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Return back to school

Summer vacation is almost over, and families are returning to their back-to-school schedules. Join churches from around Texas as we celebrate the Return back to school with a backpack or school supply drive.

To begin, choose a date that corresponds with your back-to-school schedule. If your church supports a local school, get older students and church members involved in helping with a project to serve your local community.

Return back to Church

There is a 25 percent increase in church attendance at back to school, in every size of church. And when churches participate in an intentional outreach campaign like “Return back to Church,” the increase in attendance is even higher. More people, more Jesus followers! Choose a Return to Church date that works for your congregation, get your team on board and follow the planning guide below as you invite friends and neighbors to return back to church!

Return back to Community

COVID-19 has left our city more disconnected and secluded than ever in history. And now it’s time for our church to reach out to be in community to our friends and neighbors. At your return back to church Sunday, be sure your church is intentional about inviting new members into community by promoting your church Sunday school or Small Group classes, Children’s and Youth events, or whatever your community needs!

Schedule

As soon as possible:

 

5 weeks out:

  • Send out letter to your congregation
  • Tape video 1 and 2 using provided scripts (studio or iPhone)
  • Pulpit announcement 1 Back to School
  • Social media graphic and post 1 Back to School
  • Sermon Slide 1 Return Back to School

4 weeks out:

  • Send out video 1 link to your congregation through email or social media
  • Pulpit announcement 2 Return Back to Church
  • Social media graphic and post 2 Return Back to Church

3 weeks out:

  • Pulpit announcement 3 Return Back to Church
  • Social media graphic and post 3 Return Back to Church
  • Send out video 2 link to your congregation through email or social media
  • Sermon Slide 2 Return Back to Church

2 weeks out:

  • Pulpit announcement 4 Return Back to Church
  • Social media graphic and post 4 Return Back to Church
  • Send out video 2 link to your congregation through email or social media
  • Sermon Slide 2 Return Back to Church

The week of:

  • Pulpit announcement 5 Return Back to Community
  • Sermon Slide 3 Return Back to Community
  • Social media graphic and post 5 Return Back to Community
  • Social media graphic and post 6 Return Back to Community

 

Downloads:

Download letter to your congregation

Download social media graphics and posts

Download Pulpit Announcements and Sermon Slides

Download video scripts

Download Bumper for videos