The VIP Program
As everyone know, VIP stands for Very Important Person. When it comes to getting visitors out to your church, they really are important! The VIP Program is a contest that everyone in your church can participate in. You’ll want to secure prizes that will appeal to all ages.
Prior to the week of meetings, inform the people that a contest will be help to help increase attendance at the upcoming revival meetings. The prizes you offer will go a long way toward getting your people involved.
In a prominent place in the church foyer, display the following list that indicates the point values for those individuals who will be guests at the meetings:
(These point values are only suggested. Feel free to change them as you think best.)
Close Contacts: 10,000 points each
(Immediate relatives, next door neighbors, life long friends, best friends, i.e., those whom we have a close relationship with)
Co-Worker Contacts: 9,000 points each
(Those we work with, those we are in business with, those who we go to school with)
Community Contacts: 7,000 points each
(Local, County, State, or Federal officials, all official community leaders)
Casual Contacts: 7,000 points each
(Local business men or women, those we buy from, sell to, or trade with, doctors, attorneys, grocery store workers, farm service workers, delivery men, house repair men, anyone with whom we come in contact with on an infrequent or casual level)
As people bring their visitors to the services, they are responsible to keep track of their own points. Everyone is on the “honor system” in this contest. Perhaps it would expedite the process if a card could be printed that would allow the people to conveniently report on their points. You don’t want the contest to rob the service of a lot of time. A good idea would be to have everyone who brought a visitor stand with their visitors at one time. This would give everyone a sense of how the congregation is working. Be sure you get a visitor’s card filled out on everyone. Announce the contest standings each evening. This can be great fun for everyone, and a good learning experience for your people in the matter of inviting guests to the cervices of your church. Let’s trust that it will be the start of a good habit!