Probably the most asked question any time I lead an Assimilation training has to do with the handwritten notes that you should be sending to all of your First Time Guests.
And the actual question is: Who writes all those notes?
I get this question from pastors of small churches, megachurches and every size church in between, and to them I say:
Yes, there is something powerful about the Senior Pastor’s involvement in the Assimilation System, most notably when it comes to First Time Guest follow-up.
On the practical side, it gives newcomers another point of connection with the person who was on stage on Sunday.
And spiritually, it give you (the pastor) a time to handle each person’s note and pray for them by name.
Full disclosure here – now that we have 70-80 first time guests each week at The Journey, I’m no longer able to write each note personally.
I have assembled a team that helps me complete these cards nowadays, but I still make it a point to write some of them and to pray over all of the names each week.
We’re in the middle of what is typically a busy ministry season in our churches, so don’t miss out this fall…
Take some time over the next few days to evaluate and upgrade your church’s Assimilation System, starting with sending a handwritten note to every one of your first time guests!
P.S. If you’re looking for the most comprehensive Assimilation training available, check out The Assimilation Intensive Workshop.
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