I have observed a profound reluctance from pastors to routinely visit members of their church. I would welcome some responses from pastors.
I don't understand it, particularly with the demise of the second service and all the recovered time that represents for the preacher.
If the second service took 12 hours out of your week, you could do 6 visits during that 12 hours instead (not difficult). You could cover an average 100 family church within less than 20 weeks. What is so hard about that? Why enter the parish ministry if you are so reluctant to know each and every one of your families? How can you not want the homiletical material which the information from such visits could provide, not to mention the political capital you can build up for when things may get difficult for you.