We witnessed more than a few oversights, errors, and blunders that could turn people away. Sadly, many occurred in more than one church. Here are some pointers, some church improvement tips, to consider so you don’t scare away guests.
Consider these four discussion questions:
1. Realtors stress curb appeal. So should churches.
What can you do to make the outside of your building inviting? How can you ensure the inside continues the positive experience?
2. Having an online presence is critical to attract new people. Short of a personal invitation, most people won’t visit a church that lacks an inviting online presence.
What steps can you take to invite people to your church?
3. People attend a church for the service. Make it easy for everyone to participate.
What can you personally do to help newcomers better understand and take part in your service?
4. To remain viable for the long term, a church needs to look outside themselves. Too many churches have an internal focus.
What outward-looking initiatives could you pursue?
Consider these church improvement tips and pick one to focus on. Then move to the next one.
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.