According to a Barna Research survey of people looking for a church, “Friendliness to Visitors” is
- Extremely important: 71%
- Somewhat important: 21%
Based on a national telephone survey of 1,015 people 18 or older; sampling error of plus/minus 3 percent. Citation: Moody (Jan/ Feb 2002);
For 9 out of 10 visitors, the friendliness of your congregation is important.
What each church needs to do is develop a strategy to grow in their church hospitality — to be friendly, but not overly friendly or smothering.[Read more…] about 10 Practices to Welcome Church Visitors