10 Final Blog Thoughts

It has been a joy to post a few blogs over the last four years about discipleship, assimilation, church growth and a few random thoughts.  Serving Kentucky Baptists has been a privilege and a great learning experience.  I am very grateful for the opportunity.  Here are ten significant thoughts I…

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The Best Assimilation Strategy

Lots of bloggers including yours truly have written thousands of blogs on the issue of assimilation, which is how we keep the people we reach.  How do we create a climate of hospitality that causes people to desire to come back after they visit? How do we get people really…

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How to Keep New Members

Most churches have new members join. It is the life and future of a congregation. No new members equals no new growth. Healthy churches not only reach new people but they keep and involve them. Most people that join a church do so with excitement and anticipation. A new member…

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More Than a Hand Shake

Most guests entering our churches receive a cordial hand shake and a “glad you are with us today.” While this initial contact with guests is important, Debbie Rendell of St. Petersburg, Fla., says churches must go deeper. The president of Integrating Focus says a congregation that wants to promote fellowship…

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Ten Things to Do with First Time Guests

1. Call them “guests” not “visitors.”  The term visitor denotes that they are just passing through and will probably not be back. Do you have a visitor’s bedroom or a guest bedroom? I rest my case! 2. Respect their privacy. Don’t embarrass them by having them stand up and share…

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