#31 Think Bigger – 101 Ways to Attract More Visitors

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Hey Digital Communicators, I’m John Falke from Johnny Flash Productions and Amplified Impact, and this is 101 Ways to Attract More Visitors, a practical guide for churches to amplify their impact and reach their communities. Now let’s amp it up.

Number 31. Think bigger. The whole idea is that you need to think bigger than you are right now. So if you’re a church of 200 you need to think like a church of 300 or 400. If you’re a church of 100 need to think like a church of 200. If your church or 500 or 1000 you need to think like a church that’s 50 percent to twice as large as what you are right now.

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So do you have enough space if you were to be 50 percent larger? Do you have enough volunteers? What would you need to change in your systems and your processes to make them work as if you were a larger church? Then start operating as if you are the next size bigger.

When I was on staff at a church and we were getting ready to open a new building, we started hiring as if we were going to be twice our size and that’s exactly what happened. Our church doubled overnight and it was because we were ready. We had hired some positions that we really didn’t need until we were in the new building, but we hired them several months before so those people could get up to speed and start implementing things and so we’d be ready for the growth that we were about to experience.

So you need to be ready for the growth that maybe God wants to do in your church. And if you’re not ready for it, then it’s not going to come. So how many volunteers do you need if you’re 50 percent larger? How many additional teams would you need? How would your services be different? Would you structure them differently? Would you have different elements? Do you have enough parking?

Do you have enough services? Think about all of those things and what you would need to do if your church were larger and then start operating that way.

In the next video, I’m going to tell you how making your volunteers easy to identify will help you attract more visitors and keep them coming back. Until then, amp it up.

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John Falke

John Falke (aka Johnny Flash) is a church communications expert from Washington D.C. He founded Open Resources in 2008, which has been utilized by churches from 150 countries, and the Amplified Impact church communication training program. Over the course of a decade he helped his church grow from 500 to 2500 in weekly attendance. He speaks regularly at conferences, authored the Photoshop For Ministry seminar series and has written articles for several major magazines.

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