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Why Not Try This? – Church Announcements From New Platforms

Take your regular rolling announcements from the sanctuary screen each Sabbath and share them with a wider audience through your favorite social media platforms! Read More

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Why Not Try This? – Having Influence

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Source: NAD Ministerial

It was my first church where I was the senior pastor and the 7th and 8th grade teacher was for a reason that I can’t now recall needed to be gone and I was asked to teach Bible and PE for a week or so.  I had never had any pedagogical training but went to the elementary school to be a teacher.  I quickly learned to appreciate the challenges provided by pubescent boys and girls.  They were quick to give all the right answers in Bible class but when then we went to recess the Bible lessons we spoke of in class did not have any effect on behavior when it came to playing baseball.  I quickly learned that the theory of Christian living in a Bible Class did not always translate into behavior on the ball field.

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Why Not Try This? – Welcoming Newcomers into Your Church

by Kumar Dixit
Source: NAD Ministerial

When I walked into the sanctuary, I darted toward my “regular” row that my family has been sitting in for years. But on this particular Sabbath, the space had already been occupied by visitors. I needed four more seats for my family, but there wasn’t enough room in that row. In fact, I couldn’t find enough seats except in the back rows of the church. So that is where my family sat, next to a woman in a her 30s, who kindly moved over a few seats to provide enough space. After church, I introduced myself to this young-adult lady.

“Is this your first time here,” I inquired. She laughed shyly and said, “I’ve been attending here for over a year.”

“Oh wow,” my wife and I responded with curiosity, because we had never seen her.

“Yes, you guys are the first people to ever welcome me,” she explained.

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Why Not Try This? – If Evangelism Doesn’t Work, What Works?

by Jose Cortes, Jr.
Source:
NAD Ministerial

A frustrated pastor called me not long ago, he was crying and said, “my church board just voted another Evangelistic Meeting for this year, just like we did last year, $20,000.00 to pay mostly for flyers and a guest speaker to hold meetings for four weeks.
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Why Not Try This? – LIKE Card

by Dustin Serns, Pastor of the Port Orchard Seventh-day Adventist Church
Source: NAD Ministerial

At the end of my first sermon in my new district, I gave everyone two “LIKE Card” Bookmarks.

LIKE is an acronym

·      List 5-10 people you’d like to see baptized.

·      Intercede for them daily.

·      Kindness shown through words and acts.

·      Encourage Bible study & decisions.

The members kept one card in their Bibles as a prayer list and handed in the other copy for the church leaders to pray for. It didn’t take long before we started seeing God answer.

The first name on Candy’s card was her husband Cliff. Throughout their 42 years of marriage, Cliff had shown Continue Reading…

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Why Not Try This? – 7 Design Trends for Church Websites in 2018

In order to catch people’s eye and move them toward a visit to your church, your website must be functional, easy to navigate, and visually pleasing. It should look professional, and represent a community where someone would want to hang out and spend their time-just like your current church members. Read More Here!

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Why Not Try This? – Improve Your Church’s Welcome

Learn how you can make your Sabbath morning worship welcome time excellent, intentional, strategic, and short. Click on the article 9 Tips to Improve Your Church’s Welcome Segment to find out!

 

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Why Not Try This? – Making an Annual Church Calendar

by Seth Pierce, Pastor of the Puyallup Seventh-day Adventist Church
Source: NAD Ministerial

The Bible says, “For God is not a God of confusion but of peace” (1 Corinthians 14:33). Too many churches approach ministry with a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants mentality. Instead of carefully making plans for outreach and church life they coast along hoping something good will happen by accident, dumb luck, or God simply taking pity on their depressing lack of effort. I have found that it isn’t only local churches that struggle with this, but schools and occasionally conference departments too. A lack of planning creates an undercurrent of stress that saps energy and fun out of serving Jesus. While planning is hard work,  it prevents even harder work in the long run.

Several years ago, our church rented to a Methodist congregation and I was Continue Reading…

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Why Not Try This? – 3 Ways to Use Facebook for Evangelism

by Larry Witzel, Co-Founder & President of SermonView
Source: SermonView

The key to using your evangelism marketing budget effectively is deciding who you want to reach, then finding the best ways to reach where those people are. There are many ways to reach potential interests: Road signs and banners reach people as they drive by your church neighborhood. Direct mail reaches people in their homes. Your members can take invite cards wherever they go and invite the whole neighborhood.

But, in the modern world, there is one place where people spend a lot of their time. Facebook.

With nearly 2 billion active users, it’s the largest social network in the world, and by a huge margin. Two-thirds of Americans are active on Facebook, spending an average of 50 minutes per day on the platform.

If you want to reach people where they are, Facebook has to be part of your mix. Keep reading to learn the three ways to use Facebook as part of a multi-touch evangelism marketing campaign Continue Reading…

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Why Not Try This – 17 Tips for Better Church Meetings

17 Tips for Better Church Meetings – Meetings! I think I’ve met one person who lives for them. Everyone else complains and just muddles through on a prayer. They are an inevitable part of pastoral ministry. Here are some great tips to help improve the quality of those meetings so you’re not just muddling through them.

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