Reprinted from the April 2014 issue of “Gospel Advocate” Magazine.
Several times a month, we receive visitors in our congregations. Some of us may take more notice or interest in them than others, but frequently we have them come into our doors to worship with us.
We ask them to fill out a visitor card that asks how they heard about us. What the visitor card does not ask is why they came. This question is often overlooked by those in the church. Yet when someone comes in our doors, they are looking for something. They may not be quite sure what it is, but there is a reason they are there.
Why People Visit
Sometimes people visit because they have friends who invited them. More often than not, this means some genuine curiosity about the church. It makes a statement that someone trusts you enough to visit a church with you.