Fully Customizable Guide Book & Directory
All Guide Book & Directories are designed to be highly customizable by each congregation. This page features some of the customizable options for each annual printed edition of a Guide Book & Directory.
Book Cover Choices
Letter from the Pastor
The first page of the book is left open for you to customize information of your choice. Many Guide Book & Directories include a letter from the Pastor or Office Staff to the members of their congregation on that page. Click to view sample letters that have been included in existing Guide Book & Directories.
Index of Advertisers
The second page of each Guide Book & Directory always includes an Index of Advertisers. The name of the business, their phone number, and the page of their display advertisement is listed for each advertiser. This message is included in the Index of Advertisers: “These are our business and professional friends who have made this Guide Book & Directory possible at no cost to our congregation. We thank them for their involvement and encourage you to consider their fine services. In order to view these advertisements online, please visit guidebookpublishing.com.”
The next approximately 14 pages are fully customizable by each congregation. They are designed to provide the information your congregation members need throughout the year. Suggestions on what to include in these pages is available in the Guide Book Suggestions.
The back of the book consists of all of the contact information for the members of your congregation. This information is gathered from your congregation census database, checked via a CASS mail certification for accuracy of street addresses, and placed alphabetically in the book. The customizable option in this section is what information to include for each entry. See the Directory Suggestions for options.
Online Guide Section
Complete Guide Book & Directory PDF
GBP is now serving over 850 congregations and over 8,000 businesses each year in 25 states.
Our congregation has found this to be a very helpful publication. It has replaced many separate pieces that had been given to new members in the past. This Guide Book & Directory is most helpful on a yearly basis to keep [our] members’ current and information up to date.
Philip J. Frappaolo, General Manager at Sacred Heart Church in Cullman, Alabama