Keep it simple, Smartie!

We know. We have the same tendency to wax poetic when we’re talking about our ministry in the bulletin too. But no one needs to have the whole history from A–Z of the Women’s Noteworthy Chorale Bible Study in their announcement. Remember to just give people the basics of what they need to know: 1—Who is this event for? (e.g., women, age 18 and up.) 2—What’s the experience going to be like? (Join the choir director for a six-week breakfast and book discussion.) 3—When and where is it? (Meets March 1 at 6 a.m. in the Great Room.)

In almost every environment now, everyone is inundated with messages (even in church) and people are going to get lost in the minutiae if you can’t give them the basics in a simple, direct way. The goal is to get them to come to your Women’s Noteworthy Chorale Bible Study—and then, once they’re in, you can share all the details. As a helpful tool, check out Granger’s sample Communication Values and Priorities, which helps us decide what gets promoted and where.

At Granger, just like many of your churches, there are all kinds of ways for people to get involved and take next steps. Whether it’s the opportunity to serve others in an area of strength, or to make a personal commitment public, these events are big moments in people’s lives. Of course that makes it that much more important that when we host such events, people know about them. That’s where we come in. If you need a little help promoting one of your next big events, try out any of these four graphics packages:

  • Baptism graphics – Used to promote the annual Baptism Celebration, this download package will help ensure people know about their next opportunity to publicize their commitment to follow Christ.
  • Volunteer Celebration graphics – Let’s face it—we couldn’t do what we do without the hard work and commitment of rock star volunteers. Considering they usually work full-time jobs and have family and social lives outside of the church, their hard work and sacrifice is worth celebrating. Use this graphics package to promote your next Volunteer Celebration.
  • Children’s Dedication graphics – Parents will be glad to know about your church’s next Child Dedication service. These are the graphics we used to promote one of ours.
  • Kids’ Christmas Performance graphics – What’s better than the sweet sound of kids singing Christmas songs? Only the entertaining experience of watching their antics on the grown-ups’ stage. Get this download package to promote your next Kids’ Christmas Performance.