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Strategic Planning

FOCUS GROUPs' ideas


Advertising Ideas

Outwardly focused

  • Flyers/brochures/posters in stores, hospital chapels, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, funeral homes, local attraction brochure racks on The Strand & in restaurants, rental home welcome packets
  • Listings in other publications: real estate books, motel welcome books, property owner association newsletters, WGIPOA newsletter (and website), newspaper op-eds
  • Ads: radio, Island magazines & newspapers, Yellow Pages
  • Use of our website: Surveys, wants ads, e-mail notices for events
  • Items for the congregation: Logo tee shirts and polo shirts, signs in members’ yards, business cards with map and service times for members to hand out, flags, and decals for our cars
  • Sign: Lighted signage in front of church with message
  • Advertise with rental companies
  • Advertise in Coast Magazine
  • Billboards
  • Movie house advertising
  • Joint marketing with 1st Presbyterian Galveston
  • Joint Marketing with Houston Presbyterian churches
  • Cards in West End stores
  • Sand & Sea Rental welcome books
  • Business cards
  • Invite realtors to our church (so they could mention us to people moving to island)
  • Graphic artist needed to develop logo (Gwen mentioned she has a person)
  • FM 90.5 Radio spots – KUHF, KHCB (Chuck Lawrence offered to gather costs)
  • Placard to be placed next to road showing service time
  • Movie theatre ads

  • New Ministry Opportunities

    Outwardly focused

  • Training or educational events: financial, Christian life, hurricane prep
  • Pastoral Care: Steven Ministry, Gifts of Help, nursing care, hospital
  • Van for elderly pickup for services, etc
  • Neighborhood beachheads
  • West Isle Singles Ministry
  • Inventory members’ gifts
  • GISD should have the number of kids on West End
  • Grandparents/grandchild summer camp (with advertising)
  • Home groups
  • Outreach to isolated
  • Yoga/Zumba classes, exercise classes
  • Vacation Bible School – either by ourselves or participating with other churches
  • Bible-centered weight loss
  • Senior issues classes
  • Program for teens, teens after school program during the week
  • Movie night for kids in summer
  • Christian book club
  • Great Courses Series – could have series of DVD lectures on various topics at our church during the week
  • Genealogy club
  • After-school tutoring
  • Partner with Christian relief or development agencies
  • Gymnasium – neighborhood presence, young people attraction
  • Partner with Clear Lake Presbyterian Church for Ministry training (they have a program already)
  • Grief care/support group/divorce group
  • Hospital ministry
  • Working with other churches, especial with ministry training
  • Ministry to widows

  • Event Ideas

    Outwardly focused

  • Sunrise Service at Easter on the beach – advertise in newsletters
  • October dinner on the grounds
  • Kirkin O'the Tartans service with advertisements
  • Bingo
  • Concert Series – Angelo
  • Seniors events or older singles ministry
  • Travel group as a church – Biblical places, Greek Isle, Israel
  • Golf course package with church
  • 50th Anniversary coming up – good opportunity to bring people in for celebration
  • Lay-renewal weekend
  • Sing-along, Christmas caroling
  • Ice cream social (with sing-a-long)
  • Family night supper (with sing-a-long)
  • Art show – Spiritual Art – Artwalk
  • Quilt show
  • Bluegrass gospel groups – offer venue and invite musicians
  • Once a month prayer meeting and dinner midweek
  • Open altar call

  • Developing Mature Disciples

    Inwardly strong

  • Sunday School for adults
  • Congregation-wide survey to inventory both teaching skills and needs for classes and ministries
  • Classes in characteristics of mature disciple
  • Retreats
  • Roadmap to maturity on website
  • Bible studies – Holy Spirit makes mature disciples
  • Reading the Bible together as a church
  • Cursillo
  • Dinner groups
  • Emmaus Walk

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