Ever think about tomorrow? Of course you do, but do you ever think about somebody else’s tomorrow? When we have families, kids, students, and anyone else visit our church it’s always worth it to think about Thursday afternoon. Why Thursday? Because that’s where real life is lived, on the lazy afternoon of a normal weekday. It’s so often overlooked, but it’s always worth looking at the entire week of those that visit our churches.
Follow a parent on Twitter, or Facebook, or LinkedIN.
Send the mother an email, and ask some questions.
Put a pen to paper and mail a postcard…to the 8 year old.
Capture your most witty and encouraging sentence and text it to the teenager that visited.
Buy them a helpful app on iTunes and email it to them.
This is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to connecting with those that visit our churches, but it’s an iceberg worth tackling. If it’s warm cookies that the purple hairs bring to the house, or the senior pastor that follows up with a phone call. It’s all fair game when we attempt to connect a Sunday experience with a Thursday afternoon.