Today was "Steamfest"( a celebration of steam engines/trains and Old farm equipment)in our local area and our churches location is right near on end so every year they open the church grounds with a few stalls of Church members ,and they run a BBQ and do sandwiches and scones in our hall. There is also some helpers around sharing history of our church and a tour up the clock tower to see the working of the clock system. However i think this is good for Fund-raising but there is no active encouragement for new members. The most obvious short fall was the church recently started a "Let sing and play" group for parents with children under 5, the reason for this is obvious , the average age of our congregation is at least 55 and they have been selling off the smaller churches within the area to make this the Main grounds. Now today there are plenty of young families around, yet, i could not see any mention of this, no one was handing out pamphlets or making this new group know. To me this is a huge shame, as such my wife and I were discussing how to "Help" our church but because of the "CLICKS" its going to be interesting to get involved and make any beneficial changes. Last time my wife tried to Help she ends up stepping on peoples toes and felt unwanted. So my question to you is this, what do you do to help grow your church , do you have any special groups, specific ways to share your message that seam to work also what methods DON'T appear to work....Advertising is not really my thing but i don't want to see all the local church's shut down over the next 20 years because of lack of new blood so its time i get involved also. Woops, i posted this is the wrong section, Admin how do i move it?