Posts Tagged ‘visitors’

6 Ways Churches Can Do Better at Welcoming the Stranger
October 30, 2017

6 Ways Churches Can Do Better at Welcoming the Stranger

We talked with a church outsider—who still loves the church—about how churches can do better at welcoming guests (especially reluctant guests).

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Free Christmas Welcome Kit
October 18, 2017

Free Christmas Welcome Kit

Your church is likely to see more first-time guests at Christmas. We've got a free welcome kit to help you analyze how you're doing and make improvements.

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Visiting a Church Is Scary: Resources to Welcome Guests
October 9, 2017

Visiting a Church Is Scary: Resources to Welcome Guests

With the ghouls, zombies, and sugar of Halloween coming, consider the scariest thing in the church world: Visiting a church for the first time.

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Be Our Guest
October 2, 2017

Be Our Guest

It's always important to welcome guests, so we've got a pile of guest resources—and Christmas bonuses—for Courageous Storytellers members.

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Church Shopping: How Can We Better Welcome Guests?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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