Episode 368: Growing Pains

In Episode 368 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Todd discuss how to follow up with new guests well. Here is today’s question:

“When you have an influx of a lot of new guests, what is one thing you would encourage your staff, serve team, and deacons, to expect when you have a lot of new people coming into the church in a very short period of time.” 

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • How to prepare your leaders and volunteers 
  • How to process through tracking numbers of people coming in and leaving 

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • The only way to track how many people are coming in and also leaving, is to track the new people.” – @toddadkins 
  • “If you are missing children, you are missing a family.” – @toddadkins 
  • “Do you have a follow up process? If so, is the process the same for kids and adults? – @danielsangi
  • “Have the next step for new comers be really sticky – it needs to involve people and community.” – @danielsangi
  • “What are easy ways you can bring new people to a certain place to have a 5 minute convo?” – @danielsangi
  • “The next step for new comers needs to be easy, obvious, and strategic.” – @toddadkins 
  • “Don’t invite a new comer to a classroom. It is a barrier.” – @danielsangi
  • “People are going to be stickier than preaching.” – @toddadkins 
  • “Make sure to have a clear follow-up process that is not too complicated or overbearing.” @toddadkins
  • “Discipleship begins at the point of following up with a new guest.” – @danielsangi

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Published March 11, 2019

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