Indiana University Sociologist Dan Olson says, “Smart move. The thing that most likely to make them come and stay is whether they develop good social relationships with people there…”
Olson studies what makes people choose one church over the other.
The number one factor? Friends.
After the initial meeting though, we must continue to make more friends.
Rich Liedtke is a “master greeter” who says, “The most impressive thing you can do for the visitor is learn his name.