Her 6 ideas she gives us to tweak are:
- first-time guest online survey
- same day contact
- email and snail mail
- small group personal invitation
- a personal touch
- pastor’s letter
When I first read this the first-time guest online survey caught my eye. We’ve been having trouble getting people to sign up for anything we’ve been offering. So why not take off the pressure of getting a formed filled out? We set up an online survey, then made up cards for greeters to give out. These cards have a code to access the short survey (based on the one Diana gives out). People are not required to give out their name or email address. When they submit the survey, they come to a thank you page with a code to redeem a free coffee card the next time they come (or during the week if they want to meet). The thank you page also has a form if they want us to mail a free booklet AND the option for an email list to learn more about our church (I’ll tell you more about that in a future post.)
We’re testing this out now. I’m excited because it requires contribution and a bit of a buy-in. Have you ever noticed when Jesus sent out His disciples he told them to stay in the same house and “let them serve you”? I’m happy to give a coffee card, but am curious to see how letting them serve us works out.
What do you think? Tell me in the comments.