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Church announcements don’t have to stink.
This time in your service doesn’t need to feel like a miscellaneous catch-all for things that don’t fit elsewhere in the service flow!
Announcements - Part - Service - People - Action
When done well, announcements can be the part of the service that moves people to action. Every weekend you have five minutes to move people toward engagement with the church’s mission. What an incredible opportunity!
Often the musical worship at your church is about a transcendent connection to God. During that portion of the service, we are attempting to help people live in full awareness of the fact that they are loved by the creator God! Also, in most churches, there is an opportunity to be engaged with some practical teaching that applies to people’s lives. During that portion of the service, we hope to equip our people to live out their faith during the rest of the week. However, the announcement time needs to be seen as the purest form of leadership during the entire service. You are asking people to take steps toward community and engagement during those precious five minutes. Don’t waste that time because what your church is doing is incredibly important!
Years - Chance - Services - Lot - Pastors
Over the years, I’ve had the chance to host innumerable services and coach a lot of pastors on how to leverage their announcement time for maximum impact. Here are some common things that pastors say during the announcements that we need to take out of our vocabulary! As always, I’d love to hear your feedback on what else you would add to this list.
“Wow! It’s a nice day out there today!”
Problem - Statement - Way - Connection - Community
The problem with this statement is that it’s a lazy way to drive connection with your community. Yes, people experienced the weather as they came in this morning, just like they do every other day. Unless the weather is...
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