This isn't a fancy publication, but I think if more churches would send out something like this, the impact for the Kingdom of God would be tremendous!
I'm saying that because we know many people today for good and bad reasons (have to work or choose sports) don't always attend church on Sundays. But that doesn't mean they may not want to attend other events at the church at other times. However, in most churches, if you aren't there on Sunday, you miss out knowing what else is going on because you didn't get the bulletin. Some churches may post it online, but if you don't have access to a computer or don't bother to check out the church website regularly, you won't see it.
The wonderful effectiveness of POSTCARDS
Postcards get taken from the mailbox, read quickly and often are then posted on the refrigerator serving as a continual POSTER of what is going on at the church.
A postcard like the one below, created by Ebenezer United Church, is incredibly effective in how it reminds people of what is going on at the church. Below is a picture, at the end of this article a download for members of Effective Church Communications. Click on the image to see the printed side more clearly and then ECC Members can download the PDF file below.
Like the example above showed, you don't have to be fancy
Many people are hesitant to share in our Great Idea Swap because they feel like their work isn't fancy enough. But as the above example showed, simple ideas can have great IMPACT -- if Rev. Aragon hadn't shared it, many people would miss out on this easy to create, but incredibly powerful ministry example.
This of course leads to a request that you please send in your samples to:
We need all of your ideas!
Thank you so much in advance for taking the time to share with others so we can all become better communicators for our Lord.
Send in church communication samples of all kinds in: MS WORD, MS Publisher, or PDF format to:
firstname.lastname@example.org and just copy and paste this permission statement (I have to have this) in your email:
The attached materials are given to Effective Church Communications for you to use in the Great Idea Swap in any way Effective Church Communication chooses without compensation, restrictions, or attribution in return.
Below is a downloadable PDF of the brochure above.
Click on the link below to download the PDF of the brochure.