As you may know, one of the hallmarks of my Assimilation System – for integrating newcomers into the life of your church – is the weekly use of a Connection Card. This is an information card that is filled out each week by everyone in attendance and includes contact info on one side and next steps and sign-ups on the other side.
As you might expect, one of the questions that church leaders often ask me is about what we do with all those cards after they’re turned in. Well that’s a great question!
In a time where people are hesitant to share their personal information, it is important for you to not only protect their information, but also to communicate that it will not be shared with anyone else. The only way to successful accomplish that is to shred them at some point.
At The Journey, we archive the cards for three months (you never know when you need to double check and email or phone number) and then we have them shred. Taking the simple step of shredding the connection card ensures that your First Time Guests, Regular Attenders, and Members can have confidence that you’ll never be the source of their identity theft!