Campaign Instructions 2021

The Message Is My Superpower – the theme for this years’ all digital campaign.

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It’s Time for Your Church’s Annual Message magazine Outreach Campaign.

 Dear Message Campaign Coordinator:

 This year we have a campaign that motivates church members to utilize the superpower of the Message of the gospel that Message magazine shares with its readers. Thereby spreading the benefits of a closer relationship with Him.  Below you will find information and links to campaign assets to use during the campaign.

 By taking a few simple actions in this year’s campaign, you can spark more witnessing activity among your members and add souls to your church’s family. 

 While this is a new approach to the campaign with all digital assets, your efforts will make a difference in a loved ones’ life for eternity. I pray that you’ll commit to doing well on this year’s effort. Never forget the significance of your work. This last year of dealing with Covid-19 has shown us that earthly friendships are often cut short. But the saving friendships you encourage your members to engage in during this campaign will last forever.

 If you have a question how to best implement this all digital campaign, give our marketing team a call at 404.300.3082.  

Carmela Monk Crawford

Message Editor

          

The 3 Months of the Message Campaign -May 1-July 31

Pre-planning

  • Get the pastor involved. Talk to your pastor about the Message campaign. Ask for his input as you make plans.
  • Attend pre-campaign conference calls.  Calls will help you plan. Organize and energize your church to have a successful campaign
  • Use Digital Backgrounds on Zoom/Online. We’ve provided several digital images you can use in your digital worship services to remind members about Message during the entire outreach campaign.

 

May 1

  • Plan a Message Campaign Kickoff announcement.
    • Share the Message Daily Podcast to your Church Facebook page
    • Play the Editor Campaign Kickoff Video 
    • Tweet about Message magazine The message is my superpower campaign
    • Post the image below to Instagram and put a link to messagemagazine.com in your bio
  • Click Here to Download Campaign Kickoff video

 

Tweet: 

The Message is my Superpower! Visit messagemagazine.com to get unapologetically black voices on social justice, healthy living and hope. @message1898 #theMessageIsMySuperpower

Facebook Post

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Message magazine’s summer campaign is radically different this year. It’s mostly an online campaign. Go to messagemagazine.com and subscribe today.

Instagram

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Have you read Message magazine lately? The message in Message is your superpower. Get a digital copy today. Link in comments. #themessageismysuperpower #messagemagazine #dailydevotional 

 

 

May 8 

  • Play the Message Campaign Kickoff Video. It is very important to get the video in front of members announcing the Message campaign. Arrange with your pastor or head elder right now to get them the file for playback on this upcoming Sabbath for a personal ministries spotlight in church or on Zoom Church. Download the video HERE in our campaign resource folder.
  • Forward the orders (if necessary). Members may order directly from Message magazine. If they email their orders to you personally, forward the orders to Message immediately.  Check to make sure that the money submitted by the members matches the number of subscriptions that each member has ordered.
  • Choose the way you want to enter the orders.

Option 1: Go to MessageMagazine.com/subscribe and follow the instructions for entering orders and making payment.

Option 2: If you prefer, you can type or handwrite the names of the sponsors and their gift subscriptions on the form that will be sent to you in the mail if you sponsored . Please be sure to use complete addresses.  Then mail check(s) and the forms to Message Magazine, P.O. Box 5353, Nampa, ID 83653.

  • Place announcements in the church newsletter, on your website and via social post. We’ve included some sample announcements for websites, email newsletters, social post for Facebook, Instagram and Twitter in the campaign resource center. It’s one more way to keep your congregation thinking about Message. 

May 15 

  • Show the digital slides. In churches that show announcements between services or during service via Zoom, you can use our slides that promote the Message campaign. You will find them below.
  • Show a Message video. Every month during the campaign we’ll give you a video that provides a glimpse of some of the intriguing content that we feature in Message.  You’ll see what a good job the magazine does of connecting with people at their point of need. You will find this month’s video here or at MessageMagazine.com/campaign2021/.

 

May 22

  • Show a Message video. Message will provide a video every month that shows how people are using the magazine to reach friends and family. Message will provide service  countdown videos that can be used in the time before the Zoom church service starts. You will find this month’s video at MessageMagazine.com/campaign2021/.

 

May 29

  • Be a Personal Ministry Coach. To create more energy for outreach in your church, encourage people to become digital evangelists.  Give them ideas for bringing these folks to the feet of Jesus. Where appropriate, suggest a subscription to Message and show them how to sign up. You can share your computer screen to show them how to sign up online at: Messagemagazine.com/subscribe.  

