So, in July of 2018, I committed myself to doing one simple thing at church every week. I told no one. I just started doing it.
I started connecting with newcomers.
I went beyond simply shaking hands with strangers during the “passing the peace” part of the service. Instead, I sat with our visitors. I remembered their names. I introduced them to other church members. I started seeing them socially. And as best I could, I started keeping a list of who they were.
Woman with backpack. Man in jean jacket.
After nine months, I had met 90 newcomers. And by the end of nine months, 44 of them were still coming. That’s one out of every two.
And I wasn’t counting children.
This was over-the-moon exciting. I couldn’t look at my list of newcomers too close to bedtime as it made sleeping impossible. I couldn’t wait for Sunday morning to come to see what new people were coming — and coming back!
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Hey. I'm an introvert. In fact my job title here at The Lonely Church is “Chief Introvert”.
I bet your church does get newcomers — but you … Just. Don’t. See. Them.
This isn't about your pastor. This is about the people in the pews.
Liberal or conservative. Catholic or protestant. Without changing anything in your church. No meetings. No board approval. No money.
On these pages you will find no-pressure ways to connect with newcomers comfortably. Simply. Especially if connecting with people doesn’t come naturally for you.
If you’re tired of worshipping the Living God from a dying congregation, here’s your chance to turn that around.
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