Q: You mentioned doing a series during the summer that isn’t sequential. Can you elaborate on what that looks like?
A: The basic concept is to do a number of messages that can be combined under the same title, but that don’t build on one another from week to week.
Essentially, you should do a series that is made up of standalone message topics, with the understanding that people are most likely going to miss church at least a time or two during the summer.
Leadership often involves entering the conversation that people are already having in their mind. By doing a series like this, you’re taking away the “well we missed last week, so…” reasoning.
Example: We do a series each summer called “God on Film,” where we choose 6 or 7 of the summer’s biggest movies and address the spiritual issues that each one raises.
The entire series is titled and branded as “God on Film,” but we will address 6 or 7 unique, standalone topics over the course of the series. By doing so, we’re able to attract new people, keep our regulars attending in spite of their vacation plans and help people grow in 6 or 7 different areas over the summer.
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