Do you preach yourself instead of the Lord? That is, do you preach your church or your ministry instead of the Lord’s?
Many today are preaching themselves instead of the Lord. They seek followers for themselves. They read their rankings to see how many sheep they have compared to others.
Oh, they will surely say that they seek disciples for the Lord but their actions indicate that they are interested in disciples for themselves.
If you truly seek followers for the Lord and not yourself you will not need to gather contact information because the Lord already knows where people are. He simply wants them to turn to Him. People can do this without joining your group.
Preach Jesus. The people need His ministry.