If you were the first time visitor in a church, would you want to be introduced publically to a group of people you didn't know, hadn't met, and may not see again?
Your own answer to that question may give you a clue as why that is a bad idea.
Don't introduce first time visitors. Introduce your church instead.
Getting Visitor Contact information is the first step towards your visitor followup, yet many churches fail at it. Listen to this expert on the subject describe different ways and what is the best way.
In the summer of 2014, our family moved to central Florida due to an expansion of our ministry’s vision and reach. We are new movers into the community. We have no friends yet. We are a blank slate looking for a church. We are the first time visitor. We are the church shopper. I wrote up …
Once again, my family got to be the first time church visitors this past weekend. We chose a church that had 3 Sunday services, and an approximate weekend attendance of 1500 people. They have much of the hospitality systems in place, but it may be time for a hospitality training refresher for their volunteers.
Here is a common email I receive (composed from various ones): I’m having a hard time finding volunteers who believe in the ministry of hospitality. They think everyone should be doing this automatically. Our church doesn’t have enough people who are interested in being greeters. We can’t get any volunteers. . We’ve not ever organized our …