Visitors

So what is your policy for visitors who come to your youth ministry. What I mean is how do you follow up with them? Do you write a letter, send a card, mail them cookies, or what?

I am asking because right now I am in the process of reworking our visitor information packet. I used to mail out a 10 page packet that told about us and our ministry to each visitor, but it got out of date and I haven’t taken the time to update it until now. So right now I am just writing visitors a letter.

I have in the past heard of good ideas that I want to implement, but never do. The best one I heard of was to go to a local pizza shop and buy a bunch of gift certificates and ask them if you can have some pizza boxes. Then when you have visitors put all of your info in the pizza box and take it to them with the coupon for a free pizza. The visits can be very short front porch type visits, but you make a lasting impact.

But what about you? What do you do to follow up with visitors?  

2 thoughts on “Visitors

  • March 14, 2008 at 7:55 PM
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    oooooh… Shane, you convicted me today. I just cleaned out a storage cabinet in which I found a bunch of duct tape wallets our students made to give to visitors. We’ve been very poor about following up on this. The hope was that once the students made the duct wallets, they’d be excited about giving them away… and hopefully invite people. But hasn’t worked out so great. Think I got the message I need to follow up on this…

    How do you go about getting contact information to send out info packets?

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  • March 14, 2008 at 8:52 PM
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    Everyone who comes to our meeting fills out an information card. I generally just remember who has filled out cards and who hasn’t. But I am interested in a better system.

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