So I’ve been thinking about how people interact with a church. And while these are large generalities, they may help us think through where we’re at.
1. Spectator/Observer – I could start with the community outside of the church, but I’ll begin with people who actually have walked through the doors. The person in spectator mode is actively taking everything in, observing interactions, noticing how things go. Typically there is enough there to pique interest and they may often return out of curiosity.