Sermon Illustrations

From time to time we hear statistics about how people first came into church membership. These figures trace back to the Institute of American Church Growth, which asked 10,000 people about their pilgrimage. What led them in? The answers were: special need, 2%; walk-in, 3%; Pastor, 6%; Visitation, 1%; Sunday school, 5%; evangelistic crusade, 5%; program, 3%; friend/relative, 79%. [Wayne Zunkel, Leadership, Vol. 5, no.3]