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Church Visitor Horror Stories: Stalker
No Comments » October 31, 2014

Church Visitor Horror Stories: Stalker

Our Church Visitor Horror Story Contest comes to a close with our grand prize winner: The pastor who wouldn't let you leave and then a member tracks you down at ...

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Happy Halloween 2014
1 Comment » October 30, 2014

Happy Halloween 2014

Boo! We've got scary church signs, visitor horror stories, zombies and ghosts. Happy Halloween.

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Embrace Some Awkward: Empathize With Church Visitors
No Comments » October 30, 2014

Embrace Some Awkward: Empathize With Church Visitors

Checking out a gym can help church communicators realize how awkward it is for visitors to check out a church. Learn to empathize with church visitors.

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Church Visitor Horror Stories: Reserved Seating
No Comments » October 29, 2014

Church Visitor Horror Stories: Reserved Seating

Going to church for the first time is scary. But reserved seating? With the evil eye? Creepy! That makes for a real Church Visitor Horror Story.

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Church Visitor Horror Stories: Firing the Pastor
No Comments » October 27, 2014

Church Visitor Horror Stories: Firing the Pastor

Walking into church for the first time can be scary. But firing the pastor? Yikes! That makes for a real Church Visitor Horror Story. And it's our first winner.

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Unwelcome Now Available: 50 Ways Churches Drive Away First-Time Visitors
No Comments » October 27, 2014

Unwelcome Now Available: 50 Ways Churches Drive Away First-Time Visitors

Walking into a church can be scary. In Unwelcome, Jonathan Malm tackles 50 ways churches can creep out visitors and how to fix those problems.

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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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