KingdomInsight

Creating a Learning Network for Community Builders!

Our topic is Visitor Retention.

What good does it do to see a harvest go to waste because it is not properly gathered into the barn and cared for.

Since most churches only retain 5% of their visitors... 95% of the harvest is left outside. It doesn't have to be this way.

Discussions...
You will find discussion where you can share your insight!

Connect...
This is the place to connect to others who are trying to learn how to be effective in bringing in the harvest!

Rejoice...
As you make progress toward your goals, share and rejoice with those who share!

How to start:
1. Introduce yourself on the Hang Out discussion.
2. Contribute to the Hang Out discussions.
3. Comment on other people's discusions.

Views: 16

Replies to This Discussion

Jerry Hartman said:
Visitor Retention has three major phases.
1. Greeting and treating guests right so they are comfortable with their first visit. This is extending God's welcoming hand. The studies we use in Kingdom's Visitor Retention Program show that most visitors make the decision to return for a second visit within the first seven minutes from the time the drive in the parking lot. There are seven ministries that effect that decision. Each one has to be "guesturized" to a high degree. It is about making them feel welcomed and cared for.

2. Getting guest to return for a 2nd and 3rd visit. This involves ways to send the message that we really care about them and invite them to come back. That is why in the sessions we spend two week developing a quality follow-up system.

3. Now that guests are now regular attenders we need to get them involved in the ministries, small groups and Sunday School so that their connection is deep. It is about developing relationships with God and with God's people. It is also about making the church "their church". There is a whole series of activities and ministries developed in the visitor retention program to enable new people to grow deep into the church quickly. The goal is for them to stay a long time and become fully engaged in the church, not just attend it. These people also are some of the best at inviting new people to church. The visitor retention program turns into a major outreach program.

This is a quick summary that takes 12 sessions in the visitor retention program to fully develop. It is a blessing to see the churches that are in the program now developing their visitor retention programs and see the harvest stay in their church. They are growing, and they are growing by reaching the unchurched.
The program is really effective. I would like to see you incorporate praying for the first, second, and returnee's also as part of the program. I noticed that it is not mentioned in the first six sessions. Nothing happens without prayer.
Thanks so much, Pastor Joe, for sharing your thoughts on prayer. I AGREE WITH YOU 100%!!! That's why we start every VRP session with prayer and end each one with prayer. Hopefully every VRP participant follows our example as well when presenting VRP in their church meetings. Prayer is there by example and even there as the first step successful churches do to initiate change (session 2, slide 13), but I really appreciate your suggestion of saying it PLAINLY in every session--we all need constant reminders!
Blessings, Dave

RSS

Latest Activity

Insight Admin added a discussion to the group KingdomBuilder.me
Wednesday
Insight Admin added a page to the group KingdomBuilder.me
Thumbnail

Neighborhood Builder - Connect Neighborhoods

                                                                                         Why is it so hard to love our neighbors?   Yeah, the ones next door. Top reasons why people don't. It's not my job. I don't have time.  I didn't know…
Wednesday
Profile IconLauren DeWolf and Jenny Babenko joined KingdomInsight
Nov 6
Profile IconTina Michelle and Joyce Harkey joined KingdomInsight
Nov 5
Ray Weber is now a member of KingdomInsight
Nov 3
Philip Verghese Ariel shared a profile on Facebook
Oct 31
Philip Verghese Ariel liked Philip Verghese Ariel's profile
Oct 31
Philip Verghese Ariel is now a member of KingdomInsight
Oct 31
Kimberly Cass is now a member of KingdomInsight
Oct 28
Profile IconShirley Frey and Kurt Heisey joined KingdomInsight
Oct 26
Insight Admin left a comment for Aisha Francis
"Welcome to KingdomInsight! Feel free to look around and share your thoughts!"
Oct 26
Insight Admin added a discussion to the group LifeCenter.club
Thumbnail

Pre-view The Seed by Johnny and Juanita Bergsuon

We would appreciate your comments and feedback on Johnny and Juanita's book, The Seed.You may…See More
Oct 26
Insight Admin commented on Insight Admin's group MarriageBuilder.me
Oct 8
Insight Admin added a discussion to the group MarriageBuilder.me
Oct 8
Marthena Lewis posted a blog post

Food Nutrition - 3 Dietary Frauds Great Health

Plenty of fiber: Foods that are rich in fiber take very long to break down. This ensures that there…See More
Oct 6
Marthena Lewis is now a member of KingdomInsight
Oct 5
Johnny Berguson joined Juanita's group
Thumbnail

Prayer. Learning to be Intentional.

This is a Call to Prayer!When God intends to move, He calls us to prayer.  He is calling.  Let's be…See More
Oct 2
Johnny Berguson joined Insight Admin's group
Thumbnail

MarriageBuilder.me

We are all either married or know people who are married.We all need tools to help strengthen…See More
Oct 2
Johnny Berguson joined Juanita's group
Thumbnail

LifeCenter.club

Serving needs from North Central Pennsylvania.See More
Oct 2
Johnny Berguson joined Insight Admin's group
Thumbnail

NeighborhoodBuilder .me

"Love your neighbor as yourself." -JesusHow can we love our neighbor when we are strangers?…See More
Oct 2

© 2017   Created by Juanita.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service