7 Questions Every Church Visitor Wants to Know
If you want to bring new people into your church through your website, you must answer questions...
If you want to bring new people into your church through your website, you must answer the 7 questions they want to know:
- I am nervous about visiting your church, what is it like there?
- Where is the front door?
- What is the pastor is like?
- What are the pastor's sermons like?
- What is the music like?
- Is the children's ministry okay?
- What are the people attending your church like?
#1. What’s it like at your church?When you go to a new place, especially a church, you never know what to expect. You think "Will I be bored to tears, will it be too exciting for me and make me uncomfortable?"
#2. Where is the front door?Have you ever been somewhere that there are people inside who can see you and you can’t find the door? Use a photo to show people where your front door is.
#3. What is the pastor is like?A photo on the front page, with a video of the pastor welcoming the person to church and a video of the pastor’s sermon, this will answer that question for people. This question can keep people from coming to a new church, therefore the pastor needs to be willing to put his photo on the front page of the website.
#4. What are the pastor's sermons like?All you need is a brief description and mp3 and video of a sermon.
#5. What is the music like?(if you refer to it as “Worship” non-Christians won’t know what you are talking about) A brief description and mp3 and video of music. Be sure to include photos during your worship so people know what happens during your worship.
#6. Is the children's ministry okay?Use a brief description and photos, and if your children's ministry workers need to clear a police background check before working there you should let people know that.
#7. What are the people attending your church like?All you need is a description and photo showing they are normal people.
...about visiting a new church is why so many people, when they are looking for a church, go to a church where they know someone, so that person can "walk them in" the first time.
But if you address these issues on your website you will make it a lot easier for a first time visitor to attend your church.
Author: Mike Pritchard