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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.

  • 5 WAYS TO KEEP MINISTRIES ALIVE IN THE SUMMER

    I recently read about a church that shuts down their entire church during the month of July every year. This is to encourage the congregation to spend time connecting with their families. They don’t offer Bible studies, student ministry, or even a Sunday morning service during this time....While there are significant benefits to taking a break and being with your family, I would argue that churches may be missing a chance to connect in a deeper way with people who are finally able to start attending a church in the summer months because the busyness of the school year has finally slowed down. Read More

  • Dear Church: Are you About to Change Service Times? Read This First. 

    During the summer months and holidays throughout the year, churches change service times. Some do it to accommodate an increase in attendance. Most though, do it to accommodate the needs of the church and a decrease in attendance, especially during the summer months...Read More


  • 6 Ways a church can really honor moms on mother's day

    After Christmas and Easter, Mother's Day is the third highest attended Sunday of the year. Not only will you see lots of moms on Mother's Day, you'll also see the people they care about...the ones who don't usually come any other time of the year...Read More



  • 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

  • 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