How to Use Your Fall Festival to Reach Families

ChurchLeaders | 9/20/2018 | Staff
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“How can we get unchurched families to attend?”

“How can we reach families with this event?”

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“How can we get families who come to return on Sunday?”

These are great questions and it’s why you do the event. But the answers can often be hard to figure out.

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Here’s are some answers to these questions that will help you reach and keep families through your Fall Festival.

Get the word out in your community. Families are looking for a safe place for their kids and will come if they know about your event. Here’s some ways you can spread the word.

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Cast vision to the families in your church that this is a great opportunity to reach families. Encourage them to invite people to come.

Provide invite cards that they can use to invite friends, family members, co-workers, schoolmates and neighbors.

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Provide posters that people can put up at places of business.

Do a mail out to your community that advertises the event.

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Use social media to promote the event and have people in your church promote it to their social media contacts.

Advertise on free local outlets such as the news, community channel advertising, etc.

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Give families a great experience at the event. It is vital that families have a great experience. If they don’t, they simply won’t come back. If people are rude to them, if their kids don’t get enough candy, or if the festival doesn’t match what was advertised…it doesn’t matter how much you follow up. They won’t come back. The first impression truly is a lasting impression.

Collect families’ basic contact information. You can’t follow up without it. Here are some ways you can collect it.

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Let them know up front that you are not going to show up on their door step the next week. People will be hesitant to give you their information if they think you...
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