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"What About Sunday?" Workshop- Redlands

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Redlands First UMC

1 East Olive Ave

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Redlands, CA 92373

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Consider this conundrum: You have something of enormous value, and you want to give it away. It’s something so life giving, so enriching, so fundamentally good for the wellbeing of your community that the pharmaceutical industry would pay billions if they could render it in pill form. And yet every week you open your doors to share it with your neighbors. For free. But few people actually come. In some cases fewer and fewer people come. So how could this be? In our society, where the promise of wellness and the value of “free” are inextricably woven through the culture, how could it be that you are not faced with a long line out the door every Sunday? What’s going on here? These are not new questions, but this class will approach them from a rather different perspective. Namely, we will look at “church” with the same cold, hard eye used everywhere else in the American marketplace of products, services and ideas. We will look from the outside in. And we will ask the tough questions:

  • What are you offering?

  • What needs do you meet?

  • What problems do you solve?

  • How are you communicating?

  • Who is/are your target audience?

  • How are you currently perceived?

  • Who or what are your competitors?

  • What does the rejecter data tell you?

  • What are the outcomes you strive for?

  • Why should we go to church on Sunday?

Is this the commodification of church? No. But it is placing church in a realistic environment in which communication is key to sharing values. From your website and social media presence, to your flyers and community events, we will look at the ways in which you communicate your core values to a variety of audiences – the reliable church goers to the cynical millennials. In short, we have all seen the Pew Research data. This class is about turning that data around - for the good of us all.

Sponsored by Claremont School of Theology

This workshop is and limited to 35 people only. RSVP is required.
Boxed lunches are available for $12 each or you can bring your own lunch.

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Redlands First UMC

1 East Olive Ave

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Redlands, CA 92373

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