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6 Effective Ways to Follow Up With First-Time Guests

4. Door Deliveries.

While this method might seem outdated, you’d be surprised at how far a great door delivery will go.

There’s a church near us that delivers quality chips and salsa to their first-time guests. Nothing says, “Welcome to our church” like a well thought out gift. They keep their door visit short. It’s not a witnessing opportunity. It’s a welcoming one.

And it works.

5. Welcome Video.

Use the email address identified on the guest information card and send a welcome video the day of the visit. By sending the email with video the day of the visit, you will surprise the guest and make him or her feel valued.

Personalize the text of the email and provide an easy way for them to contact your church. The email and video should include why the church exists, the impact your church is making in the lives of people, and how the guest can get involved.

6. Social Media Messages.

Be sure to ask for Twitter and Facebook user names on your guest information card and then “follow” or “friend” them. This is an easy way to keep your guests informed in a casual and friendly way.

Be intentional and express your gratitude for visiting your church via Facebook and Twitter.

Why does it matter if you follow up with your first-time guests? Because your genuine and well thought out follow-up may very well seal the deal for them in returning for a second visit.

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Tim is creator of Sayge and a ten year church communications veteran. Sayge is an intentional, all-in-one, church marketing and communications monthly training resource that is designed to help Church Leaders master the basics of church marketing and communications.