Below is a set of Free Templates you can use for Fall Invitation Postcards.
CLICK HERE to go to Canva to modify them.
Click the following link to download a Zip File of the jpgs: FALL INVITE Postcard jpgs
This is incredibly important for you to understand before you do ANY more outreach advertising, encouragements, or communications creation of any kind, if you want the the maximum number of people in your church and community to be able to read them.
The reason for my urgent message is the realization that many people today cannot read cursive writing and that includes ALL the wonderful script fonts we like to use so much in our designs for church communications. That includes the group of templates I had ready to send out to you that I need to update. (Sigh.)
This is not a happy post for me to write. I don't like change any more than the average person and to have to change something as basic and natural to me as writing cursive and using wonderful script fonts in communication design just seems like a bit much to deal with.
When I am feeling grumpy like this I remind myself that the communication I do isn't about me, but about a world that needs Jesus and NOTHING should be too much to do, little or big if it can help us reach them. So I slap myself, ask for forgiveness and write a blog about it......
First I'll give you a little background on how I became aware of the loss of the ability to read cursive and then some very practical steps on what to do about it, plus a short Canva Tutorial on some creative ways to deal with this situation on a Fall Outreach Postcard.
It is later in the post, keep reading first for more background on this situation.
Halloween—it has become such a contentious time in the church. Even mentioning the term "Halloween" upsets some because of its pagan origins.
In response to that, many churches have switched from calling "Halloween" events to "Fall Festivals." I get it; I totally understand but bear with me a minute and consider that changing the name in this way takes away some of the potential for using this holiday as an evangelism outreach time.
What follows is not another Christian justification as to why you should let your kids go trick or treating, but an attempt to help you see how Halloween can be used as a significant time for evangelism. It really doesn't matter ultimately if you change the name or not but I want you to understand why I even bring up this point. The Apostle Paul said we should be all things to all people that we might win some and my contemporary paraphrase of his imperative of evangelism is that we need to use EVERY opportunity, every holiday, every time that we can to introduce people to Jesus.
Please consider what I'm about to share and I hope you'll agree that Halloween can be one of the best times of the year to motivate people to consider the gospel. Following is a podcast version of this information. If you want to see the images recommended and links to additional materials, keep reading.
Some new, some a few years old, but all for you to use as you'd like.
Just click on the link below the title. Please pass on to other churches and friends.
A non-scary way to share your faith at Fall Festivals and Halloween
Was Jesus a zombie—NO irreverence intended, but an honestly asked question and an answer
FREE TEMPLATES for Fall Registration Cards, Invitations, Halloween Evangelism
Here is a short video preview of a great ministry resource that I've recently repriced to make it affordable for any ministry.
For many years I've enjoyed creating little framed images of Bible verses or encouraging sayings and giving them away. I realized that this could also be something shared with people as well as be a way to support the Effective Church Communications ministry.
As I started making them I enjoyed it more than I imagined and the images have increased and increased.
I also realized as they did that pricing them individually would mean they couldn't be used as much as I liked to use them and that I hoped others would. So instead of pricing them at individually, I decided to price them at $36 a year--and grant unlimited reproduction rights on them.
This way you have a growing resource 24/7 that you can have for printed images of many sizes as well as for social media. Check out the video below for a brief overview of them, but keep in mind that new images will be continuously added.
To go to the shop, click the following link: The Bibleverse Shop
You can sign up at: https://payhip.com/b/vLezC