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Reaching Others Through Worship Resource
Reaching Others through Worship
DVD/CD Resource

Worship attendance is vital to the mission of the church. Through engaging videos, PowerPoint presentations, and supplemental materials, this resource provides you with tools and strategies to improve your worship attendance.

Reaching Others through Worship is appropriate for self study and for use with groups in your church.

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Video presentations
The Resource DVD contains three video presentations.
How to Reach More People in Worship
By Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr., distinguished professor of church leadership and director of the Lewis Center
In this presentation, Weems considers how the practice of “paying attention” to various aspects of worship and clues about who is and is not attending can help congregations reach more people in worship.
The Power of Worship
By Rev. Tom Berlin, pastor of Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon, Va., and coauthor of Bearing Fruit: Ministry with Real Results
Highlighting the biblical and spiritual importance of the worship of God, this presentation is a powerful reminder of why worship attendance matters.
How Do People See Your Church?
By Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr.
This presentation provides several tools and methods your congregation can use to get feedback for gauging where your worship is hitting the mark and where it needs some fine tuning to make your church more appealing and accessible to members and guests.
Narrated presentations and resources
The Resource CD contains narrated presentations with brief video introductions, PowerPoint presentations, and other resources on the subjects listed below, plus supplementary materials related to the videos on the Resource DVD.
Learning Clues from Attendance Patterns to Improve Attendance
By Joe Arnold, research manager, Lewis Center for Church Leadership
This presentation presents a way to examine your attendance patterns that can reveal clues for simple changes to improve attendance. By paying attention to patterns that often go unnoticed, a church can improve its attendance, often significantly.
Putting out the Welcome Mat
By Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr.
This presentation focuses on how your church can communicate openness and welcome to worship visitors before they ever set foot in your sanctuary through clear communications directed at the external community, effective signage, well-kept buildings and grounds, parking lot hospitality, and more.
The Ministry of Greeting
By Dr. Ann A. Michel, associate director, Lewis Center for Church Leadership
This presentations helps your congregation develop a culture of hospitality through the work of official and unofficial greeters.
Tips for Making Worship More Visitor Friendly
By Rev. Asa Lee, assistant pastor and education minister, Mount Olive Baptist Church
This presentation presents a series of ideas and strategies for making your worship service more welcoming and accessible to visitors within the broader context of nurturing a culture open to newcomers.
The Sermon Series as Outreach Tool
By Rev. Tom Berlin
Many vital churches have mastered the art of reaching new people through sermon series on subjects of interest to those beyond the church. Get ideas for planning and promoting sermons that can boost your attendance.
Ways to Improve Summer Attendance
By Dr. Ann A. Michel
Strengthening attendance during traditional low times, such as summer, is important to increasing a congregation’s worship momentum in the summer. This workshop will discuss strategies and concepts to keep people coming during the summer months.