We’re trying to think outside the walls. How can we engage missionally? How can we bring church to where people are, and not be thinking constantly about how we’re going to get them here?
We’re very intentional about being welcoming and friendly. I tell people on Sunday mornings at the end of the services, “If you’re our guest, I’d like to meet you.” And so I go to the hospitality room and meet people every week.
Keep these tips in mind and you'll be setting your guest services team up to make a great first impression on your fall guests.
Attending a church for the first time can be intimidating. Here are ways to ease vistors' transition.
When I was serving as a worship pastor, my uncle gave me some advice I've never forgotten: "Walk slowly through the pews."
Reach new neighbors and grow your church automatically.
Hold an activities fair to involve members of your church who are still hovering on the sidelines
Give small group members a memorable way to grow spiritually.
Rallying attendees behind a common study topic helps church grow
Try these follow-up methods to increase the odds of first-time guests returning to your church after Christmas.