Dear friends in Christ,
Preparations are underway for the busy holiday season and many will be looking for a church home to give thanks and prepare for Christ’s birth. This season offers an opportunity to extend an invitation of welcome to friends and neighbors, encouraging them to worship in your congregation.
To support your communication needs, we offer several invitational tools specifically for congregations.
Some of the tools include:
- Social media planning and procedures, guidelines for using photographs of members and messages specific to Advent.
- Advent tools to invite your neighbors.
- Exterior banners to share your worship schedule for Christmas
- A road sign order form to help direct traffic
- Preferred vendors and online giving solutions
We invite you to visit ELCA.org/CongTools often and find links to a variety of tools to help with your communication needs. Send your suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org for other tools you might find helpful.
Thank you for the work you do to help engage your congregation, share the good news of Jesus Christ and welcome your community.
Executive Director, Mission Advancement
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America