Hey when churches are run like companies, you have to do "market test" runs to see if the "customers" are happy and if you are meeting your demographic market!
Rating Church? 'Secret Shoppers' Helping Pastors
All of it has grown so dull and boring. Actually given the number of churches I have visited, I remarked to a friend how much more the same they have become, you got the liturgicals, the liberal Protestant ones, the "World Christian" evangelical set, and the fundamentalists-dominionist set of them. Of course I wasn't visiting all kinds but saw a lot of similarities in one's I did visit. While most of my readers here have seen through the right side of the NWO, most still think the Republican party with it's pro- NWO agendas is Christian. One thing that comes to my mind immediately is all the flag-waving.
I went and googled "SECRET CHURCH SHOPPER".
This will nauseate you, there are many of these groups, willing to come "test" your church. These churches want to be the biggest, the brightest, the best, they have lost the plot long ago. I do have gratitude to God, thanking Him for seeing through the church system, even if there were challenges to face!
"Is your church a Five Star Church? Is your church living up to all of the potential God has placed in your congregation? May I suggest you have a Secret Church Shopper come to your church.
Secret Shoppers have been used for years in the corporate and business world. Now Secret Church Shoppers are available to give you an evaluation of your worship service, congregational attitude, greeting, hospitality and so much more. Our shopper arrives unannounced and undercover. The Secret Church Shopper observes your congregation, ushers, greeters, ministers as a typical guest to your services.
The Secret Church Shopper Report along with the Five Star Church Facility Inspection are the tools you can use to take to increase efficiency in ministry, focus on vital improvements, show strengths and weaknesses in volunteer areas.
The Secret Church Shopper and Church Facility Inspection are highlighted in the best-selling book Five Star Church by Dr. Stan Toler. This book has changed hundreds of churches from average to Five Stars. In fact, Dr. Toler regularly has his own church visited by a Secret Church Shopper.
Do you know what your guest think about your church when they visit you? Do you wish you could interview your guest to determine why they attend (or no longer attend) your service? Now you can benefit from a professional Church Shopper.
A confidential report will be delivered to the Senior Pastor once the Secret Church Shopper has visited your church. Many pastors have said they use this report to give to staff members, board members or lay-leaders to make immediate improvements.
Churches of all sizes and faith backgrounds have used our Secret Church Shopper services. For a free brochure click here and send an email.
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Celera Group: Secret Church Shoppers
I think Ship of Fools has been doing this free for years.
Have you ever noticed how nothing is spontaneous anymore and they want to "plan" and "script" everything out. One weird thing about this is the secret shoppers kept talking about how "friendly" people were, well that is not one thing a business contract or plan is going to fix, either real Holy Spirit directed fellowship is present or it's not. Who wants fake "love bombing" just to get people into seats? By the way, I have visited enough churches to know whose "desperate" for new members, and I like when people are friendly, but a lot of the time, they come on really strong, and always want you to fill out cards with your name and address for just that one time visit. Too bad none of the secret church shoppers will be the type to say, "I never returned because you preached things against God's Word."
This is all about selling the PRODUCT, the church organization itself. And notice the energy being poured into this? This is about analyzing the "theatre show" for sales.
The real church is born again Christians, praying and studying God's Word together. Not fancy programs or marketing schemes like this.