“The person who handed me the bulletin actually did not greet me, which I thought was very odd. The children’s minister came over to me and introduced herself, which was very welcoming, but she was the only one who interacted with me before the service. I thought that the greeter should have at least said hello to me and welcomed me.” – Faith Perceptions Mystery Guest. Click the link in our bio to read more. #faithperceptions #greeter #hospitality
"If I was researching churches to go to and found one that didn't have much of a presence online, I would almost surely not want to go. It's important to me to be able to learn about places before going so I don't feel so unprepared." - 23yr old mystery guest To learn more about what guests are looking for in your church's website, check out our latest blog. Link in our profile.
My daughter recently asked if she could attend a Christian outreach event. Since this event wasn’t affiliated with our church (and she’s notorious for lacking answers to basic questions like “Who’s in charge?” and “Where do they meet?”), I did what most parents today do: I went to the church’s website and social media pages looking for information. Unfortunately, I came up empty handed. Click the link in the bio to read more.
Faith Perceptions will be closed on Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24. Our office will reopen on Monday, November 27. We are so thankful for our clients and mystery guests that make what we do possible. Our team wishes each of you a Happy Thanksgiving!
Through our research, we’ve found that some guests won’t go back to a church because they found the church to be unwelcoming. Others talk about the lack of faith formation opportunities available to grow or that the church doesn’t have anyone their age or that there are only a few families present to grow with. Another key reason we hear time and again is the disconnected worship a guest experiences. Click the link in our bio to read more. #faithperceptions