Do you struggle with how to contact, assimilate and lead visitors into part of your church? This episode is ALL ABOUT building guest systems in your church. I sit down with my friend Rev. Allison Sauls. Allison isn’t a normal guest, but she leads Foundry with me! We break down the systems we have built over the last 9 months in starting a new church and the lessons we have learned.
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The Benefit of Systems
Systems are a repeatable progression of tasks. It’s all about a mindset.
Our larger framework is based all around collecting guest information. We do this in two ways.
- We have a great connection card. This is the only handout we ever give people. Connection Card Back Connection Card Front (Download links)
- We can collect families names based off of kids check-in. This is an amazing tool most folks don’t utilize.
- We give away a tumblr/mug. It depends on the season, but folks absolutely love getting a gift like this.
Check out my post on using Trello to streamlining Church Assimilation with Trello for more details.
We use aweber.com. I love it. To use an email system, you have to have a paid account somewhere. Mailchimp charges a few dollars for this, but I have been using aweber for a pretty long time and I’m familiar with it. One of the best explanations of using an email series for guest systems is from Bobby Williams. He was a guest on Rich Birch’s Unsemianry podcast and explained how his church used them.
I’ve outlined my strategy for using Facebook lists and leveraging them for ministry here.
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