Nine Things a Church Bulletin Must Have

Episode #164
October 2, 2015
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Podcast Episode #164

Lets talk church bulletin requirements. Not only should you have a bulletin, but it should have these nine things as well.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • At sporting events or concerts, you typically have an informative program available to you. Why should churches be any different?
  • Church bulletins should be geared more toward guests than members.
  • I know of too many churches who people have emailed about the church and have gotten no response.
  • Even the smallest church can have a dedicated prayer request line via email or phone.
  • When everything is in the bulletin, people remember nothing.
  • Perforated cards for guests have a much lower response rate than loose cards.

The nine things a church bulletin must have are:

  1. Worship times
  2. Physical address of church
  3. Website and social media links
  4. Email, and telephone contact
  5. Prayer request contact
  6. Sermon notes
  7. Major events
  8. Vision or mission statement
  9. Order of service

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