8 Reasons Some Churches Experience Low Visibility By Lynette Hawkins
<ul><li>Do People In the Community Know About Your Ministry? </li></ul>
<ul><li>Some Congregations Experience Low Visibility or Awareness of the Ministry. </li></ul>
Check Your Visibility <ul><li>Go to the Mall or Grocery Store. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask 10 People: </li></ul><ul><li>Can you ...
8 Reasons for  Low Visibility
#1 <ul><li>Very Little to No Hands-On Outreach in the Community </li></ul><ul><li>Where are your members working beyond th...
#2 <ul><li>No Church Website or Web Presence </li></ul><ul><li>Can the community find your church when they go to “Google”...
#3 <ul><li>No New Stories </li></ul><ul><li>When was the last time your church had a news story in the newspaper or local ...
#4 <ul><li>Very Few Invitations to the Community </li></ul><ul><li>When was the last time the greater community was invite...
#5 <ul><li>No Outside Signs </li></ul><ul><li>Does your outdoor signs invite people to worship or other events? </li></ul>
#6 <ul><li>Inconsistent Way of Communicating About the Church </li></ul><ul><li>Does your church have a more branded way t...
#7 <ul><li>No Partnerships with Other Ministries or Community Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Are there others you do ministry wi...
#8 <ul><li>More Inward “Members Only Ministries” vs. Outward Focused  </li></ul><ul><li>How many people in the community w...
<ul><li>Mark 9:35  </li></ul><ul><li>He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, ‘Whoever wants to be first must be ...
About the Author <ul><li>Lynette R. Hawkins </li></ul><ul><li>Author, Trainer, Coach </li></ul><ul><li>An ordained Elder <...
<ul><li>Sign Up for FREE e-Newsletters </li></ul><ul><li>www.awesomeinsight.com </li></ul><ul><li>Consultation ● Seminars ...
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8 reasons some churches experience low visibility

  1. 1. 8 Reasons Some Churches Experience Low Visibility By Lynette Hawkins
  2. 2. <ul><li>Do People In the Community Know About Your Ministry? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Some Congregations Experience Low Visibility or Awareness of the Ministry. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Check Your Visibility <ul><li>Go to the Mall or Grocery Store. </li></ul><ul><li>Ask 10 People: </li></ul><ul><li>Can you tell me something that ___Church does in the community? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you tell me where _____Church is located? </li></ul>
  5. 5. 8 Reasons for Low Visibility
  6. 6. #1 <ul><li>Very Little to No Hands-On Outreach in the Community </li></ul><ul><li>Where are your members working beyond the doors of the church? </li></ul>
  7. 7. #2 <ul><li>No Church Website or Web Presence </li></ul><ul><li>Can the community find your church when they go to “Google” ? </li></ul>
  8. 8. #3 <ul><li>No New Stories </li></ul><ul><li>When was the last time your church had a news story in the newspaper or local media? </li></ul>
  9. 9. #4 <ul><li>Very Few Invitations to the Community </li></ul><ul><li>When was the last time the greater community was invited to your church? </li></ul>
  10. 10. #5 <ul><li>No Outside Signs </li></ul><ul><li>Does your outdoor signs invite people to worship or other events? </li></ul>
  11. 11. #6 <ul><li>Inconsistent Way of Communicating About the Church </li></ul><ul><li>Does your church have a more branded way that you communicate about the ministry? </li></ul>
  12. 12. #7 <ul><li>No Partnerships with Other Ministries or Community Groups </li></ul><ul><li>Are there others you do ministry with? </li></ul>
  13. 13. #8 <ul><li>More Inward “Members Only Ministries” vs. Outward Focused </li></ul><ul><li>How many people in the community would miss your ministries if they did not exist? </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Mark 9:35  </li></ul><ul><li>He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, ‘Whoever wants to be first must be last of all and servant of all.’ </li></ul><ul><li>NRSV </li></ul>
  15. 15. About the Author <ul><li>Lynette R. Hawkins </li></ul><ul><li>Author, Trainer, Coach </li></ul><ul><li>An ordained Elder </li></ul><ul><li>Professional with 25+ years in communications </li></ul><ul><li>Church consultant across denominations </li></ul><ul><li>Articles appear in Clergy Journey, Church Solutions Magazine, Net Results, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>National speaker on hospitality training & church growth topics </li></ul><ul><li>Founder, Beyond Marketing Group, Inc. </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Sign Up for FREE e-Newsletters </li></ul><ul><li>www.awesomeinsight.com </li></ul><ul><li>Consultation ● Seminars ● Usher/Greeter Training DVD ● e-Books/Resources </li></ul><ul><li>Lynette’s Blog: blog.awesomeinsight.com </li></ul><ul><li>CALL 336.854.4196 </li></ul>
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