“The church bulletin? You must be kidding!”
That statement may sound outrageous, but think about it. The church bulletin (or worship guide or whatever you choose to call it) is, for some people, the very first piece of Christian literature they see. It is certainly the very first information a visitor reads about your church. For many it is their first serious introduction to Jesus.
In our secularized society today many people grow up without reading the Bible or any kind of Christian material. At the same time:
- everyone has a spiritual vacuum inside;
- the Holy Spirit is active in our world convicting people of their need for God;
- tragedies happen personally and globally.
In response to all these promptings, people will come to your church looking for answers.
When they come to your church, they will read anything you put into their hands.
When that happens, what do you give to a person whose eternal destiny may be decided in the next hour?
You give them the bulletin. What does it say to them? [Read more...]