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23 storytellers

ideas to share the story of

m i s s i o n s to your congregation

R R A guide and catalog to help you reach your audience about the missions they support through creative media.


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Storytellers exists to partner with aid organizations, missions, ministries and churches helping them to tell their story and the stories of those they serve. The ideas in this catalog are here for you to see some of the many different ways there are to reach YOUR audience with YOUR message. Whether you support a ministry, missionaries from your congregation, or your own ministry or mission. These tools can help you tell your story effectively. Storytellers can create all of these for you as well as virtually any type of media or promotional material you can think of. We hope this helps you find a way to tell the story of missions throughout the world.

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R photo books

Whether placed at a display booth or laying on a coffee table in a church’s foyer, photo books highlighting a field of ministry is a beautiful way to get the message out. One of the best things about a book is that it can sit around for months or even years and still be both engaging and attractive.

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R videos

Long or short, emotive or energetic, a video is a great way to tell the story. In today’s society we expect information to be delivered in this format, even on the internet.

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R magazines

Like a photo book, magazines can stay around a long time and still be engaging. A magazine might be your best bet for getting the most detailed information about a mission or ministry out to your audience, especially if you want to be able to place the information into their homes.

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R canvas wall art Few things in this world

can be as emotive or powerful as a single image displayed in a large scale. Instead of decorating your church with generic images, consider using that space to highlight the people and places you support. Place a plaque or small sign next to the canvas to explain more about the ministry.

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R roll-up banner

Roll-ups are probably best used when you are having a promotional event such as a dinner to raise awareness or funds for a specific need or in a foyer. These banners are taller than a person and easily roll into the base for storage and transportation. Consider using these at your event, then donating them to the organization highlighted.

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R framed photos

Just like the canvas prints framed photos have the same ability to convey emotion and information. They don’t say a picture is worth a thousand words for no reason.

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R calendars Want to get the message in front of your audience for an entire year. Calendars are great because they both last a long time, and they give you the ability to highlight multiple sides to a ministry, or even allow you to focus on up to a dozen different fields.

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R banners and signs Signs and banners are similar to roll-ups both with one significant advantage - You can use them to decorate empty walls and even hang them on the backs of doors. These are also great to use if you are wanting something that you can then donate to the ministry for their use later.

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R business cards Business cards are like miniature billboards, and they are inexpensive. Give these to everyone, and they can use them as bookmarks, or put them on their fridge, so that your message can be in front of them often.

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R brochures

Brochures are very useful for getting the basic information out there about a mission or ministry without too much cost. They also give you the opportunity to go into more detail than on something like a business card, but not as much as a magazine.

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R custom logos

Brand recognition isn’t something just for large organizations and businesses anymore. Churches, missions and ministries are finding out that they need to have a consistent image and feel to their promotional materials if they want to be taken seriously. Consider a customized logo to kick start that focus.

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R postcards

Postcards are an ideal way to promote an event, or use as a prayer card. Prayer cards can be put on fridges or tacked to the wall so that your audience can remember to pray for a ministry or missionaries serving on a field.

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R custom t-shirts Want your audience to help get your message out for you? Consider Tshirts then. Almost everyone wears T-shirts, and what better way to get the word out than to let your audience do it for you.

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R table toppers These little placards are a great addition to any fund-raising dinner or to just place around on some of that empty table space around your church or office.

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R custom mugs

Whether it is coffee, tea or hot chocolate, mugs offer a great opportunity to promote a ministry. Consider travel mugs or water bottles if you want your audience to help your promotion out by carrying your message with them wherever they go.

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Looking for a few other ideas? Consider creating a series of smallgroup videos, creating an entire exhibit booth, send out newsletters or other mailers to keep people updated about the newest happenings. Also promotional giveaways are a good way to keep interest alive. Use online multimedia to catch the eye of your

more tech savvy audience members. One more great way to catch your audience’s eye in a time when normally nothing else is going on is to create pre-service or pre-event countdowns that not only highlight the ministry, but let folks know when they need to be in their seats.


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How do I use this guide? Many churches, mission committees and ministries struggle with sharing their work to their congregation or their supporters. Storytellers, a ministry of CrossRoads Missions, exists to effectively bridge that gap. At many churches missions giving is one of the largest items in the budget, yet few members can name even one or two of the ministries their offerings support. We believe that the work going on around the world is vital to the success and growth of the worldwide church. If congregations knew of the efforts then they could pray and give more effectively thereby bolstering the ministries’ efforts. We create professional resources, like the ones you’ll find in this sample guide, that you can use to engage your audience with the story of how God is working through your efforts. We are also a non-profit ministry so while we do have fees for our partnership, they are extremely reduced - covering only our real expenses and administration. We would love to be able to partner with you. To find out more look through this catalog, then contact us to find out how to share your story.

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For More Information: storytellers.crossroadsmissions.com storytellers@crossroadsmissions.com 3231 Ruckriegel Pkwy, Ste 111 Louisville, KY 40299 502.713.4859


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