 

June 

June 5

  • Make an announcement from the front or on Zoom Church. There is nothing wrong with making several pulpit appeals for Message throughout the year. The more times you bring it up, the better chance you’ll have of reaching the coverage target by July 31st, 2021. We’ve included a script for a short, ready-made appeal on the back page. It’s even better if you use your own words.
  • Pray. Involve your small group or prayer chain in praying that God will start a mighty movement for outreach in your church.
    Online Content Manager Claudia Allen delivers an insightful word in “Shaken, Not Stirred.” Use this during a Message Sabbath, or Prayer Meeting as members seek to know the power of God in their lives, and the potential transformation for our communities.
    Plan a Message rally or Touch 10K Day. Talk to Message about planning a “Message weekend” in your city ordistrict. Call 443-391-7262 or email editor@messagemagazine.com.
  • Play or schedule a time for Message Sabbath, and The Message is our Superpower Sermon by Claudia Allen.

 

 

June 12

  • Show the “Inside Look” Message video. We’ll provide a new video for the month of June about the life-changing content in Message. You will find this month’s video at MessageMagazine.com/campaign2021/.
  • Place an announcement in the bulletin.(if you are back in church and using bulletins) See the sample announcements in this sheet.

 

June 19- Juneteenth SPECIAL DAY

  • Show the “All-Star Witnessing”  campaign video. Every month during the campaign we’ll give you a new video to show how church members are using Message for evangelism. You will find this month’s video at MessageMagazine.com/campaign2021/.

  

June 26

  • Reprise Your Role as a Personal Ministry Coach. There’s nothing more powerful than a one-on-one appeal. This is why we suggest you make yourself available as a “Personal Ministry Coach.” Set up a station in the church foyer or simply start conversations with different members. You might ask them if they have a burden for specific friends or family members that they would like to be baptized. What are those friends like? Would they appreciate Message magazine? Would they be open to attending a church program?

 

If they’ve never heard of Message, you can tell them how it is designed to bring people to saving truth by sending them a fascinating magazine every two months. Let them know that they can subscribe online at www.MessageMagazine.com/subscribe.

 

 

The anti-hero of the Emissary, “Status Quo” or Quo, for short.

July-The Last Month of the summer campaign, the price goes up when it’s over. Now extended through August 31, 2021.

July 3

  • Get up front (hopefully we’ll be back in church by this date). Make another personal appeal from the pulpit or via Zoom for sharing Message. For an extra impact interview a church member who has a story about how the magazine had a part in their conversion story.  

July 10

  • Show the “Inside Look” Message video. We’ll provide a new video for the month of June about the life-changing content in Message. This month’s video is at MessageMagazine.com/campaign2021/.
  • Place an announcement in the bulletin. See the sample announcements in this sheet.

July 17

  • Show a Message campaign video. Find this month’s video about how church members are using Message at MessageMagazine.com/campaign2021/.

July 24

  • Plan a Message rally or Touch 10K Day. Talk to Message about planning a “Message weekend” in your city or district. Call 443-391-7262 or email editor@messagemagazine.c
  •  Continue to be a Personal Ministry Coach. Announce during the church service that you will be available to answer questions about personal outreach. Set up your booth as “Personal Ministry Coach” or simply be available in the foyer. Help church members order online. Where appropriate, recommend sharing Message magazine and show how to subscribe.

 July 31

 The Big Finish

  • Get the orders. If members indicated that they wanted to order online, please follow up with them to confirm that they have done so.

Note: When your church members send gift subscriptions to Message online, they will have to fill in the box that identifies their home church. (Not that your church has a sub goal.)

  • Enter the final batch of orders.
    Beat Quo and the clouds of obstruction and gloom. Put Message in the hands of the people who need it through the digital or printed means!

Remember, you can enter the orders online at Messagemagazine.com/subscribe. Or you can request a sponsor form by calling 800. to enter the addresses and mail them, along with individual checks—or a check from the church—to Message Magazine, Pacific Press, P.O. Box 5353, Nampa, ID 83653.

 

  • Thank God. Praise God for the success He’s given you and pray that He will use each magazine to draw people into His kingdom.

 

Videos to use online. Click the thumbnail to download.

 

Tweets:

The Message is my Superpower! Visit messagemagazine.com to get unapologetically black voices on social justice, healthy living and hope. @message1898 #themessageismysuperpower