Those who measure the number of first-time guests we attract each weekend know one crucial thing. We're only counting a portion of the "actual" number of first-time guests. In other words, many first-time guests do not identify themselves. Therefore, we don't know they are there. The "front of the house person," regardless of title and other responsibilities, is responsible for "connections" at most churches. They … [Read more...]
Small Group Attendance Reporting
"We Count People Because People Count!"
I can't tell you how often I've discussed small group attendance reporting with a client or other church leader. And, every conversation eventually gets around to "How do you get your small group leaders to report attendance?" Of course, there's no "silver bullet" solution, but there are two "keys" to getting small group leaders to report their groups' attendance. Vision Casting First, you have to do a great job … [Read more...]
Church Attendance Tracking
Measuring "Life Change" One Person At A Time
As church leaders, why do we go to such lengths to track attendance? Many believe it's because we're "all about the numbers," comparing our weekend attendance to other churches. Right? Sure, having a good handle on your attendance and what it's doing overtime (growing, staying flat, or declining) is an important part of leading the church. Many things are based on attendance (seating, supplies, classroom capacity, … [Read more...]