Network readers, I need your help! I can't figure out why people aren't completing visitor cards. I know we probably have 1-2 visitors per week, but we're seeing 1-2 cards per month. Here's what we've been doing:
- There is a "Communication Card" in every bulletin, and bulletins are handed out at the door each week
- There are pens at the seats
- Most weeks, whoever is leading worship makes an announcement about the card. We mention that we are glad to welcome any visitors, and ask them to fill out a card so we can thank them for visiting. The card also has a place for comments/questions/prayer requests, so we mention that these cards are for anyone who would like to contact the church.
- Sometimes bulletin announcements refer to the cards for other reasons like "for more information or to sign up, fill out a communication card."
We've been doing this for about 6 months, but getting very few cards.
How does your church learn about visitors? Do you use cards or another method?
Is there something missing in our system that I can fix?