Westside Family Church had a problem of how to communicate big events and general calendar information beyond the weekly bulletin and email and additionally it needed to introduce the church to new programs and services.
A quarterly magazine was developed as the answer to those problems, but really it was so much more. It was seen that beyond just a calendar type device a magazine could cast vision and communicate mission and heart in ways that other communication channels could not do. People were willing to read longer form articles when it was something they could hold in their hands. They could get to know a new staff member or hear how God had changed a little girls life. Pastors had more real estate to dream with folks and share their ideas.
It furthered the greater sense of community that Westside was after. Taking church beyond Sunday and the building’s walls.