An empty church means a closed church, and you want to avoid that. Even though you do have a decently sized congregation right, you still want to grow for the future. That’s easier said than done, unfortunately, as inviting new people to your church isn’t always as easy as it seems. The good news is, there are some things you can do to reach out to your community to attract new members to your church.
Signs for churches
One of the first things you can do to expand your congregation is to invest in signs for churches. The sign will help get the attention of your target audience. In fact, 37% of people (more than one-third) report looking at an outdoor ad every time or most of the time when they pass one. Whether you have scrolling marquee signs, digital signs, or LED signs, your outdoor sign will help you keep in touch with the community and bring more people in the door.
Have current members invite others
Another extremely effective way to get new faces in the church is to have your current members bring in new people. Whether they’re friends, neighbors, co-workers, or family, your current members can provide a level of comfort to help newcomers feel better about going to a new place for the first time.
Stream your services online
Sharing your ministry can help you get new members, and streaming online is a great way to share. Your church will stand out and give people a taste of what it’s like to be a part of your community. Your current members will also appreciate being able to watch the service if they’re traveling or sick at home.
Be on social media
Again, getting new members is all about sharing your message, and social media is one of the best ways to do so. You can use platforms like Facebook and Twitter to share inspirational content, updates from the church, new events, and more. Your current members can share your church’s posts on social media to reach even more people.
Without a congregation, your church will cease to exist. You obviously don’t want that to happen, so you can try these methods to help grow your membership.