3 Simple Ideas To Get Your Easter Crowds Back

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 7:50:00 AM Categories: Membership/Assimilation
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Your church spends a lot of effort making Easter a special day.  Tons of people come to your church on Easter and hear the powerful truth of the resurrection.  Many of those who attend are those who only come on special occasions and others were first time guests.

Here are three positive ways that your church can respond to your easter crowd:

Invite them to come again.   Every church that is interested in reaching people naturally invites their guests to return.  Usually the pastor says something about next week's sermon.  There are promotional pieces telling guests about normal, upcoming activities in which they might be interested.  

Follow up.  Some churches really work to capture names and email or street addresses then follow up with a special post-Easter mailing or email.  Some will call guests and others will even take them welcome or thank you gifts. Others like to send hand-written notes.

Design connection opportunities just for them.  Big events like Easter are perfect times to launch new small groups or serving opportunities designed specifically for the people who are not connected elsewhere.  Opportunities like these can be low commitment like participating in a small group for 4 weeks or attending an event designed to introduce guests to leaders.  

Churchteams can help you manage whatever follow-up approaches you have in your church.  One of the benefits of a simple, but powerful Church Management System is it helps you implement your assimilation strategy.  It requires you to specifically identify the people, processes, time and resources you need to make it happen.     

If you haven't already, I'd like to invite you to join me for any of the webinars I do each week.  We cover assimilation in the membership webinar.

It would be our pleasure to serve you and your church.

Boyd Pelley. Is Co-founder and CEO of Churchteams.com. He served for 18 years as Discipleship Pastor, Church Administrator and Family Pastor for churches in New Mexico, Nebraska and Texas. He has a bent toward improving processes and a passion for making disciples. Married for 27 years, he and Pam have 2 grown children.