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, for almost two decades I've conducted ministry observations during weekend services. I call it the Guest Perspective Evaluation. You might think of it #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 #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 [...]

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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 elements 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 were [...]

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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 started several interconnected organizations under The Future Church Co. that help the church embody the movement that Jesus founded. My visionary planning tools, the Vision Frame and the Horizon Storyline, are used by thousands of churches every year through my calling to raise up other consultants and trainers. In 2015, I co-founded Younique to deliver gospel-centered life design through the church. In 2019, I founded Denominee to help networks and denominations reinvent how they bring value to the church. I currently provide clarity and innovation consulting directly to church teams through Pivvot. I've written six books, including Younique, Clarity Spiral, God Dreams, Innovating Discipleship, and Church Unique. I enjoy speaking about how to live a life of more meaningful progress. I live in Houston with my wife, Romy, and I have four children.

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