Places of worship desperately need to be connected to the community outside of their buildings — both to reach people who don’t attend church and to be more available to current members who can’t physically make it to services. The other reason churches need to connect is that their members are connected to the community. Aligning with causes your members are passionate about provides opportunities to engage members and foster a deeper relationship. Here are three ways to get your ministry’s message outside the church walls.
1. Hold Community Events Off Campus
Many churches host events that are open to the public (like a fall fun fest or a summer block party) in an effort to provide a fun, wholesome time for families and draw local community members to the church. These are great ideas, but the second component — community involvement — can be limited if you hold every event on