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Life Church Resources http://resources.lifechurchindy.com Freely Sharing All We Have Wed, 10 Feb 2016 01:10:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.16 Communication Strategy http://resources.lifechurchindy.com/2013/02/communication-strategy/ http://resources.lifechurchindy.com/2013/02/communication-strategy/#comments Wed, 13 Feb 2013 19:54:54 +0000 http://resources.lifechurchindy.com/?p=226 This simple chart helps us communicate our strategy for promotion and communications.  It identifies the different ways we communicate messages and also sets priorities to those messages.  This is especially useful for the staff and ministry leaders as it helps them understand the trade-offs  a church faces in communicating their messages and that it’s not possible to communicate everything.

Communication Strategy

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Sunday Program http://resources.lifechurchindy.com/2013/02/sunday-program/ http://resources.lifechurchindy.com/2013/02/sunday-program/#comments Wed, 13 Feb 2013 19:54:40 +0000 http://resources.lifechurchindy.com/?p=239 This is the program we use for our weekend services.  We print these on Hammermill® Laser Paper, 11″ x 17″, 24 Lb in our offices and take them to Office Depot for printing.

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Sunday Multisite Service Info http://resources.lifechurchindy.com/2013/02/sunday-multisite-service-info/ http://resources.lifechurchindy.com/2013/02/sunday-multisite-service-info/#comments Wed, 06 Feb 2013 21:07:06 +0000 http://resources.lifechurchindy.com/?p=242 This spreadsheet is what we use throughout the year to track overall attendance, giving, guests, spiritual decisions and interest people indicate in various activities.  Most of this information is collected from our Communication Card (see other post) from the weekend services.  It’s proved to be a very effective (and cheap) method to collect, track and analyze Life Church’s growth and evolution.  We’ve looked multiple times as various Church Management Systems but so far can’t justify spending a large amount of money to do what this spreadsheet allows us to do.

Sunday Multisite Service Info – Template

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Giving Envelope http://resources.lifechurchindy.com/2013/02/giving-envelope/ http://resources.lifechurchindy.com/2013/02/giving-envelope/#comments Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:31:57 +0000 http://resources.lifechurchindy.com/?p=231 This is the envelope we use for Sunday giving.  We allow people to give via debit card.  We also make these self addressed and include postage.  Our goal is to remove as many of the barriers as possible in helping people give.

Giving Envelope

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Communication Card http://resources.lifechurchindy.com/2013/02/communication-card/ http://resources.lifechurchindy.com/2013/02/communication-card/#comments Wed, 06 Feb 2013 20:16:13 +0000 http://resources.lifechurchindy.com/?p=212 Every week we ask everyone at each of our weekend services to fill out one of these cards.  We present this as an opportunity for people to communicate with us.  We ask 1st and 2nd time guests to fill out the entire front side and regular attenders to put at least their name and email.  On the back people can indicate next steps, request more information and share prayer requests.  We usually have 60-80% of our adult attendance represented by a card.  By asking everyone to fill out a card we remove any akwardness for first time guests.  We then direct people to place these in the basket at the end of the service along with their tithes and offerings.

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Church Wide Survey http://resources.lifechurchindy.com/2013/02/2012-church-wide-survey/ http://resources.lifechurchindy.com/2013/02/2012-church-wide-survey/#comments Wed, 06 Feb 2013 19:52:47 +0000 http://resources.lifechurchindy.com/?p=204 Life Church does an annual survey to “understand well the condition of our flock” as scripture admonishes us.  We take five minutes on a Sunday (usually in May) to conduct this survey and have people fill it out there in service.  The survey helps us track our demographics, people’s spiritual condition, attendance patterns at Life Church, and spiritual behaviors that we see as important.  We then tally the results and present some of the findings on a Sunday.  We use this data throughout the year to better serve and lead our people.

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Summer 2010 Servant Outreach Card http://resources.lifechurchindy.com/2010/06/summer-2010-servant-outreach-card/ http://resources.lifechurchindy.com/2010/06/summer-2010-servant-outreach-card/#comments Sun, 13 Jun 2010 19:33:54 +0000 http://resources.lifechurchindy.com/?p=189 This is a card we crated for the summer to use in our Servant Outreach projects.

Front

Back

We got the front side design from ServantEvangelism.com, Jeannie Shaw helped us finalize the design and we printed them at OverNightPrints.com.

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Guest Follow-up/Assimilation Strategy http://resources.lifechurchindy.com/2010/06/guest-follow-upassimilation-strategy/ http://resources.lifechurchindy.com/2010/06/guest-follow-upassimilation-strategy/#comments Sun, 13 Jun 2010 19:25:05 +0000 http://resources.lifechurchindy.com/?p=185 Life Church takes every person that walks through our doors very seriously.  We view them as someone God has sent to our church and we do everything we can to be good stewards of the people He sends us.  In the below zip file you’ll find our current follow-up (or assimilation as many people call it) strategy.  We’ve also included the Communication Card, sample emails, online survey and gift we send to each guest.

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If you want to read more, we highly recommend the book Fusion: Turning First-Time Guests into Fully-Engaged Members of Your Church by Nelson Searcy.

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Drive-thru Card http://resources.lifechurchindy.com/2010/04/drive-thru-card/ http://resources.lifechurchindy.com/2010/04/drive-thru-card/#comments Sat, 03 Apr 2010 01:57:45 +0000 http://resources.lifechurchindy.com/?p=164 We first used these cards in 2006 when we launched.  Since then we’ve updated them a few times.  They have been a great hit and communicate well our desire to be an outwardly focused church.  The idea with the cards is you pay for the person behind you in the drive-thru, give the card to the drive-thru person and tell them to give it to the card behind you.  Looking back and seeing the astonishment on the faces of those in the car behind you as you drive off are reward enough, but knowing that you just communicated God’s love to someone in a practical way is even greater!

Jeannie Shaw with Wilks Art designed these cards for us.  We print them at Overnight Prints.

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The Father Heart of God http://resources.lifechurchindy.com/2010/04/the-father-heart-of-god/ http://resources.lifechurchindy.com/2010/04/the-father-heart-of-god/#comments Fri, 02 Apr 2010 06:29:15 +0000 http://resources.lifechurchindy.com/?p=129

Few of us really understand God’s role and heart as a Father. Pastor Tony explored how God is crazy about us just as a father would be for his children, and how God is always willing and ready to accept us home if we’ve turned away from Him.

Message Titles

  • Week #1 – Toxic Religion
  • Week #2 – “Hesed – God’s Covenantal Love”
  • Week #3 – The Prodigal Father

Files for Download

Message Audio:  Download Zip (23 MB)

Teaching Notes, Slides and Graphics:  Download Zip (5 MB)


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