Intentional Connection: Tech and “Touch”

Associate Pastor David Howard shares how social media and technology are shaping connection at Lexington, Ky. Immanuel Baptist

Don't Wait to Connect With Guests

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

Making Films That Ignite the Vision: Hope Community Church in North Carolina

Creative Media Director Joe Woolworth explains how producing films informs and excites people about the vision.

Try This: Hold a “Get Plugged In” Activities Fair

Hold an activities fair to involve members of your church who are still hovering on the sidelines

Idea Starter: Make Newcomers Feel Genuinely Welcome

Try a handwritten note, a phone call or a personally delivered pie to thank them for their visit

5 Game Changers for Small Group Sign-Ups

How Grace Community Church got more people involved in small groups

Guest Treatment at LifePoint Church

Listening to guests results in positive changes

Send a Welcome Video to New Attendees

Idea Starter: Email a video of the pastor or church members saying ‘thanks for coming’

Offer an Online Portal to Make Options for Growth Easy to Recognize

Hosanna Lutheran Church attributes GROWlink online program to the church’s retention.

Idea Starter: Home-Based Small Groups Reach Out to Neighbors and Friends

How One Church Does It: EastLake Church asks group leaders to open groups to acquaintances to connect them to church.