Beyond the First Visit: The Complete Guide to Connecting Guests to Your Church

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All churches like to think that theirs is the friendliest in town. But do visitors see it that way? Church consultant Gary McIntosh invites readers to take a look at their church through the eyes of visitors and potential visitors. His starting point, grounded in an understanding of God as a "welcomer," is that churches should see those who enter their doors as not merely visitors, but as guests, and themselves as gracious hosts. This practical book offers sound advice on assessing and improving the ways in which...
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Beyond the First Visit: The Complete Guide to Connecting Guests to Your Church

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Overview

All churches like to think that theirs is the friendliest in town. But do visitors see it that way? Church consultant Gary McIntosh invites readers to take a look at their church through the eyes of visitors and potential visitors. His starting point, grounded in an understanding of God as a "welcomer," is that churches should see those who enter their doors as not merely visitors, but as guests, and themselves as gracious hosts. This practical book offers sound advice on assessing and improving the ways in which churches attract people, welcome them, do follow-up, and bring them into the church family. It also offers suggestions for making a welcoming attitude part of the very fabric of the local church.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801091841
  • Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 611,568
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary L. McIntosh is professor of Christian Ministry and Leadership at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University. He is a former pastor with many years as a church consultant, is the author or coauthor of thirteen books on church leadership and growth, and the editor of Church Growth Network and Journal of the American Society of Church Growth. McIntosh lives in Temecula, California.
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  • Posted January 31, 2014

    Highly recommended

    This was an excellent book. It will change the way you view guest that come to your church and your role in greeting them. It is a must read for all kingdom builders.Buy on for yourself and buy one for you Pastor.

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