With less than a week until Christmas, it’s important to make sure your church communications are welcoming, inviting and accessible to newcomers and visitors as you hold additional services and events. We’ve compiled a few articles highlighting ways you can make your church accessible during this time of great celebration.
- On BuildingFaith.com, Matthew Kozlowski makes the case for proper church signage in his article, “This Seven Dollar Item Helps you Welcome Church Guests on Christmas.” As churches prepare for additional visitors during Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, Kozlowski suggests using plastic sign holders for additional signage that is both flexible and inexpensive.
- Carolyn Chilton, assistant to the rector for Evangelism and Stewardship at Grace and Holy Trinity, Richmond, details “7 Ways to Welcome Church Visitors on Christmas Eve.” Chilton provides a checklist for welcoming visitors that includes scheduling additional greeters, an open and staffed nursery, as well as including additional information about your church in the service bulletin.
- Interested in getting people involved in social media during this season of Advent and Christmas? On ChurchMarketingSucks.com, Paul Prins lists “10 Ways Your Church Can Have a Social Media Christmas.” Some tips include initiating a caption contest on Instagram or Facebook, setting up a photo booth in the foyer of the church or starting a #ThrowbackChristmas post online asking for church members to post embarrassing or dated Christmas photos.
- Because people are so busy and active during the Christmas season, it’s more important than ever to use social media to keep folks connected and engaged. On ChurchLeaders.com, Lauren Hunter gives “5 Ways Social Media Can Help Churches Connect at Christmas.” Hunter suggests churches use social media platforms to continue to ask members to give during the month of December, to encourage a community Advent countdown and to highlight the church’s year of events, activities and accomplishments.