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Welcome New Visitors to Your Church with These 5 Texts
Welcome New Visitors to Your Church with These 5 Texts
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Engaging new visitors is crucial for growing your church community. A well-timed, thoughtful text message can make new visitors feel valued and eager to return. Here are five essential texts you can send to new visitors to ensure they feel welcomed and excited to come back.

1. The Warm Welcome Text

Send a warm welcome text shortly after their visit to show that you noticed and appreciated their presence. Mentioning their names and referencing something specific about their visit can make the message more personal and meaningful.

Example: “Hi [Name], thanks for joining us at [Church Name] today! We loved having you with us. If you have any questions or need any information, feel free to reach out. We hope to see you again soon!”

2. The Mid-Week Connection Text

Mid-week is a perfect time to reconnect and remind them of their positive experience at your church. This text can include a thoughtful message or a brief inspirational quote to keep them engaged.

Example: “Hi [Name], we hope you’re having a great week! Just wanted to let you know we’re thinking of you. Here’s a little inspiration: ‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’ – Jeremiah 29:11.”

3. The Upcoming Event Invite Text

Invite them to an upcoming event or service. Personal invitations make people feel special and more likely to attend. Highlight what they can expect and how it can benefit them.

Example: “Hi [Name], we have a special event coming up this Sunday at [Time] – [Event Name]. We’d love for you to join us for a time of fellowship and community. It’s a great opportunity to meet more people and get involved. Hope to see you there!”

4. The Service Reminder Text

A reminder text before the next service helps new visitors plan their visit and shows that you’re looking forward to seeing them again. Include details like the time, location, and any special activities.

Example: “Hi [Name], just a friendly reminder about our service this Sunday at [Time]. We’ll be discussing [Topic/Theme], and we’d love to see you there! Our address is [Location]. If you need any help finding us, let us know.”

5. The Thank You and Feedback Text

After their second visit, send a thank you text along with a request for feedback. This shows that you value their opinion and are committed to improving their experience.

Example: “Hi [Name], thank you for joining us again at [Church Name]! We’re so glad to have you as part of our community. We’d love to hear about your experience and any suggestions you might have. Feel free to reply to this message or visit [Feedback Link].”

By sending these five texts, you can make new visitors feel welcomed, valued, and excited to return to your church. Consistent, thoughtful communication helps build strong connections and fosters a sense of belonging, encouraging new visitors to become active members of your church community.

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