Podcast Episode #437
When Surprising Insights from the Unchurched released in the early 2000s, we didn’t realize nearly 20 years later that the research would still ring true. Today we discuss why it’s still applicable for churches in our day and age.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Churches can reach the unchurched in any setting and in any culture.
- Even though you may have contextual difference, reaching people with the gospel is similar in any context.
- Church names aren’t as large of a determining factor with the unchurched as much as they are with transfer growth.
- The three biggest factors for reaching unchurched people are preaching, doctrine, and relationships.
- Pastoral contact dramatically increases church guest assimilation.
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