Blog


The Faith Perceptions blog features articles written by our team. Topics range from trends in churches to the strange things our mystery guests experience while visiting churches. 


Check out snippets from our most recent blog posts below and view them all on our blog.

  • CHURCH OUTREACH AND WHY IT’S NOT WORKING

    What is outreach? The word itself literally means “to reach out” and “to reach further than,” but the definition doesn’t tell you to whom you should be reaching out and how to do it. What does that mean for your church? I want to define what we consider outreach to be. There are (in our opinion) two primary types of outreach we see happening within the churches we work with... Read More

  • EASTER: THE MOST IMPORTANT SUNDAY?

    Many Christians will argue that Easter is the like the Super Bowl of services for their church. It’s one of the biggest celebrations on the Christian calendar, and rightfully so. Your worship pastor will step up the music, your pastor’s sermon will be on point, and your fellow church members will hopefully be a little friendlier than normal...Read More

  • 7 WAYS TO MAKE YOUR CHURCH SIGNAGE GUEST FRIENDLY

    My husband was leading worship at a church I had never been to before. I planned to join him and attend the later service. When I arrived, I had no idea what door to enter and I ended up walking in a side door that opened right up into the sanctuary while the early service was still happening. That was pretty embarrassing and something I’ve never forgotten... Read More

  • 3 WAYS ‘MYSTERY GUESTS’ CAN IMPROVE YOUR CHURCH

    I get that some people reject faith in God and therefore will never darken the door of another church, but what I can’t accept is that some people don’t come back because they felt rejected by the church. Unchurched people are more skeptical than ever about attending church. Yet there are scores of people that visit churches every weekend, searching for something. So why aren’t they returning, and does it have anything to do with what they experience when they get there? ... Read More

  • THE ONE THING TO GET RIGHT THIS WEEKEND

    I don’t usually listen in on other people’s phone conversations, but today I couldn’t help but overhear my coworker laughing, and chatting up the person on the other end of the line who had just called into our office. She’s like that. One of those people that treats you like you matter regardless of how busy she is. She remembers details and things like a person’s birthday or when their kids are sick. And, as I’m listening, I’m thinking that person on the other end is grateful because who doesn’t like to be valued like that?... Read More