WHEN I TOOK OVER THE DISCIPLESHIP DEPARTMENT AT CHRIST TABERNACLE WE HAD A TERRIBLE FOLLOW-UP PROCESS.
ARIEL NIEVES / MAY 8, 2016
If you had to rate your Assimilation process on a scale of 1 to 10 what would it be?
In a recent poll I conducted, the average rating for assimilation was a 5. So out of 10 churches, at least 6 would rate their follow-up a 5 or below.
10 years ago I would have rated our assimilation a 0. Or a -10.
Stop struggling with your Assimilation!
Most churches I know struggle with their Assimilation process. The reason is that they do one of two things with their follow-up process.
Failing Strategy #1: Send one email, send one snail mail letter, make one phone call and then are done.
Failing Strategy #2: They attempt to call every first-time guest or manually email every first-time. Churches like yours, don’t have the staff or volunteer base to keep this up.
So as the number of first-time guests increases, their ability to follow up decreases.
Perhaps there is a better way. I want to show you how to connect more guests in less time.
The Secret to Effective Follow-up
Depending on the size of your church, your needs may vary.
- If you’re a church of 50 members, you need a process that can help you follow-up even if you don’t have enough staff or volunteers.
- If you’re a church of 500 members, most likely you are on the cusp of growing but lack the resources to get to the next level. You need to start creating processes that can help you do more in less time without costing you an arm and a leg.
- If you’re a church of 5,000 members, you need a tool that will help you get through the volume of first-time visitors.
I know the secret that can help any pastor overseeing a church of any size.
So what’s the better way? What is the secret to effective follow-up?!
Pause for effect…
The secret to effective follow-up is – AUTOMATION.
Automation is simply operating a process by electronic devices, reducing human intervention to a minimum.