Along with that, ministries must work to find a way to reach those who have become disconnected from the church. These are people who would call themselves Christians, and yet either:
- Don’t feel the need to attend church.
- Won’t commit to attending just one church, and so lack in attendance.
- Are looking for a church to meet some need other than a spiritual one (perhaps placing a stronger focus on the social aspect, or the activities the church can provide, rather than seeking a place to connect and grow spiritually).
- Learn trends in church attendance.
- Understand who church seekers are and how to reach them.
- How to use technology to expand your reach
Servant Keeper is just one of the technologies you can use to expand your reach and help increase attendance.
Better Attendance Tracking
It’s difficult to increase attendance if you’re not measuring it. Servant Keeper gives you a variety of tools to help you track attendance.
- Track attendance based on quick counts, or by name that you can select by name from a list of people expected (as well as add new attendees by name) at your services, classes and small groups.
- Use an app to take attendance on the go.
- Pull attendance reports in seconds.
Easy Communication with Those Missing from your Services
Servant Keeper gives several ways to reach out to people in your ministry who haven’t attended recently.
- Create a smart group that automatically includes people who have missed Sunday Services for more than 2 or 3 weeks in a row, for example, and send them a personalized email created in Servant Keeper from the pastor letting them know they are missed.
- Create an automated email campaign that integrates with MailChimp to follow up with people whose attendance waivers, and keep them engaged with your church.
- Send a mass text or email with SKNotify (scheduled in advance or sent at the last minute) to anyone who hasn’t attended recently inviting them to an upcoming church picnic or special service.
You can easily help your ministry leaders to go visit in person all those who have stopped attending.
- Pull a list of people who stopped attending and quickly call them, or schedule and assign your pastor or leader to visit them.
- Pastors can pull up scheduled visits and maps and directions from within Servant Keeper on their phone, while they’re out visiting.
These are just a few of the ways Servant Keeper can help you reach out and keep people engaged with your ministry to encourage and increase attendance.