How to Drive Away First Time Guests.

I have the honor of reading this book and reviewing it before it releases on Oct. 27th (I encourage you to preorder it! I’ve only just started and it’s incredible!)

Walking into a church for the first time can be scary. Are you making your first-time guests feel welcome? Or are you driving them away—unintentionally—with bad signage, reserved seating, clunky communication and more?


Jonathan Malm examines 50 ways churches make first-time visitors feel unwelcome. The transgressions range from insider lingo to awkward transitions, a cold congregation to the over-eager greeter.

With all of these 50 church faux pas, Jonathan suggests ways to not only fix the problem, but also infuse excellence into the situation so churches can put their best foot forward with first-time guests.

A few simple changes can help your church roll out the welcome mat for your guests.

Have you ever felt unwelcome? I know I have and I have some interesting story to go with it.  So, I was inspired to plan a really fun “church visitor horror story giveaway contest” for the end of next month so be on the lookout for that!

In the meantime, go pre-order Unwelcome: 50 ways Churches Drive Away First-Time Visitors! Trust me, your church is going benefit from this book and your going to love it.