Every church loves to have new people come in to worship with them.
Someone attending your worship service for the first time is a big deal. It sometimes explains why most churches give some kind of gift to every first-time attendee. And people love such gestures anyway.
Someone could visit your church for various reasons. Regardless of why they do, creating a positive aura and experience for them, you will encourage them to revisit your worship service. They could even take the next step in getting further involved.
One characteristic of growing churches is that their guests do come back. Your church’s warmth and friendliness are part of the things visitors will remember long after gifts are used up or worn out.
Nevertheless, generosity has its place and makes its impact. So it’s still worth investing some time and resources into your church’s visitors’ gift. You want to gift something that will be thoughtful, unique, memorable, and fun.
Gifts like food items, t-shirts, books, etc. are not the only possible excellent gifts for first-time visitors. Digital products are also awesome gift options for visitors. So, if you’re looking for fresh Digital gift ideas for your first-time church visitor, here are some types of digital gifts that you can give your first-time visitors.
Gift cards are an excellent digital gift option. Why? They are easy to purchase, and they have a long shelf life. Some great ideas for gift cards include; Amazon gift cards (anyone who be delighted to have an Amazon gift card) oil change card and gas cards. In recent years, gift cards have been a trendy choice for gifts.
Depending on your church’s size and the number of visitors you get each year, you may want to allow your first-time guests to choose from a selection of gift cards. If you are doing this, you should include a range of options to cover the various age groups and interests.
Your church probably has a message that communicates the core of what your church is about. Maybe your Pastor has just released an audiobook that probably goes for a price. You could give this to them free. It can be a memorable gift that would minister to your visitors for a long time, even if they don’t get the chance to visit a second time.
If you decide to include something like this in your visitors’ package, it would be thoughtful to offer these digital files on a flash drive – another gift in itself. Having audio sermons stored up in a ChMS like ChurchPad makes it even easier. Visitors can access them and select whichever one resonates with them.
Ebooks are another great gift option for first-time church visitors. If there’s a book that has blessed your church so much or your Pastor has authored one or two books, and you want people outside should read it, then you can include it in your first-time visitors’ package. You can gift ebooks via the guests’ email as well (We presume your visitors’ form has a section for email address details).
Free subscriptions to Christian entertainment channels is one gift option for guests. With so much secular entertainment in society, an excellent way to stimulate godly living among people within our sphere of influence is to make sure they feed on the right kind of content and visuals.
You can give guests subscriptions on platforms like Crossflix, Christiancinema, Faithlifetv, and Pureflix for some months or a year. These channels offer faith and family entertainment that aligns with Christian values.
You could also introduce online courses to your first-time visitors. Recommend a course you’re currently taking collectively as a church and encourage them to enroll as well. This is a way to show that you care about their growth as believers in Christ.
Kids Music CDs and DVDs
For families who visit your church for the first time, you may want to put together a gift package for their kids. You can burn copies of a couple of songs from your kids’ worship service. This way, the kids will even be familiar with music when they come visiting again. Such resources help kids build a life-long faith foundation.
With your pastor’s permission, you can also videotape a few fun portions of your children’s church worship service and include it in their package. When kids watch the videos at home, they may want to visit your kids’ service to experience the fun themselves.