We are launching Sunday morning meetings in a new venue on the 27th September! Our last afternoon is this Sunday and then we have two “practice” Sunday mornings to iron out any technical glitches before launching.
We are doing as much as we can to make sure the whole of the town knows!
This is our branding…
We reckon a man with a child says men are welcome and families are welcome too!
We have had 20,000 A6 postcards printed, pvc banners to go up in various parts of town, car window stickers, balloons and t-shirts done too.
On Sat 19th we are hosting a “hit the streets” when we want to saturate the town centre with T-shirt wearing Christians handing out balloons and flyers and doing questionnaires and treasure hunting – can you come? www.thegatewaychurch.info/hitthestreets has the information.
For other Church planters we got some good deals on publicity material…
Making a big splash for the launch is really important. It is one of those times when you can grow quickly and so it is worth investing well!
I notice Graham Pyman has the same image, we have used, embedded in his new church website too! www.stockexpert.com – is a great paid for image site (www.sxc.hu it’s free cousin)
We have had the pvc banner made by firstname.lastname@example.org. We originally found them on ebay and they have given great service over the years. They are lovely Christians too.
For the 20,000 A6 flyers for every home – we used http://www.relevantmedia.co.uk/ this time as the cheapest quote. To be honest I prefer http://www.uprint.me.uk/, who are are better quality but relevant media gave us a super price!
We also had car window stickers done by a firm on ebay and balloons printed, again from ebay
Saving money too
While I was spending money on publicity I decided to save money on our gas and electricity using www.uswitch.com . The trick is to look at two bills a year apart and then enter actual consumption to work out genuine savings – that done and I will save an amazing £371!
I also got a cracking mobile deal from Mobiles.co.uk – Half price rental on Vodafone for 15months with 100 mins, 500 texts and mobile internet £7.50pm (after redemption). That link would give me a referral reward – all the other links on this post aren’t. I’m just pleased with their service and happy to recommend them!
Do pray for our Sunday morning launch and come and help us on the 19th if you can