Unwelcome Now Available: 50 Ways Churches Drive Away First-Time Visitors

Unwelcome Now Available: 50 Ways Churches Drive Away First-Time Visitors

October 27, 2014 by

The book on church visitors: Unwelcome: 50 Ways Churches Drive Away First-Time VisitorsWe’re super excited to announce the release of Unwelcome: 50 Ways Churches Drive Away First-Time Visitors by Jonathan Malm.

This is a great resource to help churches get a handle on how to welcome visitors. Jonathan tackles 50 ways churches can creep out visitors and how to fix those problems. Plus the foreword is written by Kem Meyer. What’s not to like?

“Courtesy is easy on the budget.” -Kem Meyer

Launch Week Special

We’ve got a launch week special, so buy Unwelcome now to save big. Prices go up next week:

Buy Unwelcome Digital: $7.49 Buy Unwelcome in Print: $9.89

(Those are Amazon links, for all other vendors—Apple, Nook, Kobo & PDF—visit UnwelcomeBook.com)

“You can’t force your congregation to be welcoming, but you can cast vision.”

Wait, Tell Me More

Need to know more before you buy? OK, we can help.

Walking into a church for the first time can be scary. Are you making your first-time guests feel welcome? Or are you driving them away—unintentionally—with bad signage, reserved seating, clunky communication and more?

In this practical book, Jonathan Malm examines 50 ways churches make first-time visitors feel unwelcome. The transgressions range from insider lingo to awkward transitions, a cold congregation to the over-eager greeter.

With all 50 church faux pas, Jonathan suggests ways to not only fix the problem, but also infuse excellence into the situation so churches can put their best foot forward with first-time guests. A few simple changes can help your church roll out the welcome mat for your guests.

“Don’t ask what it can hurt. Ask how it can help.”

What Do Smart People Think of Unwelcome?

Smart people approve. We’re getting glowing recommendations. Check ’em out:

  • Scott McClellan: “What a great idea for a book! When I began reading Unwelcome, my first reaction was to begin counting how many copies I would need for the pastors and staff I work with. I’m excited about sharing and discussing this book with them.”
  • Meredith Gould: “Read Unwelcome for rueful good laughs and wise counsel, then get to work making your church more welcoming.”
  • Justin Wise:Unwelcome is the tale of two imaginary churches. One sends visitors running for the doors, the other has them anxiously awaiting Sunday so they can return. Reading and applying the practical principles Jonathan shares in this book will help you move from being the former church to becoming the latter one.”
  • Shawn Wood: “In church planting every detail matters because every single person matters. Jonathan Malm gives us 50 very practical ways to avoid some of the mistakes churches are making all over the country.”
  • Greg Atkinson: “It’s easy to point out mistakes in the church that drive people away. But Unwelcome goes one step further and shows you the solution to those mistakes.”
  • Tony Morgan: “In Unwelcome, Jonathan does a great job of guiding you to think through what intentionality in ministry looks like for your church as you welcome first-time guests.”

Visit UnwelcomeBook.com for more rave reviews.

And grab your copy today!

Unwelcome Now Available

 Buy Unwelcome Digital: $7.49 Buy Unwelcome in Print: $9.89


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Kevin D. Hendricks

When Kevin isn't busy as the editor of Church Marketing Sucks, he runs his own writing and editing company, Monkey Outta Nowhere. Kevin has been blogging since 1998, runs the hyperlocal site West St. Paul Reader, and has published several books, including 137 Books in One Year: How to Fall in Love With Reading, The Stephanies and all of our church communication books.
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