Three Unconventional (But Highly Effective) Ways to Get Your Community to Come to Your Church

Episode #SS001
June 14, 2024

In this episode, Thom looks at three ways some churches are reaching out to their communities. These are not traditional types of outreach, but they are proving to be highly effective.

    1. Build-your-own sports ministry
    2. Gifts for the neighborhood
    3. The power of “we’ve prayed for you”


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