Promoting the New Preacher in Town

Date Posted: 6/27/2013

Pastors have many responsibilities in front of them after moving into to a new church, and your congregation can provide opportunities and help ease the transition by facilitating connections with the local community.

Ways you can help your pastor:

·         Introduce them to public and community leaders.

·         Ask church members in civic clubs to take the new pastor to one of their meetings.

·         Be sure to introduce them to other clergy in the area and offer information about regional ecumenical activities and associations.

·         Send notices to local media outlets with background information about the new pastor.

This example press release is one way to reach out. (.doc)

Check out this list for more ways to be welcoming to your new pastor. (.PDF)