Even in this day of electronic communication, a flyer can be an effective means of building enthusiasm about your church revival. By placing flyers in local coffee shops, on church and community bulletin boards, and on cars if that is allowed, you can significantly raise awareness of your event. Knowing the basic steps for how to make a church revival flyer will reinforce the probability that your flyer will be read and that the reader will respond.
Items you will need
- Page layout or word processing program
On a blank piece of paper write answers to the five W’s. Who will be speaking and who will be leading the music? What is the event? When is the event? Where is the revival? Why are you having this event? Use the clip art tool in your word processing program or search the Internet for an image or two that will catch a person’s eye and represent your event.
Write a call to action. Think about what you hope to achieve through your revival. Is it to raise awareness of your church? Is it to celebrate a church anniversary? Is it to inspire people in their faith? Is it to bring more people to faith? Or is it something else? Draft a headline for your flyer that will help reflect your call to action.
Refine the call. Based on the call to action, or your flyer headline, draft two or three concise sentences that expand on this information. Consider you audience and how attending your revival will solve a problem for them. Will it give them hope? Will it give them a new community? Will it lift their spirits? Address your audience directly by using “you” when you describe how attendees’ lives will be touched.
Design the flyer. Think of each category of information for your flyer as building blocks. These blocks include a key image, a headline, the call to action text, date and time, speaker and musician names, location, and any other details including contact information, sponsor names, parking information, etc. Using another blank piece of paper, plan your flyer by sketching the blocks until you have a layout you like. Keep in mind, the image block of space should be in the upper half of the flyer to draw your audience’s attention. Your headline block should have the next most dominate placement to the right of the image or just below it.
Using a page layout or word processing program, finalize your flyer based on the design you sketched before. Be flexible. Once you actually place your blocks of information into your flyer design, you may find they don’t fit the way you had hoped or you don’t like the way it looks. Be patient. It may take some time to fine-tune your flyer. The time will be worth it when you have a great response to your church revival.
Keep it simple. Don’t make text and graphics too big or too bold and limit yourself to two fonts to make the flyer more visually appealing.
Be realistic. Be passionate, but don’t make claims that people won’t believe.
Use application templates. Most word processing and page layout programs provide templates for flyers. Take advantage of these to help plan an effective layout.
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