In this post, I’m going to share seven things your church can do to attract more guests this month.
Let’s get started!
#1 – Get Ready for Visitors
The first few minutes of someone visiting your church are crucial.
I can’t stress this enough.
Most people decide whether to return to a church within the first six to 10 minutes of entering the campus.
Faith Perceptions has found that friendliness alone won’t make guests return to a church, but an unwelcoming encounter is enough to send them packing.
I know you’re excited to reach new people for Christ.
But before you launch a new outreach campaign or invite new people to your church, your church has to be ready to welcome first-time guests. If you’re not ready, good outreach and marketing efforts will only make your church fail faster.
Think about it like this:
If you were a farmer and you prayed for it to rain, but you didn’t prepare your fields for the harvest, then you lost out. Or let’s say you’re a business owner; you make widgets and you launched a marketing campaign to sell 100 widgets, but you only have 25 on hand or your widgets are terrible. If that’s the case, then your marketing efforts will cause your business to fall flat on its face.
Not convinced this is true?
Here’s something else to chew on:
For better or worse, most people will make a decision about your church within the first few minutes of their experience. What is more, if you don’t follow up with your visitors, then you run the risk of not connecting with them again.