Most churches have their biggest Sunday of the year on Easter. The church has usually gone all out in inviting people and when the large crowd comes they are seldom disappointed. Free food, activities for children, fantastic music--it's all there and people seem to have a great time. When the day is over the staff is exhausted but excited about the new people they anticipate coming the next week.
However, the following Sunday seldom has many, if any, of the visitors from Easter. What happened?
This presentation will first explain WHY most churches do not get the continuing growth they hoped for after Easter and other holidays and then will give you a STRATIGIC plan how to totally change this.
You need a new process, a new way of thinking about holidays; you need to involve all the people in your church; finally, you need to create communication products for before, during, and after the event to assure that guests will return.
It's not a difficult, complex process, but one that can become a natural, continuing process that will not only grow your church in numbers, but your people in discipleship skills.
For over 25 years I've helped church communicators create more effective communications. I wrote the first book on desktop publishing for churches in 1992 and many more books and articles on church communications since then. I traveled all over North America doing seminars for thousands of church communicators, founded the ministry Effective Church Communications, and currently create training materials and write for church communicators from my home in Ventura, CA.