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Congregational Friendliness

There are certain questions every church must answer to either turn things in a positive direction or take the next step forward in ministry effectiveness. One of these questions is, How will we treat guests when they come through our doors? If your church is only as friendly as the people in the pews, how friendly is that? Most feel that theirs is a friendly church, but often that only means we are friendly to each other. Just because our friends attend our church doesn’t mean that it is easy for others to make friends among us. View a video and use the accompanying questions for a discussion with your team about how to take your church's friendliness to the next level.

Increase Involvement Through Relationships

What are the best relational settings in your church? Is that small groups or Sunday school? Is it a regular rally or fellowship event? Whatever it might be, you need to get your guests involved in the first 6-8 weeks after their initial visit.

Re-Thinking What We Communicate to Guests

Our Sunday services are typically a practiced journey through a very familiar order of service. We do the things we do and do them to the best of our ability. And, our congregation has learned to appreciate, value, and even be proud of each part. It’s our thing and we do it as well as we can. But is your “thing” revealing what you are really passionate about? Use the video and questions to stimulate discussion for your team.

Preparing Gifts for Guests

Providing gifts for guests creates a fun, friendly, first experience with your church. Do everything you can to be sure the gift can do just that. The ideal guest gift is one that says, “those people really liked me.” And it keeps saying it long after the first visit.

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Church Assessment Tool

The Acts 2 Church Survey is a fully validated church health survey for Spirit-Empowered local churches. Focusing on twelve church health factors, the survey can help you to identify your church’s strengths and challenges in order to pursue the best paths to greater ministry effectiveness.

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