Make your church stand out
However you practice mission and ministry in your church, you need to be thinking about how you communicate your vision. Congregations need to catch your vision. Your local community needs be excited about what you are doing. Your church wants to be a place that attracts people who are seeking God and want to know what Christianity is all about. Your church needs to stand out.
Plan your communications
It's about more than producing a poster, website or talking to the local media. It's about thought. It's about what do you want to say and who do you want to reach. If you are wanting to attract teenagers you communicate in a different way than you would to older people. Seems obvious. But it is something we forget. And when we don't have vast budgets the more thought we put into our communications the better result we get.
What to think about
There is much to think about. Here are some thoughts
Does your church have a communications strategy and priorities for communication?
Does your church use the right tools to promote itself? What does your leaflets, posters, the noticeboard say about you?
How well does your church magazine work for you?
Image is important. Do you make the best use of photography? Do you have logos or other visual aids?
Do you make modern technology work for you? Have you a website? How do you use email? Do you text, join social network sites or use audio visual techniques?
Do you run to and engage with the press and media? Or do you want to run and hide from them?
You will be stronger in some areas and may need to improve with others. We can help. These pages will offer some guidance and if it doesn't answer your question. Well you can always get in contact