Forty years ago, South Floridians across hundreds of different ethnic backgrounds, race and life stages gathered to hear one of the icon evangelical figures to this day. They listened intently as Evangelist Billy Graham passionately commanded the attention of those in Lockhart Stadium as he gracefully pointed them towards Jesus Christ. Thousands were saved.
Fast forward 20 years and you’ll find over 300,000 South Floridians gathered across the beach in Fort Lauderdale to participate in one of this community’s largest evangelistic efforts to-date: BeachFest. Thousands were saved.
Church Connect: A New Opportunity Emerges
Alongside hundreds of other local churches, we believe that now is the time to collaborate together and unify around one of the greatest, evangelistic moments of our time. If you’re a local pastor or church leader, by now you’ve probably thought the same thing but realized that you need a strategy to make real connections with people who are spiritually curious and engaging digitally. However that sounds exhausting, expensive and probably outside the skillset of your staff or volunteer team. The good news is you’re not alone.
The great news is called Church Connect – a historic collaborative social media campaign designed to connect South Florida people with South Florida churches. Church Connect is poised to be the largest, social medial based evangelistic campaign in the history of South Florida. Church Connect will introduce you to people in your area who are searching Google and YouTube looking for answers to some of life’s biggest questions so that your church can start a relationship with them. There is no additional tech required, no change to your church’s marketing, and no massive bill to participate.
How does it work?
It starts with a 15-minute set up where you connect your website and complete your church’s profile. From there an award-wining marketing team begins to run world class social media ads across South Florida showing that local churches like yours care about real, relatable life events and topics. As people show interest, they’ll have the chance to answer a few questions and decide to securely connect with your church. We’ll connect them with you and wrap it up nicely in a digital visitor card that’s easy to follow up with. Joining in this campaign will allow you to see real, South Florida people who are ready to engage with your church. All you have to do is what you and your team do best – build relationships.
Get people from behind their screens and into the churches of our community as we engage in this historic, collaborative evangelistic campaign – together.
Excited? We are too. We’ve always said that the vision to see South Florida transformed by the gospel was beyond any one church, key leader or organization. This is the moment the Church was made for. Join us as we unify together to connect South Florida people to South Florida churches.
Join the movement and learn more today at churchunitedfl.com/connect
Edwin Copeland serves as the Director of Church United with the National Christian Foundation of South Florida where he works to unify the Church through collaboration and celebration to see faith, hope, and love spread throughout South Florida. To learn more about Church United, visit churchunited.city