Thursday, August 31, 2006

Your All-FGBC News Has Arrived!

Here’s the latest issue of FGBC World!

The only all-Grace-Brethren publication connecting your local church to other churches and personalities in the Fellowship

Suggested text for bulletin, newsletter, website, or PowerPoint announcements:

The latest issue of our all-Fellowship publication, FGBC World, has arrived. See stories about a Pennsylvania church's outreach activities, photos and reports from DRIVEN, BNYC and Celebrate06, a dramatic story about a Grace Brethren firefighter who was first into the Pentagon on 9/11 and much more. Each issue carries stories on interesting Grace Brethren personalities, a calendar of events, a Grace Brethren Almanac, an explanation of the Gospel with an invitation to respond to Christ, and more! An expanded version is online at and to receive daily updates on churches and personalities click “Editor’s Blog.”

Suggested ways to distribute FGBC World in your church:

___ Place small stacks at all information desks, entrances, side tables and sitting areas

___ Place supply in church library

___ Make pulpit announcement of arrival of new issue – highlight one or two stories. Remind worshipers they can have a free subscription sent to their home.

___ Include announcement of arrival of new issue in Sunday bulletin for several weeks

___ Place a copy in each staff person’s office, and in each leader’s mailbox

___ Have ushers make available to each Sunday-morning worshiper

___ Plan to use with Visitor’s Reception or Newcomers Class

___ Distribute on every-other-chair in adult Sunday School classes and Adult Bible Fellowship rooms

___ Mail with church newsletter

___ Encourage your people to use it as a witness tool (each issue includes plan of salvation) or to explain the Fellowship of Grace Brethren Churches to inquirers

___ Scan and include image in PowerPoint announcement slides

___ Note arrival of new issue on your church website, and link to

___ Note new issue in pushed e-mails to congregation or select lists. Include link.

___ Create a fun quiz based on current issue—use as icebreaker


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