Various stages are planned for the campaign:
1. STAGE 1 ... CHURCH BANNERS & INTERNET SITE
Banners will be provided for all our Churches. These will advertise the campaign, carry the theme for our outreach, and have one line that churches can use to advertise any local missions / services. An internet site is in production; we envisage this containing a small number of gospel tracts and a few short video clips.
The domain name is: www.considerchrist.info
2. STAGE 2 ... BILLBOARD & SHOPLITE CAMPAIGN
7 – 20 September 2009:
The second stage in the Gospel Advertising Campaign will involve placing our adverts for a two-week period on several Billboards (largely in the Belfast area) and 60 Shoplites (outside main shopping centres province-wide).
3. STAGE 3 ... BUS CAMPAIGN
21 September – 4 October 2009:
Weeks 3 and 4 of our Gospel Advertising Campaign will centre on buses.
Some facts to consider:
• Each day, 1600 buses travel throughout our country.
• The average bus journey is 20 minutes.
We plan to place adverts along the side of 300 buses, and inside a further 300 buses - 600 in total. This will mean that major - and many minor routes - throughout the country will be covered by the message of the Gospel of grace.
4. STAGE 4 ... GOSPEL TRACT DISTRIBUTION
The first tract will major on John 14:6. The ‘first leg’ of the tract distribution with use the Royal Mail's ‘Door to Door’ Service. There are 741,000 residential properties in Northern Ireland – we aim to place a piece of gospel literature into each one of them!
A further 250,000 tracts will be printed for churches to distribute in their areas. These will be distributed over the same 4-week period that the Bus and Billboard Ads are being featured, and will have a little space on the for local church information. This is another 'window of opportunity' for people to get involved with this campaign; by printing stickers for back of tracts / placing them on tracts / giving the tracts out in your local area ... .
5. STAGE 5 ... REGIONAL GOSPEL RALLIES
During Weeks 3/4.
Major centres in the various regions across the Province have been chosen for regional rallies .... all churches will be assigned a rally to support. This is an excellent opportunity for churches to meet up within their own geographical area - and for our people to invite friends and family along!
6. STAGE 6 ... LOCAL MEETINGS / MISSIONS
Many churches will have Harvest Services and Harvest Missions planned. These can be advertised when other literature is being distributed - and details printed on the banner outside the church.
+++ Other stages may be possible, depending on finance.