Podcast Episode #415
Most every church thinks it welcomes guests well. Unfortunately, many are not welcoming at all. Today we discuss what welcoming churches focus on to more effectively reach guests.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- We often neglect to invite people to church because we aren’t confident they will accept.
- There should be clear next steps for guests on your church’s website.
- Your church website should clearly communicate to guests what they should expect when they visit.
- If you have multiple services, it’s important to have a team of volunteers come through and reset the room before the next service.
The eight questions we cover are:
- Are our members inviting others?
- Does our website communicate to guests?
- Are our members friendly to guests or to members only?
- Is our facility clean, tidy, and safe?
- Are there barriers to worship?
- Are we speaking a foreign language?
- Do we follow up with guests in a timely manner?
- Do we have clear next steps?
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