Episode 441: Preparing for Preview Services

In Episode 441 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss tips for preparing for preview services.

“We are about to start launch team meetings about 1.5 months before the first preview service. What would you talk about at these three to four meetings? What is your order of service? For the preview service do you advertise it to the community or just have the launch team bring their friends and family?”

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • How to advertise for your preview services
  • A suggestion for the order of the service

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Advertise them, but don’t use all your advertising for the first preview service.” – @edstetzer
  • “I would go all out advertising for the fourth meeting.” – @edstetzer
  • “The preview services aren’t public because you are really just test driving and trying to get everything going.” – @danielsangi
  • “Because it’s your launch team there at the beginning, there is a lot of grace.” – @danielsangi
  • “The repetitive opportunity to be a part of something that is a first thing has a good, positive psychological response.” – @edstetzer
  • “Make sure that your sermons are already prepared. Don’t be preparing them the week that you are launching.” – @danielsangi
  • “Other than bookended quick messages about what is going on, just let the service be what it is going to be.” – @danielsangi

Help us Multiply the Mission:

  • Please subscribe
  • Leave a rating and review on iTunes
  • Ask a question by clicking Send Voicemail on the right hand side of NewChurches.com
  • If you’re on a phone or a tablet, then go to www.speakpipe.com/newchurches to download the app and record your message
  • When you’re recording, introduce yourself and your context in about 15 seconds and then record your question for 30 seconds

This Episode’s Sponsor: What lies ahead for Christians around the world? Len Sweet outlines over 25 rings of fire facing the church and how we can walk in faith through this volcanic future. You can get your copy of Rings of Fire at Navpress.com. NavPress is the publishing arm of The Navigators and provides the latest and classic resources for discipleship and Christian growth.

Published November 21, 2019

P.S. Get our best content in your inbox

We send one email per week chock full of articles from a variety of Church Planting voices.