Eighty percent of North American churches are stagnant or declining. Four thousand churches close each year.
Pastor, are you losing sleep over your church? Are the creditors knocking at your door? Are you considering another job? Are you emotionally drained; your marriage is suffering? Do you feel like a disappointment, a complete and utter failure?
Is your church thriving, barely surviving or dying?
I remember when I felt like a failure too. I had been the discipleship pastor for a short amount of time. Averaging about 1800 members every weekend, we took a survey to gauge the spiritual state of the congregation. The results rocked me…30% of the congregation felt lost and were spiritually stuck. That was 600 people whose spiritual state affected their spouses, children, family members, coworkers, neighbors!
It took us 8 years to find the solution…
The Solution: Attending To Belonging
I packaged the solution and titled it Attending To Belonging – A 6 step by step process for attracting, connecting and growing believers.
As the discipleship pastor I’ve seen many believers go through our spiritual growth process.
- Many living common law go through the process, get convicted and have a successful marriage.
- Same sex couples redeemed and restored when they went through the process.
- Broken homes restored.
- Lives healed.
What will you learn in this program?
- Evangelism Value. How to make evangelism a value for your church empowering your congregation to invite new guests.
- Great Sermons. How to preach better sermons using the power of story. Your guests will connect emotionally with you; it will feel to them as if you’ve read their mail.
- Resources Available. Templates such as email copy, sample flyers, are readily available to you. These resources will save you time.
- Guests Connect. Learn about our getting started course that transforms your guests from attending on Sundays to participating and identifying with the mission of your church.
You can’t grow your church alone.
All the videos and audios are available to download and share with your leadership and key volunteers.
We are a team of coaches that are personally available to answer questions, serve you and to assist you in implementing these steps.
What Others Say about Attending To Belonging
Joel Harmon Assimilation Pastor at Cornerstone Church:
The Attending To Belonging Course was extremely valuable to our Church. Being an Assimilation Pastor for less than a year, the most helpful was the personal interaction and opportunity to get my questions immediately answered.
Pastor Joe Hernandez from Fordham Manor Reformed Church
The course teaches practical strategies that help a church like mine of 250 members go to the next level. It’s the kind of nut and bolts of ministry you don’t learn in seminary.
Pastor Wilton DeGraffe says
One small tweak you suggested we make to our greeter team made a major difference to our guests’ experience. Thank you thank you thank you
What Does the Program Consist of?
There are 6 Steps to follow.
We talk about making evangelism a value so that you easily mobilize your congregation to invite others. We will help you create a culture of evangelism.
We discuss customer service. At this point, your congregation is inviting new guests to your church. What do they experience when they walk in your door? The way your guest service workers and ushers greet and treat them, communicates how much your church values new guests.
The guests have entered your sanctuary. What you say from the pulpit will either repel or attract. Step 3 discusses how to preach sermons that connect to your guests. We also introduce you to practical tools that will help you.
Sunday was fantastic…services were great…your guests were moved. Now it is Monday. We discuss the follow up strategy that will build trust without overwhelming them. We will introduce you to practical tools to help you implement your strategy.
Your first time visitors are now regular attenders. How do we help them to join a ministry to serve, to join a small group, to connect with the body life of the church? We discuss the getting started process, a membership program that produces more than numbers. New members are connected and become passionate about the mission of your church.
Your guests are no longer outsiders; they have become insiders. In the final step we discuss the Altar to Elder process, that helps them grow spiritually and eventually become leaders you depend on.
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