Isn’t it great to be a part of a church that is easy to invite your friends to? At Connexus we love being a church that unchurched people love to attend so much so that we do some special things to make a first time Guest’s experience exceptional.
Here are three things you should know about when you bring a friend for the first time:
1. We’ll Tour Them Around. Connexus is a place where you can be anonymous if you’d like to be and we want to honour those who prefer that. But not everyone wants that!
If your friend is the type who would enjoy a tour of our environments or some insight into the why behind Connexus let a Guest Services Volunteer know and we’d be delighted to provide answers to questions or a tour of the campus. Our promise to you is that we won’t do anything that will centre them out!
2. We’ll Save Them A Seat. You may have noticed that we now have RESERVED signs on some of the best seats in the house. Why? Often first time Guests arrive late to our services because they underestimate how long it takes to register and settle their kids into our environments or they are caught of guard when we actually start our services on time.
Reserved seating helps first time Guests settle in quickly and easily so they can catch as much of the service as possible.
What can you do to help? Just let one of our Guest Services Ushers in the theatre know you have a first time Guest with you we’ll get you seated in these special seats.
3. We’ll Get Their Feedback. We want to get better at what we do! So after the service we’d love to get your friend’s feedback on what their experience was like. Some of the things we like to find out about are:
- Would they come back to Connexus again?
- Would they invite a friend?
- Are there things they would change about their experience?
And don’t forget, if they stop by Guest Services to provide their feedback we’ll also provide them with a little gift to say “thanks for coming today”!
Can you think of anything else we can do to make a guest’s experience better? In light of all of this, who will you invite this summer?
– Jenn Bailey