Ready to get started?
Here are a few things you’ll need to get ready:
Let’s take a look at these in turn.
The first impression you make with any potential visitor is online.
Most people who are thinking about visiting a church will search online for somewhere to visit before thinking about stepping foot into your worship space.
To create a good first impression with your online visitors, here’s a list of information you must have on your church’s website:
- Service times
- Parking information
- Childcare information
- What to expect
Don’t take this information for granted. These are the most commonly searched questions by visitors.
If you need to, ask someone who’s not familiar with your church (even if it’s a family member or friend) to check out your website to see if they can easily find what they would look for if they were planning on visiting your church.
Alright, so someone has visited your website, and now they’re ready to visit your church. The next place you need to prepare is your parking lot.
To get your parking lot ready for visitors, here are three things you need to consider:
- Marking visitor parking
- Providing clear signs
- Placing parking lot attendants
These three tactics alone should place your church well on its way to preparing for visitors.
After people exit their cars, the next thing you need to think about is providing clear signs. Not only signs in your parking lot(s) pointing people in the right direction, but signs in your foyer and lobby letting visitors know where to go to get information or where your sanctuary is located.