Have you ever wondered why we ask you to fill out an attendance card during Sunday worship services? Have you ever thought, “The Church already has all my information — why do I need to fill out this card every time I am here?”
This weekly check-in card tells us a lot! We look at them every week to:
• Update home addresses or email addresses if the information on the card differs from what the church has on file.
• Know each member’s normal pattern of attendance, so when something changes, we can reach out to make sure you and your family are OK. (Within the next few weeks, a new technology upgrade now being installed will add this capability!)
• Follow up with our visitors to let them know how glad we are they came.
So next Sunday when you hear, “Please tear off your card, fill it out, and place it in the offering plate,” please remember that this is how your church stays connected with you!
Lisa Helm is the Director of Welcoming Ministries, a new ministry devoted to making sure all who enter our campus feel welcome, safe, and cared for by our Church — on Sundays and beyond!