Let Newcomers Know They Can Belong Before They Believe

Flatirons Community Church appeals to its non-religious community by disarming them when they begin to explore Christ.

Offer Shorter Small Group Options

Idea Starter: The Journey church allows newcomers to build connections without pressure to get involved right away

Idea: 3 Ways to Use Apps

Use apps to grow your church and retain members.

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.

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

Reverse Retention: Disciple and Send

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

Kids First: The Avenue Church in Texas

Lead Pastor David Brown shares how The Avenue Church prioritizes their kids ministry—with great results.

Allow Volunteers to Shadow Mentors Before They Commit to a Ministry

Living Stones Church matches its members to service that fits their interests.

Taking Action to Connect: Action Church in Florida

Pastor Justin Dailey talks about how to start conversations while showing love.

Try This: Speak a Common Language

Your website should be written in language even non-Christians can understand.