Elliff produces downloadable inserts for Missouri Baptist church bulletins
By Allen Palmeri
April 27, 2004
ST. PETERS – Jim Elliff, founder and president of Christian Communicators Worldwide, Parkville , is offering free, downloadable bulletin inserts and handouts to churches through www.bulletininserts.org.
“We are thrilled to meet a need for churches with our free downloads and believe that God will do remarkable things through this site,” Elliff said.
Topics range from “The Passion of the Christ” to “Words Hold Remarkable Power” to “What Does Luck Have to Do with It?” Elliff and his fellow writers, Daryl Wingerd, a pastor of Christ Fellowship of Kansas City, and James McAlister, a newspaper columnist from Arkansas, write on holidays, evangelism and the Christian life.
“We think people tend to take these and reproduce them,” Elliff said. “For instance, we just wrote a piece on ‘Giant Despair.’ Being depressed and down is something all of us face, so how are we going to deal with it? Or, we wrote a piece on comfort for parents with unconverted children. Well, how important is that to us? It’s very important to many parents.”
Elliff from 1966-1985 worked as teaching pastor or in pastoral staff positions in a variety of churches in Florida, Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma. Since 1985 he has addressed organizations, educational settings, churches and pastors gatherings in much of the United States as well as Europe, South America, Central America and Africa .
The bulletin insert outreach plan is one of many evangelism devices he has tried over the years. He said he has “a driving desire” to witness.
“The point is to scatter as much seed as possible,” he said. “We realize God’s the one who brings the harvest, but our job is clear—to get the seed of the Word of God out as far as possible. We think that is done by this because already we have seen indications, clear evidence really, that when we produce any piece like this, it tends to be read by thousands. We want to grow that as much as possible.”