"Despite arguments that may be made about reducing print and mail costs and the Internet's worldwide reach, churches have to ask: How do you keep all members and potential members informed about your church, church events and prayer needs?"Among his solutions :
"Like the library. If your church has a well-organized library, make it or a church welcome station a place to find information, especially when the church office is closed. "I like that he recognizes the the church library as an information hub and encourages ministers to (at least) "like" the library, but I know of:
- libraries that are tucked away in hard-to find corners
- libraries jammed with resources
- library staff swamped with pre- and post-service library users.
- libraries locked up when the church office is closed
- raise the profile of the library
- bring more people to the library
- put all those newsletters and leaflets under the supervision of people who know how to circulate them
- create new partnerships with other departments of the church
What do you think of the suggestion that your library become the church's information hub?
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