3 Top Measures for Inspiring Your Church to Invite People

The fall festival at St. Andrew invites people from all over town.

At my church, church communication and marketing is all about equipping people to represent your church in the community. This, and not advertising, is my best strategy to invite people and grow your church. It’s built in relationship, based in community, fits with the gospel and best communication practices today.

How Church Growth Really Works

Open sign

A fellow communicator told me her pastor asked her to make an ad campaign to grow the church. I wondered if her pastor understood how church growth works.

3 Examples How Unique Weekly Art Makes A Sermon More Compelling

Many churches that preach in sermon series create a single brand image for the duration, which is often six-eight weeks. I prefer to give each series a family of unique images, one per week, all related to the core theme. I describe it to people as the weekly work of art. Here are three examples.

Tips to Improve Your Weekly Email Newsletter

When I arrived at St. Andrew, I felt that the weekly email newsletter was not being leveraged to the best of its ability. So we shut it down, then relaunched a new one a few weeks later. Performance of the new design is through the roof. Here’s what we did, why it’s working, and some of the philosophy behind it.