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5 Hints for Guest Follow-Up

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Use this checklist to assure a second visit.

Enlist a coordinator or team to oversee guest follow-upeverything from creating contact forms to assigning follow-up calls.

Consider guests in your preaching and service planning. Don’t assume people know Bible references. Always explain who people are: “Paul was a guy who … .”

Give guests a small gift. If you give the sermon on CD, also offer something useful or fun like a flash drive, package of fair trade-certified coffee or a beach ball.

Let guests know your church will pray for them. Encourage them to share on information cards. Often people visit a church looking for help with a problem in their lives.

Ditch the “thanks for visiting” form letter for something better, possibly handwritten.

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