First Time Guests Want Information

First Time Guests want to get information about your church when they are ready to receive it – not when you want to give it to them.

So the question to ask yourself is:

Are you making information about your church readily available to your guests?

Examples of this include:

– Putting out easy to find brochures about key areas of your church, such as children’s ministry, small groups, etc.  You can place these on a guest table so that they are easy to find.

– Making free CDs and DVDs available that go in depth on the questions newcomers may have about the faith.  One of our most popular DVDs is a message I did entitled “What Does It Mean to Be a Christian?”

– Having friendly members who are willing and trained to answer common first time guest questions.

Over the next few weeks, think through how you can make information available to your guests when they are ready.  And remember, First Time Guests want three things that we’ve discussed this week:

1. To fit in with everyone else attending.
2. To be anonymous.
3. To get more information as they are ready.

Have a great Labor Day Weekend!


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Nelson Searcy is an experienced church growth strategist, pastor, church planter and coach, consulting with churches around the world. As founder of Church Leader Insights and the Renegade Pastors Network, he has personally trained more than 3,500 church leaders in over 45 denominations through live events, seminars and monthly coaching. Nelson is also the Founding and Lead Pastor of The Journey Church, with locations across New York City and in Boca Raton, FL. Nelson and his church routinely appear on lists such as “The 50 Most Influential Churches” and “The 25 Most Innovative Leaders.” He is the author of over 100 church growth resources and 18+ books, including The Renegade Pastor: Abandoning Average in Your Life, Ministry and The Difference Maker: Using Your Everyday Life for Eternal Impact, and At the Cross with the People Who Were There. He and his wife, Kelley, have one son, Alexander.

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