For decades, churches have passed around a sign-in book to take attendance and collect contact information from their guests. If you’re one of those churches, you may have wondered whether there is a better method for getting this information. There is. But first, here are three reasons you should ditch your church sign-in book in favor of a more effective alternative. Read more in our bio link. #faithperceptions #firstimpressions #signinbook
During the summer months and holidays throughout the year, churches change service times. Some do it to accommodate an increase in attendance. Most though, do it to accommodate the needs of the church and a decrease in attendance, especially during the summer months. While both have different reasons, what they typically have in common is failing to let people outside of the church know about it. Click the link in our bio for more. #faithperceptions #summertime #summer #churchservice
In our research, we have found that your church's children's ministry is important to first-time #guests and often plays a part in whether or not a family will return to your #church . Check out this article from Outreach Magazine for ideas to make your ministry stronger. #faithperceptions https://bit.ly/2F0vLl5
“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!