Episode 321: What To Do The Monday After Your Preview Service

It’s the Monday after your first preview service. Now what…? 

In Episode 321 of the NewChurches Q&A Podcast, Daniel and Ed discuss what a church plant should do from their first preview service to official hard launch. Here is today’s question: 

It’s the Monday after our first preview service. We had about 80 people come out. Most people gave us their e-mails and said they were willing to answer a few questions about their experience.  So, what type of questions should we ask to those who were wiling to give us their information? In terms of our core team, what type of questions and feedback should we ask them before our next preview service? We will be having one more preview service before our official hard launch in November. 

In This Episode, You’ll Discover:

  • The type of questions you should ask your church between the first and next preview service
  • The type of questions you should ask your core team
  • How to move from your preview services to hard launch 

Shareable Quotes (#NewChurches):

  • “Specifically try to engage the person rather than just survey them.” – @edstetzer 
  • “You can use the feedback form to convey vision.”-  @danielsangi
  • “The challenge is to be respectful, help them to be thoughtful, and also engage them.” – @edstetzer 
  • “For a lot of people it will be a surprise that it didn’t go particularly well.” – @edstetzer 
  • “Don’t pull out all your stops for the first preview service.” – @edstetzer 

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