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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Why People Don't Go To Your Church

You’ve got a great church. You’ve sent out flyers and brochures, networked with your local community workers and secured a great web presence. No one’s coming. What’s wrong? There are many reasons why people may not be flocking to your church.

Over the next few days I will discuss a few of my ideas that you may not be seeing the results you are looking for

Inconvenience

In today’s age of fast food and high-speed Internet connections, people want instant everything to fit around their schedule. If you have a web site, is it easy to navigate? Do the pages load quickly? Studies indicate web visitors will move on if they don’t find what they are looking for in the first 20 seconds. Similarly, is your website and are your service times easy to find? Do you provide adequate ways people can communicate with you? Can people reach a ministry leader when they need to? Do you provide enough information about what is important to your church – a vision statement or core values? Are you in a convenient location?