Fellowship has been defined as two fellows in the same ship! Most churches think of fellowship in the sense of a potluck dinner. However, fellowship is so much more. Fellowship is “sensing that you are a part of the church family.” It is “being at home.” It is more than “How are you today?” It is developing friends who can pray with you about your needs…people you can turn to when the going gets tough. The Fellowship Tools on this page can help you achieve that very purpose. Good hunting!
Five Steps To A Friendlier Church – include this list in your church bulletin on a periodic basis.
How To Make My Church Visitor Friendly – a priceless PowerPoint presentation! The source is unknown.
Creating A Strategy For First Time Visitors – this brainstorming session is great for a Saturday morning training class.
Create A First Impression Team – create a team to meet with your visitors as soon as they arrive. Creative Welcomes.
Small Groups Are A Big Deal – excellent article by Brett Eastman.
A Plea For Small Prayer Circles – turn your church into a praying church! “Lord, teach us to pray as John taught his disciples.”
Workshop: Developing Tools For Assimilating – PowerPoint slides from one of my Saturday morning workshops.
Build Great Groups – by Bill Craig.
How Saddleback Assimilates New Members – step-by-step process.
Born Again Happy Birthday Chorus – teach the importance of salvation at the same time as celebrating a birthday!
What Small Groups Do We Have – matching the current small groups with the required small groups is another excellent brainstorming session.
Identifying Why People Leave – a leadership exercise to help you close the back door!
Eight Terrible Church Visits – by Thom Rainer. Compare your church with these!
Ideas For Summer Church Fun – 18 ideas in all.