Guests at Church: 10 Mind Blowing Facts

Church Guests: 10 Mind Blowing Facts to Fuel Your Hospitality Ministry

The importance of understanding church guests has grown every year as I consult with churches.  In fact, every month for over a decade, the Auxano team conducts multiple ministry observations during weekend services. We call it the Guest Perspective Evaluation. You might think of it as a #4 - Your guests represent step one of accomplishing the Great Commission- these are the people coming to you!  How much does your church spend on foreign missions? Compare that amount to how much we invest into the fish that swim to #8 - Building a great ministry to guests nourishes a culture of hospitality because of the concrete reminders to the entire congregation that guests matter. Think of your hospitality ministry as "missional training wheels" in your church. Focusing on welcoming reminds people [...]

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7 Checkpoints that Make a Great Guest Experience for Your Church

7 Checkpoints that Make a Great Guest Experience for Your Church

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When a first time guest drives onto your campus, they will decide within 11 minutes whether or not they are coming back. Yes, the decision is made before your guests experience worship and the content of the sermon- the two THE SEVEN CHECKPOINTS #1 Before Departure: Does the "digital front door" of the church's website create an expectation that we are ready and anticipating guests? Are directions and service times immediately accessible and is the site mobile ready? If someone [...]

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About Will

Would you like more meaningful progress in your church?

I want you and your ministry to experience the benefits of stunning, God-given clarity. As a pastor turned vision coach, I’ve worked with an unprecedented variety of churches from growing mega-churches and missional communities, to mainline revitalization and church plants. I have the privilege of being the founder of Auxano, a church consulting group and Younique, a personal vision and life planning training company for the church. Most people know me from two of several books that I have authored: Church Unique: How Missional Leaders Cast Vision and Create Movement and God Dreams: 12 Templates for Finding and Focusing Your Church's Future.

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