I recently started a new pastorate at a SBC church in a medium-sized metro area in the Midwest. We had a "trunk or treat" Halloween outreach program and received a large number of visitor cards from the attendees. I called the entire stack and, to this point, only have one visitation appointment. Granted, I had to leave messages on several, and some of the people attended other churches. I am well aware that people are generally not as accepting of church outreach efforts as they were years ago. However, I was surprised at the complete disinterest of many of these people. In a previous church, we would show up cold and go door to door. I considered that here. However, if people refuse to let you come over the phone, I assume they would not be happy if we just showed up. Perhaps they would be polite, but they wouldn't listen to anything we had to say. Again, I am new to this part of the country, and I am seeking the most effective method to reach out to these prospects. Your expertise and experience is appreciated.