Review: The Welcoming Congregation

by Patricia Farris
Henry Brinton is a pastor. He writes for pastors and for the church. He writes out of his own experience and draws on the wisdom of others. The Welcoming Congregation: Roots and… read more

Ditching Our Stewardship Campaign - for Discipleship

by Martin Thielen
A few months ago our ministry team made tentative plans for this fall’s stewardship campaign. A few weeks later we ditched that plan. Instead, we are going to lead a… read more

Invitation is Everyone's Job

by Jessica Miller Kelley
In a recent article on increasing your worship attendance, I distilled five major tips from a list of fifty great tips by Bob Crossman. Those five things, however, involve… read more

John Q's Web Reviews

by John Q. Visitor
Like many folks considering trying out a new church, Ministry Matters' "secret church shopper," John Q. Visitor, often takes to the web to find service times, directions, and… read more

Increase Worship Attendance

by Jessica Miller Kelley
In a recent stewardship article, Bob Crossman's first suggestion for increasing giving is to increase worship attendance, since most people will not give when they do not come… read more

9 Questions Church Visitors Aren't Asking (...but churches are still trying to answer)

by Matt Rosine
So how soon can I get involved with your committees? Can I get a longer bulletin—maybe something with more detail? Will you please single me out in front of all the people … read more
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