Outreach Planning Calendar
October 1 - Watch for the Outreach Winter Catalog
Arriving in mailboxes this week, the new catalog is full of new tools to decorate your church for the holiday season and invite your community to join your Christmas events and services!
October 3 - Spread the Word about Fall Festival/Halloween Alternative events
Display banners for your event both indoors and outdoors, and send your congregation out to invite families in the community with door hanger invitations.
October 13 - Update your bulletins with new Thanksgiving designs
With two new fall designs and lots of classics to choose from, welcome fall visitors and church members alike with a fresh bulletin for this season.
October 28 - Plan your Christmas Outreach strategies
It may seem early, but December will be here before you know it! Submit your order for custom direct mail invitations before November 27 to ensure delivery in time for your Christmas services.
November 3 - Launch a Sermon Series on Thankfulness
This time of year is perfect to engage visitors and your congregation with a sermon series and small group study based on the movie The Ultimate Life, centered on the topics of thankfulness, contentment, and relationships.
November 11 - Veterans Day
Take time to recognize and honor the veterans in your congregation at one of your weekend services before Veterans Day!
November 18 - Look for the Outreach New Years Catalog
The new catalog will arrive in mail boxes this week, featuring both new and proven church campaign resources to help you launch the new year with a powerful series!
November 27 - Last Day to Order Direct Mail Christmas Invitations!
Does your community know they are invited to your living nativity, Christmas musical program, and candlelight Christmas Eve services? Today is the last day to order custom direct mail invitations to arrive on time for Christmas.
November 28 & 29 - Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
Outreach will be closed on the 28th and 29th for the Thanksgiving holiday.
December 4 - Update your church design for a welcoming feel
Prepare for Christmas visitors by taking a walk around your church and try to see it through fresh eyes. If you were a visitor, what would you see? Updating the look and feel of your church is easy and affordable with coordinated Design Suites—we even have new suites for Christmas!
December 8 - Prepare for Christmas Visitors
Now is a great time to meet with your assimilation and hospitality teams to confirm their roles and strategy for helping visitors feel welcome and interested in returning.
December 10 - Visually communicate your church’s mission
When was the last time you updated your church décor? Help your church look inviting while you let people know your church’s mission with gorgeous new canvas prints—available in both Christmas and year-round designs!
December 24, 25, & 31 - Holiday Hours
Outreach will be closed all day on the 24th and 25, and will close early on the 31st.
January 1 - Holiday Hours
Outreach will be closed on New Years.
January - Reach drive-by visitors with an outdoor banner
Eye-catching promotional banners are the easiest way to draw visitors to your church—customized to feature your event, service times, or new sermon series!
January 13 - Look for the new Outreach Spring Catalog
The new spring catalog arrives in the mail this week, packed with new invitational tools and banners to help you with outreach for the Easter season!
January 19 - Launch new sermon series and small groups
Help new attenders get plugged into your church and form friendships in small groups!
February 3 - Simplify your bulletin ordering
February 10 - Start planning your Easter outreach strategies
Many people are looking for a church to visit this spring…how will they find out about your church and be encouraged to continue attending?
February 14 - Valentine’s Day Dinner
Invite couples in the community to a fun dinner hosted at your church, featuring an Outreach Speaker!
February 21 - Join the roster for Back to Church Sunday, or update your listing