MOCGA – Make our church great again this fall.

How to you publicize your church?  I am writing this to give you ideas that some of the great churches in the country use to bring new visitors to their church and if you want to Make Our Church Great Again you should use these ideas.  Besides door to door visitation, bus ministry, Sunday School visitation and many other kinds of visitation every church needs something to bring excitement and energy to your weekly services.  Here are some great ways to do just that will bring energy to your church and get the people involved in growing your church.  You should plan your church calendar with these types of things on them every year and plan them a year ahead, doing it every year:

  1. The first thing to do is plan the natural high days.  These days will include Easter, Promotion Day, revival Sundays, etc.

    Do not plan special activities on these days, for these days take care of themselves.  People come quickly to Sunday school on Easter just because it is Easter.  Consequently you should save your big drive and big push for other Sundays, realizing that Easter and other high days like Thanksgiving and Christmas will take care of themselves.

  2. The next thing to do is plan natural low days.  There are always natural low days in a year.  One is Memorial Day weekend.  Another is Labor Day weekend, the Fourth of July weekend, etc.  Every pastor should plan something special for these natural low days.
  3. Then you should plan something for a naturally low season.  The natural low season is the summertime.  Many churches have a summer camp.  There is always the fact that people take vacations of four, five, six, seven, eight, nine and even up to 13 weeks vacations.  So the church should plan something during the summer.  A great idea is what is called a “Cary the Load Sunday.”  Each department of the church is requested to “carry the load” on one of the Sundays during the summer.  On that Sunday, the department which is “carrying the load” will plan a big super colossal Sunday.  The first day would be Beginners’ Day.  The beginners promote a big Sunday.  When the beginners have a large crowd it also means that the adults have a large crowd.  Since there is not a single beginner that can drive a car it means that their parents will have to drive them to Sunday school.  The next summer Sunday is the Primaries big day.  Then comes Junior I, then Junior II, then Junior High, and then High School.  You can do the same with College age for those who come home for the Summer or live in the community.  The idea is that each department has a big Sunday and because of the bigness of that department the whole Sunday School is helped by the attendance of that particular department.  So, whatever department is having the Big Day will be blessed to have the pastor or one of the assistant pastors go to that department on that Sunday.  He preaches a gospel sermon that fits the particular age group, gives an invitation, trying to get people saved in that department during their Big Day.  Then those that were saved on the “Carry the Load Day” for that department are instructed to walk down the aisle during the main church service during the invitation.
  4. The fourth thing a church can do in planning for the year is to plan for special holidays.  Plan something for Mother’s day like a flower for every mother or a ball point pen engraved with “Happy Mother’s Day” or other fine gifts that you can create specially for mothers on that day.  You can give a bouquet of flowers to the “Oldest Mother,”  “Youngest Mother,” “Mother with the most children,” “Mother with the most Grand children” and any other idea your church has for recognizing mothers.  Additionally you can do similar things for Father’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas and other special days that in the normal yearly calendar.
  5. The fifth thing that can be done is to plan for special seasonal days.  You can have “Back To School Day” when school starts in the fall, “Old Fashioned Day” during any season, fall “Kick-Off Sunday,” or “Round-Up Sunday,” the church anniversary of the day it was started, the Pastor’s anniversary, including other types of anniversaries and seasonal days which are all easy to promote.
  6. The sixth thing to do is plan for special activities.  If you are having Vacation Bible School during the summer then you can have “Vacation-Bible-School Sunday” and let it help your Sunday School attendance.  If you have a youth camp during the summer you can have “Youth-Camp Sunday where the church brings the campers to see them off and it can be a way to promote and get more in attendance.
  7. Seventh, and this is one of the best you can use, is to plan a ten-week spring program and a ten-week fall program.  You can begin on the last Sunday in March, go through April and May and into the first Sunday of June.  You can give prizes for the most visitors each week and have a big day at the end trying to double your attendance and make a big deal out of the one the brought the most during the program and also the one that brought the most on the big day.  In the fall you can start on the last Sunday of September or the first Sunday of October and have the fall program run through October culminating on a Big Day on the first Sunday of December.  One idea is to have new testaments engraved in gold with an image or name of the church and give the new testament to every visitor that attends the services.  During these spring and fall programs have a contest in every department as well as a contest for the whole church.  These programs will be the life blood of your church.  Try to have a first prize that is attractive to all like motel rooms and meals in a nice hotel or motel for the family bringing the most visitors including meals and send them to a good Bible conference like the Sword of the Lord Conference in your area during the year.  You should have several prizes, first, second, third, and more.  When I was in college one of the bus divisions bought an old Dodge sports car with a wing on the back, painted it and offered it to the one that brought the most visitors.  I think it cost $500 but a Greek kid filled six busses on the big day with family members to win the car.  You will be amazed at what this will do for your church.  It will be the life blood of the church from now on.  Your prizes should also be spiritual in nature, Bibles, Family Bibles, great books, Bible Study Software, and many other things you can find on the Sword of the Lord website.  You can use many of the find things on that site for promotion in every department of the church.
  8. Plan for four big, super colossal days each year.  Have one big day each quarter, the kind of day that will double your attendance.  If a church is running 100 in Sunday, don’t shoot for 150, rather make it a huge day by doubling the attendance.  The bigger the goal the more the people will be challenged.  A big goal inspires the desire in people to do something big for God.  Isn’t it time that we quit playing church, playing a little church and do something big by faith?  Why not grow your Sunday school for the Lord Jesus Christ.  Here is a list of some big days your church could do:
    1. “Old-Fashioned Day.”  This annual occasion, one of the most enjoyable times in any church and the people will want one every year.  On this day have a collection of antiques from people in the church, antique cars, or other collectables like old-fashioned churns, wash pots, spinning wheels, clocks, Bibles, curling irons, smoothing irons and other things that everyone has at home.  Someone may have an old fashioned pump-organ.  On old fashioned day pass a hat for the offering rather than an offering plate.  Have an old fashioned mourner’s bench at the altar covered with old worn-out quilts.  Do the baptism in a creek nearby.  In the evening service have only candle light with the main lights turned off.  Everyone wears old-fashioned clothes and you can even have a price for the one or family with the best old-time clothing.  There is an old fashioned message!  The offering is unique, the ushers say “Amen” for a $10 bill, “Praise the Lord” for a $20 bill, “Glory to God” for a $50 bill, and “Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah” when someone puts in a $100 bill or more.  Sing songs like “The Old Time Religion.”  Have an old time Gospel Quartet.  We used to have 4 men come with overalls, rope belts and have them pantomime to a quartet number.  The biggest guy pretended to have the high tenor voice and the smallest guy was the DEEP BASS.  People loved it.
    2. The church’s birthday once a year, the same day as they had their first service.  Have a big birthday cake in honor of the church birthday.  One church had a HUGE birthday cake weighing 700 lbs.  A candle is lighted for each department that reaches their goal.  It is the church’s birthday.
    3. Another day is “Back-To-School Day.”  Personal letters (you can use the voice broadcasting system also for all of these promotions) are sent to every school student.  A corsage is given to each lady school teacher and boutonnieres are given to every man school teacher.  A prize is given to each child who gets their own school teacher to come to church with them.  There is a special prayer of dedication for every school teacher that attends on “Back-To-School Day.”
    4. Another day can be “Baby Day.”  A special letter is sent to parents of babies (also use the voice broadcast system to call every parent and invite them to church.  There is a little gift for every child, perhaps a New Testament (blue for boys and pink for girls) and maybe a corsage is given to the mother of the baby.
    5. You can have an annual “Home-Coming Day” that fits your church.
    6. “Picture-Taking Day” is one is one of the best days your church can have.   Each class can have a picture made, pictures can be made on “Record Breaking Day” or other ideas can be “Absentee Day,” Good-Neighbor Day,” “Christmas Sunday,” “Ladies Rally,” “Men’s Rally,” “Pack-a-Pew Day” and any other day you and your church can come up with.

