You probably had somebody turn up at church last Sunday, and they hadn’t been in your building before. And the pastor at some point welcomed such a person from the front, acknowledging their presence. Maybe they pointed them to the coffee, or the Welcome desk. Now think How did the pastor describe them? And what
We’ve just reviewed the card we use for newcomers. We’ve tidied it up, and made the whole thing a touch more intentional. There are basically four areas.
We had about twenty new people at our newcomers event last time we ran it. But in the week afterwards, a couple of church families warned me they might be moving away for job reasons. Still, twenty new adults in, four adults out, 20-4=16 – sounds like church growth, doesn’t it? Not so fast, young Jedi.