What Motivates Guests at Your Church?

One of the best parts of leading Coaching Networks is that I get to learn from what the other Pastors in the network are learning.

Recently I received a thought-provoking email from Mike Sorcinelli, a member of my Senior Pastor Tele-Coaching Network and Lead Pastor of New Day Church in Springfield, Massachusetts.

He had just finished reading one of the books assigned in the network, called Be Our Guest, which identifies the needs, wants, stereotypes and emotions of the customers of various organizations (incidentally, this book has some good insights if you’re upgrading your Assimilation System).

Mike gave me permission to share, so here’s part of the email he sent me….

What are the needs, wants, stereotypes and emotions of guests coming to our church?

Here’s the list I’ve been working on (I’m also having everyone on my team answer the same question):

  • Needs: salvation, community
  • Wants: easy to find, clean bathrooms, friendly welcoming people, practical message, inspiring worship, great kids ministries
  • Stereotypes: church is boring, facilities are 20-30 years out of date, irrelevant to my life, suits and dresses
  • Emotions: anxiety for first time guests, excitement for regular attenders

Mike Sorcinelli
Lead Pastor

That’s a great list, Mike!

Have you ever taken the time to carefully consider the mindset of the people you’re trying to reach?

What would you add to Mike’s list?

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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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