Why Church Visitors Need Real Connections with Real People

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Your church is people, not a place. Your community is not defined by the buildings you gather within, or the spaces you inhabit. When people visit your church, every interaction they have with your members shapes how they feel about your church as a whole. And getting more connected to your church means building real […]

5 Ways to Make Your Christmas Visitors Feel Welcome at Church

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People don’t walk through the door of your church with a big tag that says “Visitor” on it. And hopefully, you aren’t handing those out when they get inside. Especially in a big church, it’s hard to tell newcomers from members. People have to self-select their visitor status in your bulletin, or show up at […]

Philosophy of Church Growth: Two Approaches to Church Visitors

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Suppose, hypothetically, there are 1,000 people in your community that might be open to going to your church. And every weekend, 10 of them step through your door. You pull all the stops. You do whatever it takes to make those 10 people come back. You tell them about every conceivable way they could get […]

Why People Return to Church

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The US Congregational Life Survey shed some light on why people visit a new church, and why they return after their initial visit. Four questions from the survey stood out: How people find out about a church 49%: Someone invited them 23%: They passed by the church 9%: They’re looking for a specific denomination 6%: […]