Reaching Others through Worship

$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.

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

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Presenters

ArnoldJoeBerlinTom2015Asa LeeDr. Ann MichelDr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr.
Joe Arnold, research manager of the Lewis Center
Rev. Tom Berlin, pastor of Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon, Va.
Dr. Asa J. Lee, associate dean of community life of Wesley Theological Seminary
Dr. Ann A. Michel, associate director of the Lewis Center
Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr., distinguished professor of church leadership and director of the Lewis Center


Video Presentations

How to Reach More People in Worship by Paying Attention (22:29 min)
Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr.
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 (19:08 min)
Rev. Tom Berlin
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? (8:02 min over five segments)
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

Learning Clues from Attendance Patterns to Improve Attendance (12:32 min)
Joe Arnold
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 (7:19 min)
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 (14:19 min)
Dr. Ann A. Michel
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 (26:41 min)
Dr. Asa J. Lee
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 (31:28 min)
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 (21:04 min)
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.


Instructional Segments

How to Reach More People in Worship by Paying Attention
In this presentation, Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr., 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.

  • Video Presentation (22:29 min), Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr., distinguished professor of church leadership and director of the Lewis Center

 

The Power of Worship
The church’s mission can never succeed unless its missional priorities express the heart of God. This presentation reminds us that our essential task is to discern what God is doing and join in!

  • Video Presentation (19:08 min), Rev. Tom Berlin, pastor of Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon, Virginia

 

How Do People See Your Church?
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.

Welcome – Introduction

  • Video Presentation (2:06 min), Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr., distinguished professor of church leadership and director of the Lewis Center
  • To the Point: “How Do New People See Your Church?”

 

Worship Video Review

  • Video (1:49 min)
  • Exercise: Review and Study Video of Service or Services

 

Congregational Survey

  • Video (1:55 min)
  • Exercise: Get Feedback from the Congregation

 

Exchange Visitors

  • Video (1:33 min)
  • Exercise: Exchange Visitors Plan
  • Exchange Visitor Feedback Form

 

Conclusion

  • Video (0:39 min)

 

Learning Clues from Attendance Patterns to Improve Attendance
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.

  • Narrated Presentation (12:32 min), Joe Arnold, research manager of the Lewis Center
  • Outline of Key Points
  • Leading Ideas Article: “Planning for Attendance Seasons of the Church Year”

 

Putting out the Welcome Mat
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.

  • Narrated Presentation (7:19 min), Dr. Lovett H. Weems, Jr., distinguished professor of church leadership and director of the Lewis Center
  • Outline of Key Points
  • Making a Good First Impression – Congregational Inventory

 

The Ministry of Greeting
This presentations helps your congregation develop a culture of hospitality through the work of official and unofficial greeters.

  • Narrated Presentation (14:19 min), Dr. Ann Michel, associate director of the Lewis Center
  • Outline of Key Points
  • Guidelines for Greeters
  • Leading Ideas Article: “The Ministry of Greeting is for Everyone”

 

Tips for Making Worship More Visitor Friendly
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.

  • Narrated Presentation (26:41 min), Dr. Asa J. Lee, associate dean of community life of Wesley Theological Seminary
  • Outline of Key Points and Bibliography

 

The Sermon Series as Outreach Tool
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.

  • Narrated Presentation (31:28 min), Rev. Tom Berlin, pastor of Floris United Methodist Church in Herndon, Virginia
  • Outline of Key Points

 

Ways to Improve Summer Attendance
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.

  • Narrated Presentation (21:04 min), Dr. Ann A. Michel, associate director of the Lewis Center
  • Outline of Key Points
  • Leading Ideas Article: “The Tully Principle of 52 Equal Sundays”