Church Hospitality Audit 3.0 for 2014 is Released

Analyze your Church Hospitality

The gospel should be offensive, not your church members or your lackadaisical hospitality ministry.  Your hospitality ministry in the church is one of the most important factors in the experience of first time visitors that will influence their personal decision to come back to your church.After all, your church won't grow if your visitors … [Read more...]

Break the Barriers Hospitality Training on DVD

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You’ve worked so hard to attract church visitors. . . . .You passionately desire to reach these newcomers for Christ.You know that Jesus can make a difference in their life.Perhaps you’ve spent money on advertising like a direct mail campaign or business cards members give away. You’ve designed sermon series to hopefully entice a second … [Read more...]

What is Evangelism? Group Discussion Guide

Evangelism Training Meeting

Last week, I met with a leadership team for the first time to help them brainstorm new ways to grow in evangelism.  I led them in a group discussion on evangelism.Since this was my first discussion with them, I wanted to get a feel for their experiences and their pre-conceptions about What is evangelism? The outgrowth will be future … [Read more...]

Review of Beyond Belief by Patrick McElroy

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Beyond Belief by Patrick McElroy is subtitled Live a Consistent, Spiritually Powerful life.From the back cover: “a book about breaking free from a spiritually weak life to achieve the consistently powerful one that is available to every believer.It’s a Bible Study 101 that guides reader to a greater revelation of God.” Summary of Beyond … [Read more...]

How to Make and Use Church Name Tags

Do we change our church name?

For churches that have considered and want to implement using nametags, today's post gives you some thoughts about how to make and use nametags in church. 1.  Preprint church name tags for your regular attendees One church set up two large registration areas.One has preprinted tags for regular attendees and blank name tags for first-time … [Read more...]

The Rabbit and the Elephant Review

Rabbit and the Elephant Book Review

Today, I’m participating in a blog book tour for The Rabbit and the Elephant: Why Small Is the New Big for Today's Church Tony and Felicity Dale.Others have published their entry ahead of me (see below), and a few others will follow behind. The Rabbit and the Elephant A movement of house churches is reaching the tipping point in North … [Read more...]

Church Hospitality Webinar Slides Only and Related Resources

How to Welcome Church Visitors Ebok

We had a great webinar this afternoon.Registrations from 10 different countries, covering 31 different states and churches from a wide variety of denominations and traditions.Perhaps you’re wonderingHow to improve your first impressions ministry for first time church visitors What to say to a first time visitor. How to train church … [Read more...]

More recommendations on How To Welcome Church Visitors

Note: Shameless self-promotion follows.I've collected a few more stories of how people are using and finding my book How To Welcome Church Visitors. We have been giving church hospitality workshops for over 15 years and of the 25 or more books we have used in the past, yours is by far the best contribution to the field with all it's nuts and … [Read more...]

Church Based Relational Evangelism

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I’ve been reading Evangelism Where You Live: Engaging Your Community and I think it is a must read book for pastors of churches seeking to engage its community.Over the next few days leading up to the Community Based Servant Evangelism Webinar, I'll be pulling out a few themes. What's not working? The authors ask: Why Aren't Our Efforts … [Read more...]

PrayerWalking Webinar Resources Podcast Replay

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Preparing a community outreach for your church this coming spring / summer?How can you spiritually prepare yourself and the community for your outreach?You are probably thinking:Planning meetings. Publicity Hoping for good weather. . .:)Don’t forget prayer for community outreach. Prayer is the key to preparing yourself and the … [Read more...]