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Welcome First-Time Guests With a Flower

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Idea Starter: Offer guests a small potted plant or flower to say ‘welcome.'

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Send a Welcome Video to New Attendees

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Idea Starter: Email a video of the pastor or church members saying ‘thanks for coming’

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Let Congregants Connect Using QR Codes

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Idea Starter: Create QR codes to drive people back to your church’s website.

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Offer Shorter Small Group Options

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Idea Starter: The Journey church allows newcomers to build connections without pressure to get involved right away

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Try This: Ask the Unchurched How to Make Your Church More Appealing

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Idea Starter: Find out what your church is lacking by asking the unchurched

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Ask Members to Commit to Weekly Worship, Serving and Bible Study

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Idea Starter: Savannah Christian Church challenges members to three hours a week in God

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Donate to Charity for Every Connection Card Turned In

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Idea Starter: Encourage first-time visitors to turn in connection cards by donating to charity for each submitted card.

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Offer Interest- and Background-Based Small Groups

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Idea Starter: The Church on the Way connects members with groups based on topic, season, ethnicity, formation and even homelessness.

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Try This: Speak a Common Language

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Your website should be written in language even non-Christians can understand.

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How to Really Be a Church Where All Are Welcome

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Lead Pastor Jim Burgen shares how to get people to relax and stay to figure out their relationship with God

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