The backside of Easter

long time… no talk…

The backside of Easter is always a busy time for us first impression and assimilation guys/gals.  All the hard work that is put into making the experience one that will break down all the barriers of someone who only attends a church once to twice a year is crucial.

The back end of the experience is just as crucial.  This year was a great year where I serve.  We saw 1275 families engage one of our campuses with 312 persons choosing to follow Jesus and 204 persons saying they desire to return to the teachings of Jesus.  Wow… Praise God for such a wonderful Easter experience…27,000 on one of our 5 campuses and 16,000 joining us online.

We have spent the the past two weeks being very intentional about how we follow up with our guests.

Here are a few things we’ve done that you might find helpful:

NewComer:

  • FREE CD at the Welcome Centers with a coupon for a FREE coffee and/or meal on us.
  • Email response w/n 24 hours of them completing a response card
  • Automated phone call from our executive pastor w/n 48 hours
  • Personal phone call from a ministry partner and/or pastor from the campus they attended w/n 72 hours
  • Letter in the mail from Senior Pastor w/n 3 days – specifically asking them to join us for the next weekends launch of a new series

New to Jesus

  • Email w/n 24 hours
  • Personal phone call from a ministry partner and/or pastor from the campus they attended w/n 72 hours
  • Letter in the mail from Director of Adult Ministries w/n 3 days – specifically asking them to join us for the next weekends launch of a new series AND to invite them to “New Beginnings” a class specifically designed for them to answer their questions and give them next steps.

Coming back to Jesus

  • Email w/n 24 hours
  • Personal phone call from a ministry partner and/or pastor from the campus they attended w/n 72 hours
  • Letter in the mail from Director of Adult Ministries w/n 3 days – specifically asking them to join us for the next weekends launch of a new series AND to invite them to “Foundations” a class specifically designed for them address the basics doctrines of the faith and give them next steps.

In addition, we have asked each of our campus teams to personally call these folks weekly for the first month just to check on them, see how they are doing, answer any questions, they may have, and encourage them to connect with us each week on some level… weekend service, life group, life study, etc…

Hope these few suggestions are helpful…

Speak Your Mind

*