For many Mystery Worshippers the most challenging part of the review process is its requirement that they test the degree to which each church welcomes strangers. The instructions are clear. At the end of the service, they are asked to stand alone in the back of the church for five minutes -- looking sad and lonely. The goal is to count the number of people who approach them to chat. Nearly 50 percent of the time, the answer is "zero."

source: Terry Mattingly on Ship of Fools Mystery Worshiper tags: Church, Evangelism