A New Front Door?

Who could have imagined six weeks ago that on this Easter Sunday churches would not meet in their usual gatherings? Similarly, who could...

FIMP: The Big WHY

It is easy to focus attention on HOW to make a good First Impression at church. I have an inventory of 200 HOW-ish type things to assist...

Name-Sharing

Did you know that a guest can visit your church and learn as many as 10 names in the course of one visit? How crazy is that! I’ve...

BE THERE FOR YOUR GUESTS

"Be there" for your guests. Good idea, right? But the nuances of the Sunday morning guest’s mindset, even in a single church, are many....

The Drive-By

Before they ever get to the door of your church, potential guests are forming impressions about your church simply driving by. It is a...

Woulda. Coulda. Shoulda.

I walked through the Main Entrance doors of a large church on a Sunday morning recently and there was not a greeter in sight. Supposed to...

4Ps Minus 1P

A guest visits your church on Sunday and provides you with his contact information, essentially giving you permission to communicate with...

If Walls Could Talk

If walls could talk, what would they say?  Would you be listening? It may surprise you that church walls do talk; and walls have much to...

Bridging

If I stand on the left bank of the mighty Mississippi River and look across to the right bank of the river, I can see that there is life...

Guest Reception

By Guest Blogger, Kevin Clark Last year, my family moved from a large city in California to a tiny town in Colorado. Being fans of...

Doing Good

In the closing statements of Paul’s letter to Titus, he said (3:3ff), “At one time, we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and...

Conveniently Late

I attended a church for the first time recently and found myself running a bit late. On my way, as I approached a signal light in the...

Easter Welcome

Easter is April 1, 2018. On that day, across America, churches will experience an increase in attendance. First-time attenders and...

What's the Big Secret?

Here is a paradox: Churches have information that will improve the guest experience and sometimes keep it to themselves. I have found...

The Ten Foot Rule

Retail stores across America are staring down the challenge churches face every Sunday. Wanting their customers to experience a friendly,...

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