By John Gilman Ii on May 17, 2016
A proper welcome needs to have more than just a greeting. Churches need to create welcome pathways that guide people into more familiarity, connection, and relationship with the church. Creating a positive and effective welcoming strategy has never been more important. There is still time to put a great welcome process in place. Here are six tips to get you started in the right direction.
By Ron Edmondson on Jun 4, 2012
Ron Edmondson offers a helpful description of the different types of guests you'll find at your church on any given Sunday.
By Sermoncentral on Dec 21, 2015
Here's how to bring them back before Easter!
By Ron Edmondson on Jul 13, 2019
Ron Edmondson's tips are actually true for everyone, but they're especially true for visitors.
By Hal Seed on Mar 3, 2018
Hal Seed offers his experience and learnings from a very successful Sunday morning event in his church.
By Rick Ezell on Dec 5, 2014
You may be the most skilled preacher and your church may have excellent small groups or the best children’s ministry in the city, but your first-time guests will never know unless they make a second or third visit.
By Sermoncentral on Mar 31, 2014
The wise pastor learns the difference between a tactical challenge and a transformational opportunity.
By Josh Reich on Jan 28, 2017
Have you had a guest come to your church who seem excited but never come back?
By Sermoncentral on Jul 30, 2016
Big churches find it much easier to incorporate new people because the bigger the crowd, the smaller the impact each person has.
By Karl Vaters on Jun 29, 2017
How might a newcomer view your church? What barriers may they face? What obstacles could be unintentionally in the way of them connecting and finding a place to belong?
By Sermoncentral on Apr 13, 2018
Mother's Day is the 3rd-highest church attendance day of the year, after Christmas and Easter. This is a great opportunity to reach both new visitors and current members with the Gospel.
By Joanna Gray on Nov 28, 2016
As church communicators we’re constantly looking for ways to make the ministry better not only for visitors, but for our church members as well. There are always little hints and quips here and there that our church family members say that give us a not-so-gentle nudge toward what we should be doing to better the ministry and further the mission.