Creating a Flyer to Advertise Your Online Church Directory

Creating A Bulletin Flyer To Advertise Your Church Directory

If you’ve volunteered to coordinate putting together a church directory, you have a big job on your hands! One of those jobs will be communicating important information about the directory to your church family. 

One way to do this is to create a flyer that can be inserted into your church newsletter or worship bulletin, attached to your bulletin board or emailed to your fellow church members. 

Information you should include 

For any of your church communications, you’ll want to be sure to include the following information: 

  • Important dates and times. For example, if members need to schedule a photo session or have their payment in by a certain date. 
  • Contact information. Whom to contact with any questions about the directory. Be sure to include the name and email or phone number. You can even set up a new email account so that this job can be shared by more than one person if needed.  
  • Directory company’s name. With many church directory apps and companies out there, it’s always a good idea to remind members which company is assisting you in case there are any problems.   
  • Church name and logo.Don’t forget to include your church’s information … you never know who might pick up your directory! 

Designing your church directory flyer 

When designing an informational flyer, the first thing to consider is what message you want to communicate. Do you want to remind members to sign up for their photo sessions? Or is the flyer intended to announce your new directory app?  

Next, consider what size the final flyer will be. The most common flyer size is 8.5 inches by 11 inches, which you can quickly get printed or print yourself. One sheet of printer paper can also create two flyers when cut in half, each 5.5 inches by 8.5 inches, which is a more convenient size for inserting into a church worship bulletin or hanging on a fridge. For a bolder effect, consider printing it poster size, 11 inches by 17 inches. 

Advertise Your Church Directory Sample Paper Sizes

Once you know what you want to say and what size you need, designing the actual flyer goes a lot faster. 

Tips for designing your flyer 

Try starting with a free flyer template from Microsoft Word or Publisher. These programs have several designs that can easily be adapted for a church directory flyer.

Instant Church Directory Flyer Example
This Flyer was created using Microsoft Publisher

We have made this Publisher Template Available For Download for Free!

You can also try reaching out to your church directory company to see if they have any templates for you to use or adapt.  

Instant Church Directory Free Flyer
A Free Template From Instant Church Directory

You can Download this template for free. Or find more helpful downloads and information on our Tools Page.

Lastly, try to keep your message simple. Make sure that the most important information (such as picture-day dates) is the most prominent.

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Author Bio:

Kristen Greene

Kristen Greene is the Creative Director of Communication Resources, Inc. Being the daughter of a Publisher and active Church Leader, she grew up in the Church Publishing Industry. She has also been involved in multiple church roles and non-profit events – which makes solving real church and volunteer problems near and dear to her heart. Kristen enjoys painting with her “herd” of animals and camping with her husband.

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