At Equip, we offer a variety of Gifts and Giveaways for your church that are customized for your specific ministry, event or need. We offer gifts and giveaways such as drinkware, clothing, pens, wristbands, Gifts for men and women, umbrellas, mints and the bags to put them in! Gifts and Giveaways are a great tool to welcome guests, honor parents on mother and father's days, or use as prizes at VBS or youth retreats. You can also Use them as an incentive for your guests to fill out the Connect Card in their welcome packet. You will get the information you need to follow up after their visit and they will get a great gift that will keep your church name in front of them!
If you want to expand on your church marketing and branding efforts and build some recognition in your community, or if you just want some great church swag to give away, we’ve got everything you need!
If you don’t see what you’re looking for, call us at 866-654-6127. We have more options and ideas that we would love to share with you.
What percentage of your church’s first-time guests are filling out communication cards? Getting contact info from newcomers is so important because we can’t follow up with them if we don’t know who they are. I’ve found that the difference between fast-growing churches and churches which are plateaued often isn’t the number of 1st-time guests, but the number of guests who are returning.
Churches who are serious about reaching people for Christ must be focused on their weekend guests. Their visit to your church reveals they are actively seeking to meet a need – whether it’s the need for a fresh start, to connect with others, to know more about Christianity, or for a church home. You can’t help someone grow spiritually or encourage them to take their next steps toward Jesus if you never see them again. So being able to follow up, making people feel welcome, and inviting them to return are ultimately the first steps of your church’s discipleship process.
I am one of those reluctant pastors. I felt God called me to ministry back when I was 18 and I have wrestled with that call every day since. You would think after numerous confirmations and people telling me how gifted I was at ministry I would be more secure. So what is it that makes me feel unqualified? A lack of education? Nope, I have a Masters Degree in Ministry. A lack of experience? No, I have been at it for nearly two decades now. The issue that holds me back is feeling unqualified, unworthy, too sinful to be someone who stands up and tries and instructs others on how to lead their spiritual lives. Who am I to pastor people when I myself am so broken?