Three times when new people drop out of church

Just read Peter Corney's little booklet The Welcoming Church in preparation for writing a welcoming manifesto for Tuesday Crossroads. In it, he said there are three times when new people commonly stop coming:

  1. In the first few weeks, if they weren't welcomed properly.
  2. After about six months, if they don't make any significant relationships and don't feel valued.
  3. After about a year, if they don't feel they are involved in the life and ministry of the church in some way.