Remember that with every promotion mentioned here the very best tool for advertising each of your promotions is the Automated Voice Broadcast System.  Your church will never be the same if you have a plan, work your plan, and don’t get sidetracked.  Be like William Carey, “Expect something big from God and attempt something big for God.”  Just like a recent political campaign entitled MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, your slogan for the year can be “Make Our Church Great Again.”

If you don’t have one of our Automated Broadcast Systems go to the front page and sign up.  We will give you the system for life with no monthly payments and a database for your area included.  The only thing you will need to do is pay for the minutes like a pay-as-you-go phone.  The calls normally come to 1.5 cents per call.  You can call 10,000 people for around $40.  There is no better and cost effective way to reach people for Jesus Christ.

 

Red PhonePastors:

I helped a first time pastor set up his campaign and after doing the database for him and loading it into the system for all the zip codes he needed, he ran his campaign for attracting people to his church after they had changed the name to Amazing Grace Baptist Church.  He had his wife do the voice on the campaign and also on the second message on the voice mail.  He had Great results.  Here is his letter to me describing the results:

Hi Pastor Williams,

I was able to run a large part of the campaign yesterday. I plan on finishing this afternoon with another few thousand. We did have about 230 which made it to the secondary message either by pressing one or by calling the number later. I thought that it was pretty good results. Only about 1/3 of those made it to the voice mail and only a handful left a message with their name and email.

