Ed. note: This is from our archives and it still represents one of the best examples of a newcomer brochure that I've ever seen. It's based on a tourist brochure, is incredibly creative, and should provide some great inspiration for newcomer materials you create for upcoming fall events.
We know that for people to come to our churches who may have grown up without going to church that it can be a very scary experience.
This PDF shows a wonderful way you can make them feel welcome. Think about how visiting your church might be like visiting and entirely new country (which is what it is for many people). Think about how you might do up a tourist brochure and in an upbeat way show them around.
Our traditions and sometimes the language we use, can be very confusing—so have fun and help out your guests!
To download the PDF click here or on the image.
PLEASE —if you do up something like this for your church, send me a PDF of it and I'll share it on this site so others can be inspired. Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks so much!