Posts Tagged ‘visitors’

Church Shopping: How Can We Better Welcome Guests?
1 Comment » March 22, 2017

Church Shopping: How Can We Better Welcome Guests?

Secret shoppers visit stores to offer an unbiased critique of the customer experience. Churches need the same insight and Greg Atkinson offers just that.

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Secrets of a Secret Shopper: Reaching and Keeping Church Guests
No Comments » March 22, 2017

Secrets of a Secret Shopper: Reaching and Keeping Church Guests

Greg Atkinson, a secret shopper for churches, helps church communicators understand how the welcome experience attracts or repels guests in his book Secrets of a Secret Shopper.

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9 Things to Include in Your Church Visitor Welcome Packet
3 Comments » November 21, 2016

9 Things to Include in Your Church Visitor Welcome Packet

A welcome packet can be a helpful way to connect new visitors with your church, answer questions, and introduce them to who you are as a community.

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Church Communication Blind Spots
No Comments » October 26, 2016

Church Communication Blind Spots

When we get stuck in our heads, we develop blind spots about welcoming church members and guests. I learned this lesson when thinking about our church's proximity to public transit.

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Welcoming Children to Church
4 Comments » May 23, 2016

Welcoming Children to Church

Not every church has the budget for a massive children's ministry, so how do we avoid banishing them and instead welcome children into our worship services?

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#5: Quit Saying You Welcome Everyone When You Don’t
No Comments » April 21, 2016

#5: Quit Saying You Welcome Everyone When You Don’t

In too many of our churches, we’re fooling ourselves into thinking we are welcoming when we really aren’t. It's time to quit.

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Church Bulletin Do’s and Don’ts: A Visitor’s Perspective
3 Comments » March 16, 2016

Church Bulletin Do’s and Don’ts: A Visitor’s Perspective

A church bulletin user offers bulletin tips from a user's perspective. What should be on the cover? How much info inside? Should you use pictures?

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Church Bulletin: Don’t Kill It, Make It Better
6 Comments » November 11, 2015

Church Bulletin: Don’t Kill It, Make It Better

While digital communication is a must for churches, eliminating bulletins doesn’t solve the challenge of communicating in the 21st Century.

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Connecting With Visitors at the Virtual Fireplace
1 Comment » October 21, 2015

Connecting With Visitors at the Virtual Fireplace

One church implements a virtual check-in for visitors using texting technology to make it easier for visitors to connect and get questions answered.

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Connecting With Christmas Guests Who Won’t Come Back
No Comments » October 12, 2015

Connecting With Christmas Guests Who Won’t Come Back

Lots of people show up for Christmas services, but what can you do to connect with guests who will likely never come back?

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By the Numbers: Guests, Attendance and the Back Door
1 Comment » October 7, 2015

By the Numbers: Guests, Attendance and the Back Door

Statistics show we're losing visitors quickly. Is your church doing its best to invite, interact with, follow up and retain the new people who walk in?

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Church Reviews on the Pro Church Tools Podcast
No Comments » August 29, 2015

Church Reviews on the Pro Church Tools Podcast

The Pro Church Tools podcast interviewed one of our own to talk about church reviews: People trust what other people say about you more than what you say about yourself.

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Church Visitor Horror Stories: Lost Generation
No Comments » July 15, 2015

Church Visitor Horror Stories: Lost Generation

If you're not willing to extend God's peace, then take down your cross and be the social club you apparently are. Now you're creating a lost generation.

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Church Visitor Horror Stories: Children’s Ministry Fail
1 Comment » July 8, 2015

Church Visitor Horror Stories: Children’s Ministry Fail

Lurking in the back of every parent's mind is the history of child abuse cases in the church. Lack of parental reassurance? Children's ministry fail.

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Church Visitor Horror Stories: Wrong Time
No Comments » June 24, 2015

Church Visitor Horror Stories: Wrong Time

Listing the wrong time on your website is a rookie mistake. Ignoring those early arriving visitors is, sadly, a veteran move.

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