Ideas for Locating Prospects

Ideas imageThere are many ways to find Sunday School prospects. You are only limited by your imagination. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

Ideas For Locating Sunday School Prospects

There are many ways to find Sunday School prospects. You are only limited by your imagination. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

  • Look at your church roles to see who is not enrolled in Sunday School.
  • Contact newcomers in your community.
  • List unchurched children and families from your VBS records.
  • Conduct a community survey either door to door or by phone.
  • Identify homes where children are playing in the yards on Sunday morning.
  • Compare church recreation participants to Sunday School rolls.
  • Subscribe to local newspapers for information on new parents.
  • Canvas university dormitories for unchurched students.
  • Request information on prospects from mobile home park managers.
  • List church members who work on Sunday.
  • Secure cooperation of your associational office on any prospects they might have located.
  • Request business people to identify associates who are unchurched.
  • Request church members to identify neighbors who are unchurched.
  • Request church members to identify family members who are unchurched.
  • Identify unenrolled parents of children enrolled in Sunday School.
  • Identify unchurched parents of children enrolled in church day schools and kindergartens.
  • Contact moving companies for newcomers
  • Use “I Know a Prospect” cards in the pew racks and throughout the church.
  • Follow up on information received from Sunday School visitors.
  • Follow up on information received from church worship visitors.
  • Request information on newcomers from real estate agents.
  • Report the unchurched attending Outreach Bible Studies.
  • Locate the deaf and blind by checking with community institutions.
  • Check with public health service for names of handicapped persons.
  • Identify unchurched persons in one’s professional club.
  • Talk to nursing home personnel for information on patients.
  • Request personnel at retirement center for prospect information.
  • Locate persons in correctional institutions desiring Bible study.
  • Glean local newspaper for information on newlyweds.
  • Check the hospital reports in newspapers for names of new babies.
  • Send congratulations to those who have been reported achieving any public recognition.
  • Request information on enclosed return card.
  • Request apartment managers’ assistance in locating young adults and children.
  • Follow up on prospects located by bus ministry.
  • Check family members of babies enrolled in First Contact.
  • Use special registration forms for special events such as musical groups, choir programs, etc.
  • Register attendance of every person who attends revival.
  • Check newspaper for families of deceased – offer ministry.
  • Conduct a parents night out for the community.
  • Conduct an age group hunt of a specific area and specific age.

If you have any questions about “Ideas for Finding Sunday School Prospects,” please contact Kiely Young, kyoung@mbcb.org