Now the Christmas chaos is over, January is a great time to take a moment and reflect on how your church is serving the community. Here are a few ideas on how to improve your outreach in 2018.
2018: The year to improve your outreach Now the Christmas chaos is over, January is a great time to take a moment and reflect on how your church is serving the community. Here are a few ideas on how to improve your outreach in 2018.
Open a café A huge number of churches are now putting their church halls and community spaces to good use during quiet periods by opening a café – or even a small community restaurant. It’s not only a good place for your congregation to get together outside of Sunday service, but can be a valuable resource to your local community, particularly if you are located in a remote area. Find out more about starting the process here.
Make your hall available for events Hall hire is one of the best ways to earn much needed revenue for your church and reach out to the wider community. It can be a daunting prospect, but it doesn’t need to be. Take a look at our short guide to hosting events at your church.
Become a hub for local families Modern life can be hectic, and finding time to spend with family isn’t always prioritised. Your church can address this with events aimed at your own congregation – but also open to others – that encourage time spent together, from Summer Fun Days to quiz nights.
Keep kids out of trouble Young people have it hard these days, and a lot of churches are using their facilities to provide an informal, accepting environment for local kids to get together. From movie nights to DIY discos (where the kids take charge of planning) events especially for young people are a great way to engage with the younger members of your congregation and help them to take an active role in the church and their community.
If an out of date kitchen is holding you back from taking your outreach to the next level, Steelplan Kitchens can help. With over 30 years’ experience, we specialise in providing semi-commercial kitchens that will support your church for years to come. To find out about our free consultation service for churches, call us on 0844 809 9186.