Walking into a church for the first time can be scary. Are you making your first-time guests feel welcome? Or are you driving them away—unintentionally—with bad signage, reserved seating, clunky communication and more?
In this practical book, Jonathan Malm examines 50 ways churches make first-time visitors feel unwelcome. The transgressions range from insider lingo to awkward transitions, a cold congregation to the over-eager greeter.
With all 50 church faux pas, Jonathan suggests ways to not only fix the problem, but also infuse excellence into the situation so churches can put their best foot forward with first-time guests. A few simple changes can help your church roll out the welcome mat for your guests.
This book reminded me not to go through the motions of church. It made me aware of a lot of things I was overlooking. We plan to implement as much as we can and make our church welcoming.
Perfect guide book to get your church going in an outwardly focused way
Perfect guide book to get your church going in an outwardly focused way. Definitely use this as a checklist to improve our methods in being more accommodating to people coming into our doors. What I love is the fact it is broken down into specific areas that are tangible to tackle. Well done and thanks for the guidance!