Ministry leaders must ask themselves whether streaming a church service once a week is enough to build an online community and discipleship. In many respects, the answer is no. Furthermore, there are a number of other pain points experienced by pastors when trying to grow their church community.
Imagine if a month ago you'd said, "We're closing down our church building for a month or so, and we will do all our ministry online." People would have told you that it was a horrible idea. In the span of a week, things in America look quite different. Churches are now asking: "How best can we do all our ministry online now that the church build is closed for a month or so?"
Church video announcements are a great way to ensure you convey essential information to the congregation each week. They're also useful in preventing mistakes while giving live announcements or from announcements taking up too much time in service. The challenge lies in all the work involved in planning, preparing, shooting, editing, and completing these videos week in and week out.
Creating custom-looking church graphics for upcoming sermon series, bible studies, children's ministry and youth ministry is no simple task. If you ever tried to open up Photoshop without any training (or downloaded GIMP, a free no-frills version of Photoshop), you know that graphic designers are worth their weight in gold.
If your position at church (either as a staff person or volunteer) requires you to be responsible for church graphics and church communication, this article offers four options for how to go about creating or outsourcing for the graphics you need to effectively communicate with you church attenders.
The church bulletin is far from dead, in fact, it's alive and well at most churches. It holds treasured information including weekly announcements, budget details and attendance records, in addition to upcoming events, contact details for church staff, and maybe even a handy "new guest" tear off form or half a dozen inserts. While some churches have moved away from print-centric communication, others rely on it greatly.
If you’re still creating a weekly bulletin, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Here are some ways to be strategic and ensure you have a successful church bulletin.
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