#30 Optimize Service Times – 101 Ways to Attract More Visitors

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Hey Digital Communicators, I’m John Falke from Johnny Flash Productions and Amplified Impact, and this is 101 Ways to Attract More Visitors, a practical guide for churches to amplify their impact and reach their communities. Now let’s amp it up.

Number 30 optimize your service times. Now in the last video I talked about having seats available this time I want to talk about how to optimize your service times so that more people can be in your church services.

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What you want to do is you want to look at your service times, especially if you have more than one service, and you want to see how close they are to the optimal time. Meaning if you’re just to have one service, what time would you have it at? So you’re kind of stating that’s the optimal time. So for a lot of churches that’s going to be right around 10:30 might be a little before or a little after but somewhere around 10:30 tends to be the optimal time. So if you have two or three services on a Sunday morning then you want to look at how close you can get them to that time. And if one service is more full than the other then you want to tweak your times so they’re optimal. So let me give you an example.

Let’s say you have a 9:30 and 11 o’clock service and that your 11 o’clock service is always more full than your 9:30 service. So what you could do is you could tweak your service times. If you’re comfortable with 9:45 and 11:15, that’s going to make that 9:45 time a little bit more attractive than 9:30 and some people who maybe want to make sure they’re home in time for football or something like that they’re not going to go to the 11:15 anymore they’re going to go to the 9:45. If you don’t like having services at forty-five and fifteen minutes then maybe you try 10 and 11:30.

And what that’s going to do is that’s going to have some of the people that went to the 11 o’clock service say, “Hey maybe we should go to the 10:00 service because 11:30 is just getting a little bit too late for us.” And so you find kind of the optimal service times by getting them kind of as close to the single optimal time as possible and then kind of adjusting them a little bit so that they balance out.

In the next video going to show you how do you think bigger so you can attract more visitors. Until then, amp it up.

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John Falke

John Falke (aka Johnny Flash) is a church communications expert from Washington D.C. He founded Open Resources in 2008, which has been utilized by churches from 150 countries, and the Amplified Impact church communication training program. Over the course of a decade he helped his church grow from 500 to 2500 in weekly attendance. He speaks regularly at conferences, authored the Photoshop For Ministry seminar series and has written articles for several major magazines.

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