My pastor here in southern Maryland suggested that if I wanted to visit other churches, I'd better do it now, because as of August 10 when I take the pastorate at a church in Missouri, I won't be able to. I've visited a couple of places since then for ideas. Today, I went to one of the local Independant Baptist churches. I really appreciated the strong appeal given during invitation time. Not overbearing, but the call for a decision was clear. Another church I went to had a very good method of greeting first-time visitors. It was a (gasp!) Pentacostal church where a friend of mine pastors. Have any of you pastors ever visited other churches, and after liking something you saw there, tried to import a little of that idea into your church?