on Unwelcome on Unwelcome

November 3, 2014 by

Our friends at do a quick 13-minute podcast on our latest book, Unwelcome: 50 Ways Churches Drive Away First-Time Visitors.’s Eric Dye talks with author Jonathan Malm about the book and how churches can welcome visitors.

“I was visiting a church and I was struck with how many things made me want to run for the doors.”

1414694820_0.pngAnd Eric Dye’s take on the book: “I think every church should get this and read it, no matter how awesome they think they are.” Those kinds of endorsements make us smile.

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Check out some of Jonathan’s quotables:

“I was visiting a church and I was struck with how many things made me want to run for the doors.”

“My goal was not to tear down churches, because that helps nobody.”

“The goal is to provide things I’ve seen that need fixing, but then provide the excellence for ministry option. So here’s what you don’t want to do, but here’s what you should do.”

“If you’re doing all of them completely correctly, I think drift is the natural thing to happen. You naturally drift away from what you’re doing well because you forget why you’re doing it. I think this book will help a lot of churches to remember why they’re doing what they’re doing.”

“They’re very simple tips, but they’re things you easily forget because you get caught in the week-to-week minutia of doing church.”

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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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One Response to “ on Unwelcome”

  • Eric Dye
    November 4, 2014

    Every church needs to get. This. Book. (And read it.)

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