What First Time Guests Look For When They Visit Your Church

Every church in America wants guests to visit their church on a weekend. I do not know of any church who does not initially want guests to visit, but most churches do very little with the guests when they come. For most, they rely heavily on a “turn around and greet someone” moment in theContinue reading “What First Time Guests Look For When They Visit Your Church”

5 Thoughts on Following up with Visitors

Following up with first time guests can be awkward for students. Some students come to youth group, and desire to be “low-key” and go unnoticed, and other students come desiring to be noticed. It is tough for the youth pastor and youth leaders to effectively contact and follow up with the student. I want toContinue reading “5 Thoughts on Following up with Visitors”

Guest Post: How to Make a New Student or Outcast Feel Welcomed at Youth Group

Here is a guest post from Justin Knowles. I asked him to write on this specific subject, because my heart is that every student comes and feels loved and welcomed. Justin Knowles is the High School Ministry Weekend Coordinator at Saddleback Church. You can check out his blog at http://justinknowlesblog.com and his Twitter at @justinknowles3   MakingContinue reading “Guest Post: How to Make a New Student or Outcast Feel Welcomed at Youth Group”