Outreach events can be a lot of work, but
they're worth it when done right. Children's ministers agree that
it's great to have lots of people attend. But if it doesn't result
in new children and families returning to your church, is it really
worth the time?
People returning to your church after an outreach event isn't a
given. At Christian Life Center in Portland, Oregon, Pastor Werner
Rienas states that "20 percent of those who visit a church visit
again, another 20 percent will never return-no matter what
follow-up is done. However, 60 percent of guests need nurture and
follow-up if they are to return."
We want your outreach events to be wildly successful-and we want
your church to grow! So we beat the bushes to discover the five key
steps to a fantastic follow-up strategy. Follow our step-by-step
guide with proven ideas to get first-time guests to return to your