Connect with Your Neighbors

$65.00

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.

Connect with Your Neighbors is appropriate for self study and for use with groups in your church.

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Presenters

ArnoldJoeThomas JamesPhoto of Matthew LyonsDr. Ann MichelDr. Amy OdenDr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr.
Joe Arnold, research manager of the Lewis Center
Thomas James, former resource product manager of the Lewis Center
Matthew Lyons, marketing manager of the Lewis Center
Dr. Ann A. Michel, associate director of the Lewis Center
Dr. Amy Oden, former dean of Wesley Theological Seminary
Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr., distinguished professor of church leadership and director of the Lewis Center


Video Presentations

Discovering the People God has Given Us (24:32 min)
Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr.

The Theology of Welcome (21:39 min)
Dr. Amy Oden

Ways to Understand Your Neighbors Better (24:19 min)
Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr.
This video discussion guide with exercises helps your church better understand the people in your midst.


Narrated Presentations

Discovering Who Your Neighbors Are (19:14 min)
Joe Arnold
Explores the resources available to learn about the demographic makeup of your surrounding community including changes in recent years. Many of the resources covered are free and available online.

Needs-based Community Outreach (28:25 min)
Dr. Ann A. Michel
Learn how tangible acts of service and ministries targeted to respond to specific, real needs within your community can draw newcomers to your church.

Using Social Media to Reach New People (24:52 min)
Thomas James
Looks at social media such as Facebook and Twitter with the one focus on how they can be used to connect with more of your neighbors.

Your Website Is Your Church’s Welcome Mat (31:58 min)
Matthew Lyons
What should your website’s first-time visitors see? Learn about must-have content your website needs to welcome and connect with neighbors.


Instructional Segments

Discovering the People God has Given Us

  • Video Presentation (24:32 min), Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr., distinguished professor of church leadership and director of the Lewis Center
  • Outline of Key Points

 

The Theology of Welcome

  • Video Presentation (21:39 min), Dr. Amy Oden, former dean of Wesley Theological Seminary

 

Ways to Understand Your Neighbors Better
A video discussion guide with exercises to help your church better understand the people in your midst.

  • Narrated Presentation (24:19 min), Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr., distinguished professor of church leadership and director of the Lewis Center
  • Exercises

 

Discovering Who Your Neighbors Are
Explores the resources available to learn about the demographic makeup of your surrounding community including changes in recent years. Many of the resources covered are free and available online.

  • Narrated Presentation (19:14 min), Joe Arnold, research manager of the Lewis Center
  • Website Resource List

 

Needs-based Community Outreach
Learn how tangible acts of service and ministries targeted to respond to specific, real needs within your community can draw newcomers to your church.

  • Narrated Presentation (28:25 min), Dr. Ann A. Michel, associate director of the Lewis Center
  • Outline of Key Points
  • Resource List
  • Leading Ideas Article: “Key Competencies for a Missional Congregations”

 

Using Social Media to Reach New People
Looks at social media such as Facebook and Twitter with the one focus on how they can be used to connect with more of your neighbors.

  • Narrated Presentation (24:52 min), Rev. Thomas G. James, former resource manager of the Lewis Center
  • Outline of Key Points
  • Leading Ideas Article: “Expanding Your Prayer Ministry through Twitter”
  • Facebook Groups vs Fan Pages

 

Your Website Is Your Church’s Welcome Mat
What should your website’s first-time visitors see? Learn about must-have content your website needs to welcome and connect with neighbors.

  • Video Presentation (31:58 min), Matthew Lyons, marketing manager of the Lewis Center
  • Outline of Key Points