In addition to displaying posters in as many different locations as would accept them (shops, schools, churches, libraries, leisure centres, doctor’s surgeries etc.), we distributed about 1000 flyers before the Open Day to let local residents know about the Open Day.
We also had a table where people could read about all the different ways in which God has answered prayer over the years, including a photo album tracing the church’s history and the Bible verses which have sustained us on this journey. There was also the opportunity for people to write their own prayer requests for the church to pray over. It’s difficult to see on the photo, but there is actually a cross on the board to which prayer requests could be attached:
Some of the people who visited knew a lot about this journey (some have even followed the blog to find out about it!) But most of the 300 people who visited during the day knew very little about it and were simply excited to see what a new building in Goldthorpe had to offer. We hope they left knowing much more than when they arrived!