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Do Your Guests Know You’re Expecting Them?

By Mark Waltz   This really happened to me. I walked into a restaurant early in the lunch hour. Like 11:00. Surveying the place, I saw, well, nothing. Lots of open tables. And still I was told “give me just a couple of minutes and we’ll have a table for you.” I could see at […]

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Visitor Follow-Up Training

By Rev. Tim Massengale An effective visitor follow-up ministry should be a high priority in every church. Why? Because your visitors are, without a doubt, your best prospects for salvation. Consider the following reasons: 1. Ninety percent of the visitors that come to your church know someone within your church. Most of our churches have […]

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Why Do People Join the Church?

WHY DO PEOPLE JOIN THE CHURCH? Different people join the church for different reasons. In an exploratory study, Edward A. Rauff, Director of the Research and Information Center for the Lutheran Council in the U.S.A., asked 180 people to respond to the question, “Why did you join the church?” (Some interviewees indicated more than one […]

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Reaching the Church Shopper

REACHING THE CHURCH SHOPPER EDGAR M. DAVIS Your have a wonderful worship service. The choir is excellent. Scripture reading is appropriate. The musicians are enthusiastic. Preaching is under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Why isn’t your church keeping the visitors and church shoppers? I have seen many such churches. They had a fine spirit. I could sense […]

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How Well Does It Work?

VISITOR FOLLOW-UP: HOW WELL DOES IT WORK? M. SHELLEY What do they really think-those people we call on? Do they associate church visitation teams with the assorted cultist who go door knocking and pamphlet peddling? How many people are glad to see us, and how many feel we’re invading their privacy? They’re normally civil, perhaps […]

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