Christmas is only a few days away and some members are choosing to continue worshipping from home while others may be stepping foot into the church for the first time. No matter how people are participating, you will want to help them feel welcome and like a part of the church family.
Here are a few ways to improve your church’s Christmas experience:
- Have clear communications – Share info about service times on your website, through an email blast, and even on social media. Take it to the next level and have your pastor hop on Facebook live to invite the community.
- Offer virtual prayer – For those watching from home, virtual prayer is a way to help them feel acknowledge and cared for. Have a few staff or prayer team members interacting on the livestream chat and offering prayer for those in need.
- Spread cheer – Have staff members had out festive pre-packaged treats such as cookies or hot cocoa mix that families can take home and enjoy. Include a tag with scripture or a note with a blessing. For those who can’t make it in for service, have volunteers drop off treats at doorsteps.
- Create a holiday playlist – Put together holiday worship songs on Spotify and share the playlist on social media with a post that asks people to comment with their favorite song.
- Set up a coffee and hot chocolate station – Offer your usual hot beverages with extra special treats like candy canes, mini marshmallows, and flavored syrups for guests to enjoy before and after service
- Create a memorable photo booth – Hang a backdrop with some paper snowflakes, garland, or other holiday decorations. Have staff members offer to take photos on guests’ phones as they enter for service.
- Use Christmas themed media – Switch out your standard assets for holiday media like motion backgrounds, slides, and lower thirds to give your worship experience a special look and feel.
Have a safe and Merry Christmas!