There are many reasons why a church might not be growing. We are going to go over one reason today. Do you have a follow-up system? What happens when a visitor or guest comes to your church for the first time?
How are they greeted and treated? The first impression is how people frame in their minds if they will come back.
First time follow-up in the first 36 hours is very important. There are other important questions that the first time visitor might have and they need to be responded to as soon as possible.
- Adult Small Groups
- Committing Life To Christ
- How to Become a Christian
- How to Join this Church Family
- Want to be Baptized
- Want to be Discipled/Mentored
- Youth Activities
Church Growth Software can be used as to track this information so nothing will be lost in the church growth process. This is one of the keys needed in church growth. If you want use a church assimilation process you will need to use church growth tools that can track the process. This important process should be part of any church management software that is designed for church growth.
Here is how the church growth follow-up process works with Church Growth Software.
When a person attends your church for the first time, they fill out a visitor or connection card. From there the information is entered into the church management software. In the person’s personal information area, click on the visits tab a date is entered in the first time, second time or third time visit box.
They might have checked off other things they are interested in. So when you go to the Welcome Card Info Tab you can select those items. You can edit these letters before printing. A form letter is generated for each of these checked off boxes.
After all the selections are entered, you would go to the Reports section of Church Growth Software and click on Letters. There you will be asked if you want to edit the follow-up letters.
A letter will be printed for each of the items that were checked off on the visitor or connection card. Click Here To See A Sample of These Letters. These follow-up letters for the new visitors are only available for one week. This keeps the follow-up in the time period for the new visitor not to lose interest.
We have more information on our web site about this follow-up system at Purpose Driven Church.
If you have any questions about this process or how Church Growth Software can help you in growing your church, you can contact us by email or phone. We would be happy to assist you in any way we can.
You can also get more information about this software at Church Growth Software.