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If there’s one thing church communicators love to hate, it’s the church bulletin. Some have tried to kill it, but the rest of us just make do. We decided to talk to some church communicators and see how the bulletin is working (or not) for them.
Today we talk with Darren Lee, the communications director for River Valley Church in Minnesota.
Communication - Channels - Ones
Once you provide better communication channels, the old ones are easy to retire since they are so sparsely used.
What do you love about your bulletin?
Well, not much since we got rid of it.
Since we’re a multi-site church (nine campuses) a weekly printed bulletin doesn’t work for us. We focus on video announcements, social, web, mobile app, and email to distribute that info.
What do you love about not having a bulletin?
Simple communication via social media and digital sources.
People - Information - Bulletin
How do people get the typical information that’s in a bulletin?
Pretty much anything you need to know will be on the screen.
What do you give to guests?
We do not hand out things at the door as you walk in. We do, from time to time, have promo cards on the seats or handed...
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