This is the sixth in a series on evangelism by Charles LaFond. Â See links to earlier posts in the series below.
VI. The functions of the Come and See Campaign
There are six simple functions of a Come and See membership Growth Campaign:
- The direct mail event -which raises awareness
- The training -as to how one tells oneâ€™s story
- The pledge card -so that everyone is working and accountable
- The living room conversations -in which an invitation is made to â€œcome and seeâ€ where Jesus is at work among a group of people
- The examination â€“a self-critical examination of what people will find when they come to see (Is the building painted? Are the liturgies dull? Is the church clean and well cared-for?)
- The welcoming – of those who â€œcome and see.â€
These things are essential for membership growth, and if we do not grow, there is no point to managing the Koinonia program â€“ no need to work to retain and involve a membership which never came in the first place.
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The Rev. Canon Charles LaFond is the Canon for Congregational Life in the Diocese of New Hampshire. Â The Come and See Membership Growth Campaign Manual is online and the 7 minute video summaryÂ can be found here. Â
This is the sixth in a series on evangelism by Charles LaFond. Â Click for earlier installments: Â Part 1;Â Part 2; Part 3; Part 4; Part 5.Â Â Check outÂ Charlesâ€™ blogÂ for the full text. And check out the Diocese of New Hampshireâ€™sÂ Evangelism Toolkit, on its website.