With all the preparation you’re putting into your Christmas services, don’t forget one of the most important elements: presentation slides. What should you keep in mind as you build your service slides for Christmas and Christmas Eve? Here are five tips we recommend for a cohesive, memorable service. These are all simple to do in Read more
This is a guest post from Paul Fleming, former pastor and president of ChurchINK.com. Sparkling lights. Wonderful smiles. Familiar smells. Family traditions. These are some of the things we think of when the Christmas season rolls around. But, for those of us who work for churches, we also think of the great opportunity to share Read more
Proclaim is taking on church stress this Christmas. Learn about our free trial and how to build beautiful presentations fast and as a team. I’ve been in church all my life, and I’ve been in volunteer leadership positions long enough to know that planning a service simply takes time and energy.
People don’t walk through the door of your church with a big tag that says “Visitor” on it. And hopefully, you aren’t handing those out when they get inside. Especially in a big church, it’s hard to tell newcomers from members. People have to self-select their visitor status in your bulletin, or show up at Read more
Suppose, hypothetically, there are 1,000 people in your community that might be open to going to your church. And every weekend, 10 of them step through your door. You pull all the stops. You do whatever it takes to make those 10 people come back. You tell them about every conceivable way they could get Read more
Your follow-up plan for visitors isn’t a biannual program you turn on before Christmas and Easter. Those are obviously the weekends you can expect the most newcomers, but your church should always be refining the journey from visitors to members. There are plenty of things you can do during the service to make people feel Read more