7 Servant Evangelism Ideas for Black Friday Shopping Crowds

Black Friday Shopping Evangelism

In the United States, the Friday after Thanksgiving is a major shopping day.  The media will show reports of Black Friday shopping crowds outside of major department stores and malls.  People who are waiting to be nearly the first in line to get the savings on Christmas presents for family and friends.  When the doors open, mayhem erupts and people … [Read more...]

What is the Next Step after Your Halloween Outreach


In my first church, we chose October 31 as a safe alternative to Halloween.  We planned all sorts of children's games, candy giveaway, costume contest, and all around fun.   We mobilized lots of volunteers to run the games and our small church had a tremendous party every year.Our Harvest Party (we called it) celebrated some of the fun … [Read more...]

Are you reaching out to this demographic?


These statistics are a few years old, but nonetheless, what is your church doing to reach this demographic?I admit, I am a little biased.  I do ministry full time among developing leaders in Central America.God has given me a love for this culture that is just as passionate as my own North American Culture.I am bi-lingual, and my … [Read more...]

Christmas Outreach through Public Schools


I heard about this Christmas 2012 Church outreach from 12 Stone Church.Even small churches can adopt a school and do something similar.I don't go to 12Stone Church, but found myself wanting to volunteer, or even dream about doing something like this with my church next year.It's a great community engagement step that even the small … [Read more...]

Reaching a Community Via a Coffeehouse

A church coffee shop

The Evangelism Office in the Presbyterian Church USA (which is my tribe) is putting out some videos on churches doing innovative things to reach into their community.Check this one out:I'm impressed with their strategy of Business as Mission, but using their coffeehouse to not only provide job, but a gathering space in the community … [Read more...]

Podcast: Christmas Outreach to the Community

Outreach Table for Christmas Church Marketing

Listen in as one church tells the story of getting their Christmas events out to a few thousand people during a town Christmas event.I interview Kevin Cunningham, outreach pastor of a church in Nashua New Hampshire, a town of about 80,000. Christmas OutreachEach year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the city turns Main Street into a … [Read more...]

Podcast: Developing a Sowing Mentality – Gary Rohrmayer


Has your church plateaued in it’s evangelistic effectiveness?Perhaps, your church has stalled out in its evangelistic passion.  People are not coming to faith and your members are not really engaging people into finding faith in Christ.    The life-saving station has become the club of comfort.Yet, other churches continue to grow year after … [Read more...]

Guest Post: 9 Ways to Create Momentum for Fall Outreach

Faith in Action Outreach

I'm doing some traveling this week, visiting churches in Richmond VA.Today's guest post is from Gary Rohrmayer.  I've re posted this here with permission.Visit the full article 9 ways to Create Momentum for Fall Outreach for the bullet points to be teased out. . . Nine Ways to Create Momentum for Fall Outreach Legendary football coach … [Read more...]

Evangelism Substitute #4: Community Service


Today is the final portion on the series, Evangelism Substitutes.  See the links below to catch the other parts.Here is a fourth substitute for personal evangelism: community service projects.For example:Let’s go out and feed the homeless. Let’s go out and build houses for Habitat for Humanity. Let’s go out and give away water at … [Read more...]

Operation Andrew / Bring a Friend Sunday

Evangelism Coaching Group

I had a follower on twitter who ordered a "Bring a Friend campaign in a box."It was a laughable experience.It ultimately failed.He felt like he wasted his money.Originally designed in the 1980s, it has never updated (except moving the recordings to CD from the cassettes).The campaign failed to rally the church. The materials … [Read more...]