The Making Sunday Happen Podcast | Episode 278

5 Game-Changing Strategies for 2021 with the 12:30 Lead Team

Show Notes

Show Notes:

This week, we’re doing a very informal family episode. We’ve invited the 12:30 Media Lead Team to come and hang out today.

You’ll hear from the team as we reflect on this crazy past year and also look ahead to 2021.
We’ll talk about what we’ve seen in the churches we serve and how things are looking for next year.

5 Game Changing Ideas for 2021
1. Create your Worship Experiences for both your Physical and Digital attendees.
    • Online is here to stay. Keep growing Online and Social Presence.
    • Don’t withdraw resources from Online. Think Digital First.
    • Address / Acknowledge your Online Audience in the Physical Experience
    • Shoot Closer
    • Prepare your Teams – have intentional and strategic volunteer teams for Physical and Online
2. Take your Worship Experience Beyond Sunday.
    • Share Testimonies and Stories during the Week
    • Share Lyric Quotes from the Songs you Sang
    • Share Clips from Sunday’s Sermon
    • Recap Highlights from Sunday
    • Celebrate Volunteers

3. Be Intentional About your Web Presence.

    • Your website is your Front Door, Make a Good First Impression
    • Share any Website Resources
    • Use Video and Visuals on your Site

4. Cast a Clear, Compelling Vision. 

    • People can follow where you Lead. Lead well
    • Focus on being Doctrinally Sound and Clear on where your church stands Biblically
    • Cast a Clear Vision on where your Church is headed this year
    • Be authentic

5. Connect and Follow Up.

    • Use a Digital Connection Card
      • Only get Name, Email, Mobile Number
      • Shorter it is, more people will complete it.
    • Consider a Follow Up Calendar
    • Use Texting Services – Automation + Personalization = Effective Communication


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