WEBINAR: Connect to Others, Move Your Church into Action!
Christians get on my nerves!
44% of Americans agree with the statement!
72% believe Christians are hypocritical.
“The gospel is big and sufficient enough to solve my separation from God and so certainly it is big enough to show grace, hospitality and kindness to those in my community.”
These are just a few the statements that we discuss in this fresh webinar with our host Philip Nation, Director of Adult Publications with LifeWay Research.
Now is your chance. You can, on your own schedule, watch the webinar on the 2012 Back to Church season. Philip has packed this 45 minute session full of useful information on the how-to’s and resources available from the Back to Church Sunday kit. Philip covers not only resources but insightful statistics about our culture today. How our culture has changed but the impact that church attendance is having on people who are looking for something more to this life.
Watch and learn great ways to maximize your efforts as you promote Back to Church Sunday. People need to know your church exists so you’ll find how to:
- Build excitement among the members of your church!
- Think about the possibilities; what if?
- Encourage everyone to make the simple move to invite their friends
- Help develop a citywide initiative
- Invite the whole community: County & city officials, Doctors & Nurses, coaches & teams, First Responders, family, neighbors & friends
Here are some principles you’ll take with you.
Create a culture of inviting and investing. We want to create a culture of invitation so pastors can preach and teach newcomers. It’s not just about inviting but about investing in people relationally.
Next create some small groups and teach them to share life together. There is a place for the large group worship, but make sure your local strategy involves small groups.
If you have a strong ministry (For example youth, children’s, women’s or, singles) build on it! Then ride the wave of momentum.
Prepare for company, you will have new faces at your church, prepare the building, train the greeters and those who are serving. Prepare a bulletin, and makes sure that people know the names of leaders and who to contact for more information.
Celebrate the victories and the change that is going to happen. Celebrate the steps that are taken to engage your community.
Finally, prepare the follow up. We want you to have a huge crowd on BTCS. But we want them to keep coming back. So consider what to do so that you’ll have ministries available to help them with their lives; children, parenting, marriage, and financial.
This webinar is a motivating time that is designed to inspire pastors and church leaders to implement all the available resources. It’s a reminder to include all of the available advertisements and web tools, press releases and video presentations to the fullest.
Whether your church is new to Back to Church Sunday or a seasoned participant it’s a great reminder! If your church is part of the Back to Church Alumni we hope that this will inspire you to open your doors again in 2012 to the new people who moved in to your community and the old ones who you wonder; “Where have they gone?” Remind them they can Find Hope Here! Here at your church!
If you are wondering how to generate interest in your church this is the seminar to watch. Forward this link to a friend at your church or to the neighboring pastor. Just don’t miss this information that can be useful as you are launching a Back to Church Sunday rollout.
National Back to Church Sunday (www.backtochurch.com) is the single largest annual community outreach in the nation, sharing the simple message and mission of inviting everyone in America back to church. The campaign empowers churches and church members with the tools they need to welcome their neighbors, friends and loved ones back to church, while providing the unchurched an easy way to find a welcoming church in their community.
Philip Nation has served as pastor, minister of education and as a church planting missionary with the North American Mission Board. Philip is the coauthor of Compelled by Love: The Most Excellent Way to Missional Living with Ed Stetzer (New Hope Publishers, 2008). In 2010, he was a contributing author to The Great Commission Resurgence: Fulfilling God’s Mandate in Our Lifetime (edited by Lawless and Greenway).