On November 1, 2014, I wrote a blog post about ten ways churches drive away first-time guests. You can read the article here. Those top ten ways came from an informal Twitter poll. I was surprised by the number of responses we received for both the poll and the blog post.
Of course, there were many more responses than the original ten. I have saved the other responses for nearly a year. The ten items I list below actually represent the second ten most frequent responses. From my perspective, these second-tier responses are somewhat of a surprise. They might be, nevertheless, helpful to you and your church. Each of the ten items has a representative comment. Read more
In a liturgical church a well-designed service bulletin is a necessary worship aid to help first-time guests negotiate the service. Many liturgical churches will print the entire service in the bulletin including the lyrics of hymns and worship songs. This includes churches that project the lyrics of hymns and worship songs on a screen with a multimedia projector. Due to vision problems some guests have difficulty reading the lyrics on the screen.