For those of us who lead local churches, Easter is our Super Bowl. There’s hope. And there’s a letdown. Because no matter how high your Easter attendance, the week after Easter will be one of your lowest attended Sundays of the year. What can you do about this?
Keep People Coming
Last month while we were on vacation, we visited a church meeting in a shopping center that had a huge sign; we figured it would be a church trying to reach it’s community. When we arrived just a few minutes early, there were barely any cars in the parking lot and we saw only one guy outside; and he was leaning against […]
The first time people visit your church it’s a blind date. But when they return they’re saying, “hey, we kinda like you.” And “we might want to get to know you better.” The second-time visitor is a big deal. These second-time visitors seem calm and pleasant on the outside, but inside they are a seething cauldron of […]
We are always trying new things, making improvements, arguing about it, and tweaking again how we use Connection Cards to follow up with guests at New Song. These are our best practices. Right now. See which ideas will work for you. Why bother with Connection Cards? Connection cards are the insert in your program where you ask for your […]
How much time does it take for a visitor to decide whether or not they will return to your church? Experts have different opinions. Some say as quickly as 90 seconds. Others say three minutes. Still others say they take as long as 12 minutes to decide. Only 12 minutes? At the longest? Making a […]
Introducing…the Introducer During a job screening one day, the interviewer asked me a question that threw me off: “Growing up, what role did you play in your family or origin?” I didn’t know what he meant. He read the wrinkled look on my face and gave me some help. “A family is a system,” he […]