Remember, that you can contact every member, call 10,000 prospects in one hour, call different zip codes, help other past or friends reach new prospects, announce a special day like a pastor did at Halloween and had 40 new families come.  You can even help politicians run for office as one of our pastor is doing and working with the Duggar family to fight against the “gay” agenda.  This is not a time to sit idly by while the country is going down the tubes, it is time to use every possible method to reach as many people as we can today before our country falls and we lose our liberty and this kind of program becomes illegal.

If you have been sitting on the fence “THINKING” about this system or if you have tried to talk to your “DEACONS” about it but only got a bad response, try doing something that Spurgeon said in a sermon I read recently about the woman with the alabaster box of ointment, do the extraordinary, do something that  everyone else says is crazy, do something that really takes faith and boldness like the Apostles in the early church, get an Automated Voice Broadcast System that will find people you could never believe are out there and many of them are just waiting for a call from someone who cares, like you.  Are you willing to take the challenge?  I DARE YOU TO TRUST GOD AND BUY THIS SYSTEM!  You will be glad you did.

NewYearStartPastor:

Many people try to do something different to make the new year better than the last one.  I have a great idea for you.  Get an Automated Church Prospecting System this year and find people in your area that  you have not reached by any other method.  I truly believe that anyone with this Church Prospecting System should be using this system several times a week for different reasons:

  1. They should be calling every member once a week with a message from the pastor of love and encouragement.
  2. They should be calling the community a little every week so there are constantly new prospects available for the soul-winning program.
  3. They should call the elderly every week with a message either from the pastor or their department head.
  4. They should call the teens every week with a message from the Youth Pastor about the activity of the week.
  5. They should call all the bus riders telling them about any promotions or news that is important to them before the coming week.
  6. They should allow Sunday School Teachers to make messages just for their class.

In all, your church will be revitalized and encouraged by being contacted every week by the pastor and also by seeing new visitors come on a regular basis.  If you don’t own an Automated Church Prospecting system, you are missing one of the greatest greatest tools of the 21st Century for reaching people for the gospel.  Jesus wants us to PREACH THE GOSPEL TO EVERY CREATURE.  We have never been able to do that until now.  Why not sign up now to make this year one of the best your church has ever had?

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From:

Gary Caudill

Message:

Pastor Williams,

Just thought I’d let you know that I personally followed up with an elderly couple this evening that we first reached out to in January of this year with our church prospecting prayer ministry. They were facing losing their home due to burdensome expenses that got them behind. Our church began to pray, and when I called them this evening, he was ecstatic! He told me that he meant to call me sooner, but that they had misplaced my number. He went on to testify that God had answered our prayers, and that someone had mailed them a donation large enough to catch them back up on their house payments. When they got the check in the mail, he told his wife that our church was praying for them, and he said they began to shout and cry and praise God for answered prayer! I was overjoyed as tears swelled up in my eyes to know that God used us to make such a difference in this elderly couple’s life by simply praying for their needs. God is still answering prayers!!!

Pastor Gary Caudill

The Way of the Cross Baptist Church

Written on April 3rd, 2012 , Testimonials Tags: , , , , ,
  1. For live answers

Hello, I’m Pastor [pastor’s name here] of  [name of church here] in [city and state here], and if it’s ok with you, we’d like to simply pray for your needs.  To leave a prayer request, please press 1.  Or, to be removed from our list, please press 9.

 

  1. For answering machines

Hello, I’m Pastor [pastor’s name here]of [name of church here] in [city and state here], and if it’s ok with you, we’d like to simply pray for your needs.  To leave a prayer request, simply call our prayer line 24/7 at [phone number here]

 

Prayer Line Answering Service (what they here when they are transferred by pressing 1 or by calling the number directly):

Welcome to the [name of church] Prayer Line!  To leave your prayer request, simply record your message, including your name and number, after the tone.  (pause for 4 seconds or so before ending message).

Written on February 16th, 2012 , Merchant Accounts Tags: , , , ,

Can-We-Pray-For-You

We had a pastor get 90 prospects on his first campaign with a script like this:

Hello, I am Pastor Williams from Bay Area Baptist Church.  We care about people.  Our church wants to pray for you until the answer comes.  If you have a prayer request, press one now.

Listen to this song played on violin by Pastor Williams – http://davidwilliamsviolinist.info/someone-is-praying-for-you/

By Pastor David Williams

It has been said that the best way to reach people for Christ is to have many hooks in the water.  We have the Church Prospecting system on this site but if you want to use it most effectively, let me give you some ideas of other types of ministry and outreach your church can consider having in order to reach as many people as possible in your area.

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