten it to simply:
"Back to School; Back to Church"
And then this one came in from Lindow Koop -- a great idea taking into consideration those who have never been to church:
How about "Come to Church Sunday" which I believe would be more appropriate since some have not even been to church and it would apply to all Sundays of the year. Just a thought to share.
Here's one more from Beverley Findlay:
See you at Church ⛪ Sunday! (Meaning I’ll be there also)
Church communicators have tremendous creativity and can do attitudes and I love it when you share your ideas—keep them coming on this and any other things you've found work well for your church in outreach or any other communication area.
Send me samples and ideas to firstname.lastname@example.org.