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Christmas Visitors

The weeks leading up to Christmas are an incredible opportunity to engage a whole new crowd of people in your local church. We hope these steps help you earn a second Sunday with all the folks who join you for the first time this year. Here are three things we do to turn first-time visitors during the holidays into returning guests the next week.

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The weeks leading up to Christmas are an incredible opportunity to engage a whole new crowd of people in your local church. We hope these steps help you earn a second Sunday with all the folks who join you for the first time this year. Here are three things we do to turn first-time visitors during the holidays into returning guests the next week.

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Uncertainty is a Certainty

The mistake that’s easy to make and a 6-minute message that will spare you. There will always be a problem you’re not totally sure how to solve, a possibility you can’t completely predict, or a next step you’re not sure how to start. In the midst of that uncertainty, we often make a crucial mistake.

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The mistake that’s easy to make and a 6-minute message that will spare you. There will always be a problem you’re not totally sure how to solve, a possibility you can’t completely predict, or a next step you’re not sure how to start. In the midst of that uncertainty, we often make a crucial mistake.

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Six Questions

Six Questions Every Leader Should Ask according to Andy Stanley. What you ask about reveals what you care about. This is particularly true of the questions you ask over and over again—the one you use to kick off every week’s team meeting or what you ask your kids every day when you walk in the door. What you choose to ask about communicates what you—first and foremost—care about.

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Six Questions Every Leader Should Ask according to Andy Stanley. What you ask about reveals what you care about. This is particularly true of the questions you ask over and over again—the one you use to kick off every week’s team meeting or what you ask your kids every day when you walk in the door. What you choose to ask about communicates what you—first and foremost—care about.

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Pride

Every time you look in the mirror, you’re blind to something almost everyone around you can see. It may ruin your closest relationships. And as a team, it may ultimately lead to your downfall. What is it? Pride.Luckily, Jesus modeled a way to avoid it (and all its disastrous consequences).

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Every time you look in the mirror, you’re blind to something almost everyone around you can see. It may ruin your closest relationships. And as a team, it may ultimately lead to your downfall. What is it? Pride.Luckily, Jesus modeled a way to avoid it (and all its disastrous consequences).

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Engagement

Most managers set aside time for an annual review of each employee. But how about setting aside time for each employee to review you? “Engagement survey season,” is the time of year when we turn the tables and push feedback up the org chart, instead of the more typical other way around. It’s not always comfortable. But we think it’s the single biggest contributor to our team health.

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Most managers set aside time for an annual review of each employee. But how about setting aside time for each employee to review you? “Engagement survey season,” is the time of year when we turn the tables and push feedback up the org chart, instead of the more typical other way around. It’s not always comfortable. But we think it’s the single biggest contributor to our team health.

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