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Church Visitor Cards: How to Connect & Follow Up
No Comments » October 20, 2014

Church Visitor Cards: How to Connect & Follow Up

Every church needs a way to welcome visitors and invite them to become involved. The church visitor card is standard, but you need to make it effective.

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Church Visitor Horror Stories: What’s Your Worst?
No Comments » October 13, 2014

Church Visitor Horror Stories: What’s Your Worst?

Walking into some churches for the first time can be downright frightening. Tell us your church visitor horror stories.

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8 Ways Your Church Website Can Welcome First-Time Visitors Before They Arrive
3 Comments » October 8, 2014

8 Ways Your Church Website Can Welcome First-Time Visitors Before They Arrive

Church shopping isn't easy. Welcome church visitors online by making your website more helpful and answer questions before they arrive.

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Church Decline: Would Anyone Notice if Your Church Disappeared?
No Comments » October 6, 2014

Church Decline: Would Anyone Notice if Your Church Disappeared?

Communities are growing, but churches are in decline. Does your community know what your church offers? If you church was forced to close its doors, would anyone notice?

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The Sunday Sneeze: Making the Most for First-Time Guests
1 Comment » October 2, 2014

The Sunday Sneeze: Making the Most for First-Time Guests

What does a church look like when it sneezes? It's not a flattering picture and doesn't leave a good impression with first-time visitors.

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How Can Churches Engage 20-Somethings?
5 Comments » September 8, 2014

How Can Churches Engage 20-Somethings?

A group of 20-somethings travels the country visiting churches to see how the church can engage 20-somethings.

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Easter Ideas For Next Year
No Comments » June 16, 2014

Easter Ideas For Next Year

Easter has come and gone. But it's not too late to grab some top-notch Easter ideas your church can use for next year.

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Tim Peters on First-Time Guests
No Comments » August 13, 2013

Tim Peters on First-Time Guests

"If you have first time guests, you don't tell them where to go, you show them where to go."

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Church Signs: Tips for Secondary Exterior Signs
No Comments » June 19, 2013

Church Signs: Tips for Secondary Exterior Signs

What do visitors to your church need to know from the moment they turn into the driveway until they step through the front door? Is there special parking? A specific ...

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Church Signs: Tips for Your Primary Exterior Sign
9 Comments » June 12, 2013

Church Signs: Tips for Your Primary Exterior Sign

The sign out front creates a powerful first impression for your church. So what's on your sign?

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first-impressions-beyond Article
1 Comment » April 4, 2013

A Former Insider’s Honest Thoughts on Church

Former pastor and church insider Shaun King recently shared a list of 10 honest thoughts as a church outsider.

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The Forgotten Few Minutes Before Church
10 Comments » March 11, 2013

The Forgotten Few Minutes Before Church

What happens when a visitor sits down in your worship space in those few minutes before your service starts? Are you creating an experience that fits your values and brings ...

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Matt Knisely on Feeling
No Comments » February 26, 2013

Matt Knisely on Feeling

"As artists, communicators, marketers, and storytellers don't try to make people feel good. Just make them feel."

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Top 5 Elements for a Church Site
4 Comments » February 18, 2013

Top 5 Elements for a Church Site

All church websites need to clearly address these five basic questions: Who, what, when, where and how. Easy, huh?

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Heath Mullikin on New People
2 Comments » February 12, 2013

Heath Mullikin on New People

"Lots of people pray for God to send new people to their church. Few accept the folks God actually sends."

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