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How to Know if a Church Visitor Will Last

Pastor Carey Nieuwhof writes that a church shopper starts out with the same questions that any typical church visitor has, but shoppers quickly turn to their own needs and priorities, criticizing churches that don’t serve them. However, those seeking a church home will be more interested in learning, growing, and serving, getting involved rather than focusing on what they can get.
Go here to read the full story. Get stories like this and more each week with Ministry Briefing! Order now and receive your first four issues for just $1! Why this story matters for church leaders: Carey Nieuwhof helps leaders sort through the two kinds of visitors your church can expect. One can revitalize your church and the other can wear it out.
  • Visitors start with the same questions: Initially you can’t tell the difference between a demanding church shopper and a visitor seeking to become part of your church.
  • Who ministers to who? The goal for churches is to empower their members to serve each other and the community. Those who come only to receive will drain your church.
  • Who wants to change? The unchurched will most likely seek ways to change and grow, while church shoppers will evaluate your church and demand that your church change.
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