Most leaders know some of the numbers – i.e. attendance, how many got saved on Sunday, the offering, etc… But what we can forget as leaders is the relationship that all of these numbers have to each other.
Here’s what I mean:
How many first time guests did you have on Sunday? That number speaks to your outreach.
Let’s say you had 10 second time guests this past Sunday; those who come back speak to your assimilation rate.
How many of those guests actually stick at your church? That speaks to the strength of your discipleship systems, teaching, and membership process.
My point is this: all of these numbers are connected. If your membership numbers are down, it might be because the number of 1st time guests may have been down last quarter. If your guest numbers are low, it means your outreach needs to be ramped up.
If your new believer classes aren’t filling up, you may need to hit evangelism a little harder.
As leaders, we tend to focus on the one number and sometimes we forget that all of the numbers are connected. So when you’re looking at your numbers to figure out how an area is operating, make sure you look at the numbers that feed the area you’re looking at.
So let’s ask one last question: What percent of guests do you expect to stay at your church?
If you want newcomers to stick, you need a strong assimilation process in place.
So I’ve designed a free training that will help you overcome the 5 Assimilation Killers that keeps people from plugging into your church.
You need a system that makes plugging into your church easy.
Here’s what I’m going to be covering during this webinar:
- How to capture contact data for follow up
- How to create clear next steps for newcomers
- How to create a welcoming culture in your church
- How to be prepared for guests before they show up
- How to get your ministries to work together in assimilating new people
We are offering this webinar Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week.