It can be hard for modern churches to stay engaged in their communities, especially as the culture surrounding our society continues to change. Too often, churches retreat into their own bubble - interacting only with other churches and their own congregations, and leaving the communities in which they're located totally out in the cold.
Church leaders have a responsibility - a duty! - to share themselves and the word of God with those around them. And in this article, we'll take a look at 7 simple ways to do so.
1. Community Events
Lots of churches have events that are hosted on their grounds for their congregations - events such as 4th of July parties and other celebrations - but these events shouldn't just be for church members. Next time your church is having a celebration like a cookout or a party, consider opening it up to the rest of the community.
Post signs around the church neighborhood and tack up posters to telephone poles and shop windows. Post about the church event on Facebook and "share" it with friends - do whatever it takes to get the word out.
The church doesn't have to push an agenda at these events. You're not trying to convert community members - you're simply looking to show them how God acts through the church, and be an example of his grace.
You'll be surprised at the community reactions you'll see when you do so - being honest, open, and allowing all to come to your events can create quite a bit of good will, and spur some folks into learning more about your church, and your beliefs.[click to continue...]
In the summer, many church leaders and pastors find that attendance takes a quick dip in numbers as their congregates prefer to take a quick dip in the ocean. There is not much you can do to prevent families from wanting to take advantage of the summer heat, but as they say "if you can't beat them, join them". By getting out into the sun yourself, you have the chance to grow closer to your church members, continue spreading your message, and maybe even increase attendance in the future.
Give the Gift of Cool Refreshments
If you are lucky enough to have a body of water close to your community, like a river, lake or even the ocean, grab some sunblock and head there. One cool way to stand out and make your presence known is to hand out cold juice boxes and snacks to the kids and families. It's even okay to attach a small card that lets the parents know exactly who to thank for this kind gift. This not only gives you an opportunity to minister to your church members outside the church, you could also be passing out those snacks to families who have not yet found you.[click to continue...]
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