How Effective Churches Follow Up on First Time Guests

I shared in my previous post how to respond if few or no guests are attending your church or group. I wanted to follow up by sharing how effective churches follow up on first time guests. You will find that the churches that do well have a system.  Now that system can vary from church to church in the details […]

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What do you do if few or no guests are attending your church or group?

What do you do if few or no guests are attending your church or group? The key to getting guests to visit your church or group is not a secret. An overwhelming majority of those who visit the first time are there because they were invited by a friend or a relative. The last stat I saw on this was […]

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Steve’s Speaking Calendar

Check out where Steve is speaking next! The following list is intended to provide a good representation of his public speaking or preaching events but is not his complete schedule. Want to book Steve for your church or event? Email booksteverparr@gmail.com for availability. (Please allow 24-48 hours for response)

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Signs That Alert You That a Congregation Is In Trouble

Perhaps you have known someone that died because they failed to take action. They ignored subtle signs that their health was failing and refused to go to a doctor for medical attention. People are grieved that the person has passed away but the greater tragedy is that it could have been prevented. I have been blessed to be in churches […]

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Understand Why Some Stay

Tom Crites and I recently conducted a national research project in an attempt to understand what helps young adults stay committed to church. Much has been written about the erosion of attendance and the exodus of young adults from church, but not everyone leaves. We surveyed 26-39 year old young adults who grew up attending church to discover what happens […]

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Mission Trumps Position

Does the name Babe Ruth ring a bell? The avid sports fan certainly knows who that is. Even the less acquainted are likely aware that he held the Major League Baseball record for homeruns for almost forty years before being surpassed by Hank Aaron. During the three years prior to Ruth’s dramatic hitting career, a young pitcher on the same […]

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Tear Down That Wall

A leader possesses a natural desire to thrive. An effective leader wants to thrive while helping those around him or her to thrive also. The best leaders do not focus exclusively on their own success. To do so would be narcissistic which is counter intuitive to effective leadership. In a multi-layered organization where multiple staff members serve, multiple departments or ministries conduct […]

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