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'Mystery guests' rank churches based on first-time visits

July 25, 2012
source: Christian Post

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MR says: No churches are named specifically, but "large" churches with 300-500 ranked the best. It's an interesting article.

First-time visitors to churches across the country say churches with 300 to 500 attendees perform the best when it comes to first impressions, according to a recent report. Their experiences at mega churches and smaller-sized congregations weren't quite as enjoyable.

Faith Perceptions partnered with church leaders and sent out "mystery guests" to rate their first-time visits at churches varying in size from dozens of members to over a thousand. They found that "large" churches – with average weekly attendance of 300-500 – ranked "best in category" in nine out of 15 areas.

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azspecialk said...

10:06 AM
on Jul 26, 2012

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Was there a reason you posted this article? Other than the statistic about congregations of 300-500, what does this have to do with our church?

sweetcarol126 said...

10:02 PM
on Jul 27, 2012

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Sounds as though Gosling needs our prayers. He could sure cut a rug as a kid, but many of the moves seemed a bit inappropriate for a stake road show. And I would agree that just because he used to be a Mormon is no reason to have him on here if he is not now an example of the Gospel.

sweetcarol126 said...

10:05 PM
on Jul 27, 2012

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I thought Romney running for President would put the church in a good light even though I didn't believe in Romney's Republican platform, but he is coming off as arrogant and uncaring for people of the world or even those in the US who are less fortunate. No one knows of the church's welfare system that helps our people. And he cares only for the wealthy and not for the middle or lower classes. He socks his money away in the Bahamas and Switzerland. He doesn't care and likes to fire people and make money. I'm not sure that is the example we want either though he seems to be a good family man and very helpful to the church.

sweetcarol126 said...

10:17 PM
on Jul 27, 2012

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This article didn't sound as though it would necessarily have included any LDS churches at all. Our children's ministries usually do fairly well, just maybe not what they expect one to look like and so I don't think they are aware of our church in this survey as we have an active children's and youth group. They have weekday activities but not all the time as we have parents who interact and do fun things with their kids like FHE, etc. So I don't think we were included in their surveys at all.
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