Danny Recommends: First Time Guest Tents

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7 Responses

  1. Brian says:

    Do you have guests fill information out on the same connection card that you use during the service or is a different first time guest card? If it’s different, could you provide a sample of what information the first time guest card asks for.

    We are thinking of implementing a first time guest tent. We already have all attenders fill out a connection card during the service, so I’m wonder if we should have the first time guests fill out this same connection card at the tent or something different?


    • Danny says:

      Brian, great question! Currently we don’t ask guests to fill out any connection card in the service itself. We simply invite guests to drop by the tent afterwards for a gift.

      However, in the past when we did have those cards in service, the info we asked for was very similar, though the format was different. I think the only new or different info we had on there was a spot for a prayer request or a box to inform us of an address change.

      I hope that helps! Let me know if you need anything else!

  2. Michelle says:

    Would you keep your tent up and staffed after a single-service church?

    • Danny says:

      Michelle, I absolutely would! We’ve found that with the right end-of-service promo, you can actually see a high number of first time guests who will stop by afterward! I recommend that you leave the tent up for at least fifteen minutes following the service so that guests feel the freedom to engage with you.

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