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Should Churches Advertise

Should Churches Advertise? How to promote the Church in a non secular way?

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I'm sure glad the Brookings Harbor Christian Church I first went to advertised, that's why I'm here today :)
---Mary on 5/22/12

yes churches MUST asvertize

1: When you move to a new city, you will need to find a church
2: There are many people who want to attend a church but have no idea about any of the churches.

Advertizing allows people to know where you are located, what you believe, what times you meet, and also if there is a special seminar which people may want to attend.
---francis on 5/19/12

Hey,bless everyone...this no issue with advertize,just keep it simple! sometimes,yes.. Me,I love just old fashion dwn to earth,you don't need all the "bling,bling!" people come as they are...when I was a girl,we learn respect 'n church! They sang very simple,you didn't "guess"the words,often just some hands clappin'we all smiled happy just be together on one accord!Once in a while somebody came who cud play the piano..Tamborine,it was close-kindness,simple! Love of Jesus!
---ELENA on 5/19/12

The true church of Christ never needs to advertise the way of worldly churches because God alone grows the church as he did 2000 years ago.

Worldly churches (the denominational churches) use worldly means to grow their church to advertise their entertainment, their services, their sports, their classes, their bible studies, and whtever else they need to advertise. Denominational churches do not have the faith in God to bring people through its doors. They depend more from worldly persuasion instead of spiritual persuasion.

Acts 6:7
Acts 16:5
1 Corinthians 3:6-7

Question: what is the one word that brings the increase?
---Steveng on 2/28/11

Yes, churches should advertise.
---larry on 2/28/11

We did a marriage series last fall and did a huge mail-out. A marriage series is a good mail-out because that is something everybody can relate to and 50%+ end in divorce. Some people came because of the mail-out and turned there life around. So it works.
---Scott on 2/28/11

I like that Leon..:)
Put a smile on my face this morning.
I believe we should all be billboards, showing the Love of God through our responses and actions.
Philippians 4:5 Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord [is] at hand.
Colossians 4:6 Let your speech [be] alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.
---micha9344 on 1/22/11

"You are the salt of the earth...You are the light of the world...Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."

(Matt. 5:13-16)
---Leon on 1/21/11

Well, can a church operate without using money? Money might be considered to be "secular". So, is there a "non secular" way to do things . . . meaning without using money???

What matters is how we use money. If we do things God's way, with money, this is not secular, but holy how God has us doing things.

Like this, then, I'd say there is advertising which is not secular. I would advertise without trying to compete with other churches. Do it as a service, versus a promotion. Our church is growing, and we need to be able to get to know the ones who come and give each one the right attention. So, we don't want to grow "too fast" (c:

It's like having babies, maybe . . . not too many too quick!
---Bill_willa6989 on 1/21/11

while you are advertising others are already on and in the mission, speaking to others about Christ working with them to read and understand the bible, making sure people around them are informed, utilising their computer to write out like bible scriptures of encouragement and educate through giving them out to friends and family.

Those are but a few ideas that you should be working on not what the "church should be doing, what are You doing?????
---Carla on 1/21/11

I don't see anything wrong with a church advertising.

However, I believe that we are living in a time where most people get TOO MUCH advertising. About almost everything. Everywhere in the world.

TOO MUCH of anything can actually be turning people away. I am tired of seeing advertisements for computers, and other electronics, almost daily. In newspapers, magazines, on TV, etc.

I'd say churches should keep their advertising to a minimum. Friends-inviting-friends -- to church -- works best. That is how Jesus Christ's disciples built churches. Paul is a great example.
---Sag on 1/21/11

True christian churches(the people) do not need to advertise, we show it in our daily lives.Once a person asks then we can show them. WIVV most church buildings today are in the world & promoting world agendas sugur coating Gods messages,so most of them aren't chrisitan either.
---candice on 1/21/11

I feel it is ok for churches to advertise. But I don't think it should be a competition, where one pastor slanders another pastor, and so forth. Very ugly and ungodly thing to do. But inviting others out to visit using the media, seems to be an okay thing to do. As long as it is done the right way. Why not?
---Robyn on 1/21/11

Yes!!! I believe the answer is yes. And here is a rather novel idea why not have the advertisement state the subject that will be covered and disgust on the coming Sunday are some such date. I believe interest and attendance can be increased by stating the subject ahead of time.
---mima on 1/21/11

What is intrinsically wrong with it?

Even if you have nothing more than a signboard outside the church building giving its name, you are advertising.
---Cluny on 1/21/11

Most individual churches can't afford to advertise. But, yes they should if they can afford it. It would probably be on a large denomination bases if they did. Once in awhile you do see some advertising on TV, but it's very general in nature, usually they are promoting Christianity in general and/or the Bible. The Mormons has a very good ad on TV not long ago, but while religious, they are not Christian as a denomination.

Some churches do advertise in their community with mail outs, but the most effective way is visiting in person especially new comers to the area.
---wivv on 1/21/11

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I do not believe a church should advertise, unless that church is selling something. basically the best advertisement a church can give is with his spiritual and social programs. do the works of christ, and you don't need to advertise on radio and television.
---andy3996 on 1/21/11

Churches advertize everyday when the members walk out into the community.
There is nothing wrong with advertizing except when you allow unbiblical things to describe/support the ministry. What do you tell the world about the ministry/church you are involved in?
---Elder on 1/21/11

I don't quite understand the question. [??]
---John.usa on 1/21/11

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