Visiting churches seems a lot like dating. It’s like dating churches.
Consider these two discussion questions:
1. Church websites and social media pages are like a dating profile, with the best photos—sometimes out-of-date or misleading—and featuring positive traits while ignoring flaws.
What changes should you make online and in printed materials to present an accurate representation of your church?
2. If visiting a church is like dating, joining a church might correspond to marriage. When you join a church, you commit and stop seeing other churches.
What can you do to help first-timers return, form meaningful connections, and commit to your faith community?
Peter DeHaan writes about biblical Christianity to confront status quo religion and live a life that matters. He seeks a fresh approach to following Jesus through the lens of Scripture, without the baggage of made-up traditions and meaningless practices. Read more in his books, blog, and weekly email updates.