A Super Simple, Personal Way to Connect with Guests on Monday

We all want every guest family who comes through the doors of our church to stay (preferably forever).

But while that isn’t going to happen, we can get better at retaining guests.

Chances are you have a pretty good process for guests on Sunday mornings, but what about after Sunday?

What about Monday?

Do you mail a postcard? Add the family to your email list? Pray they come back?

While all those things are great (we do them), there’s one more thing we started doing the past 6 months that has made a huge difference.

We text guest parents on Monday, asking if their family has any prayer requests, and then follow-up on Friday.

Here’s a template of the text we send:

“Hey [parent’s first name], this is Pastor Brandon from

Centerpointe Church. I just wanted to let you know that we 

loved hanging out with [children’s first names] yesterday.

I also wanted to personally check if there’s anything

I can be praying with you or your family about?”

Then on Friday, we’ll follow up with a text similar to this:

“Hi [parent’s first name] just wanted to let you know I’ve been

praying for you and your family this week.

[Insert question about prayer request if they gave one-

Example: I know you said Billy wasn’t feeling well, how’s he doing?].

If there’s anything you need, please let me know.”

It’s super simple, but it’s a powerful personal touch that let’s parents know we care about them and want to be part of their lives.

More and more we’re learning that it’s not so much about being flashy or cutting edge; it’s about letting people know we truly care about them and what’s happening in their lives.

How do you follow-up with guests outside of Sundays? Leave a comment!

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Brandon Horst

I am passionate about family, especially my amazing wife, Hannah, my daughter, Emery, and my son Tristan. I am also passionate about helping Family Ministry Leaders lead better. I love new ideas, innovation, and collaborating with other leaders to make those ideas and innovations better. I currently serve as the Next Gen Pastor at Centerpointe Church in Fairfax, VA.

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Brandon Horst

I am passionate about family, especially my amazing wife, Hannah, my daughter, Emery, and my son Tristan. I am also passionate about helping Family Ministry Leaders lead better. I love new ideas, innovation, and collaborating with other leaders to make those ideas and innovations better. I currently serve as the Next Gen Pastor at Centerpointe Church in Fairfax, VA.

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