This morning, I sat with some key leaders at Eastbrook Church to talk about what it means for people to take the next step of involvement at our church. There are so many good things happening in this whole arena at Eastbrook, but we always want to consider ways we could help people more easily take those next steps. We talked about communication, clear pathways, welcome brochures and gifts, meaningful people connections, and more.
After discussing this, I was interested in hearing from others both within our church and elsewhere about your experiences of taking the next step at a church. Here’s the question:
What is the single-most important thing that helped you take the next step toward belonging at a church?
You could also read a related post that I wrote awhile back entitled “Are We Radically Welcoming?“