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You cannot make assumptions that people who grew up without church know what a church does every week.
Unfortunately, instead of a taking time to develop relationships with the guests who visit, many church outreach events are similar to the Speed Dating popular today.
As a church we begin relationships with the people in our communities when we host outreach or holiday events.
Sometimes they develop into meaningful, long-term relationship with visitors, but in the majority of cases they don't.
If you are unfamiliar with Speed Dating, this is where single people spend a few minutes with a potential romantic interest over coffee, dessert, or some shared activity (one recent speed dating event for farmers had folks weeding a field together) and then they move on to the next person, spend a few minutes with that person, and on to the next one.
Though lasting a bit longer, some churches offer a sort of speed dating experience to unchurched members of their communities.