Reverse Retention: Disciple and Send

Lead Pastor Jason Brinker shares why First Baptist Jacksonville can't do retention.

Don't Wait to Connect With Guests

Immediate follow-up with visitors while they're at your campus helps retain them.

How to Craft Your Weekend Service for Maximum Response

"Any time we gather together to learn from God’s Word, we should be moved to respond."

Donate to Charity for Every Connection Card Turned In

Idea Starter: Encourage first-time visitors to turn in connection cards by donating to charity for each submitted card.

Mid-Size Strategy: Cherry Hills Community Church

Teaching Pastor Craig Springer on the Connection Between the Megachurch Service and Small Groups

Help People Find Their Unique Seasons of Growth

A personalized approach better equips people to take the right next step.

Simple, Quick Onramps: Preston Trail Community Church

Serve and Engage Pastor Brandon Boyd is ready on the spot when people want to join Preston Trail’s family.

Try This: Ask the Unchurched How to Make Your Church More Appealing

Idea Starter: Find out what your church is lacking by asking the unchurched

Building Truth: Sunnybrook Community Church

Senior Pastor Jeff Moes says, “Doing what you say you’re going to do builds trust, loyalty and connection.”

Offer Small Groups Trimesterly, With Start and End Dates

Next Level Church offers trimesterly small groups to account for the community’s snowbird culture.