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 visit.
You’ve done a lot of hard work to get visitors to come to your church, but they fail to return.
It’s frustrating to work so hard and then feel like it’s all in vain. It leaves you wondering –
Will our church ever reach new people for Christ?
Visitors are coming . . . . but not coming back
You’ve spent the money on advertising.
You’ve designed the perfect sermon series.
You’ve even motivated the congregation to invite their friends to church!
You celebrate the fruit – they have come, but then the following Sunday, you discover they don’t come back.
I’ve seen statistics that indicate that most churches only keep 1-2 out of every 100 first time church visitors. That’s dismal.
Just to stay stable, you need to keep 3 out of every 100.
In order to grow, you need to keep 5-7 or more out every 100 visitors.