Times have certainly changed since I was bought up in the church as a young girl. The arrival of Sunday sports, social media and new cultural views have changed how Americans understand religion and church. The things that used to work are no longer appealing to the general population. Churches must discover new ways to advertise, engage and invite people to church. We will talk about how to attract first time guest to your church and then we will discuss how to receive guest into your church, so they consider returning.
Dr. Kim Pope-Seiberling consults with churches throughout the United States and currently resides in the Greater Boston Area. Her areas of specialty are hospitality, ministry development, signage, outreach events, development, and facility usage. She has over 17 years of hands on practical ministry experience and has grown churches in rural, urban and suburban settings of various sizes. Kim has a regular web cast on UMCOM, speaks nationally on orphan care, and provides leadership in numerous capacities throughout various annual conference. Her training focuses on practical “how to” steps your church can take today to move towards vibrancy and growth. Kim’s ministry passions include children, preaching, and providing spaces for unchurched people to encounter Jesus. Kim is a fully ordained Elder with the West Ohio Conference. She is a graduate of Asbury Theological Seminary where she received her Master and Doctorate degrees and was the recipient of a Beeson Scholarship. She is wife to Eric Seiberling and mother to their adult daughter Lindsey. When not working Kim enjoys entertaining, travel and snuggling with Jackson the pug.
Outreach for the 21st Century - Morning Session presented by Rev. Dr. Kim Seiberling
Hospitality for the 21st Century - Afternoon Session presented by Rev. Dr. Kim Seiberling