You may know that I’ve been trying to find a solution for club cards for quite a while. Kids generally don’t mind filling out the card, it is the next step that is difficult… Getting the info to all the leaders in a way they can use it. Last year we would just put a leader’s cell phone (one for guys, one for girls) on the screen during announcements and then had a contest for new kids to text first for a prize. That worked OK.
I’ve come up with a way to have kids input their info on their phone during club and then it automatically updates in all of our leader’s phones. Pretty cool huh? So, a new kid may be sitting in club, and when they submit their info, it automatically updates in the phones of all the leaders sitting next to them. Then leaders can follow up in the following days and thank them for coming, invite them back, etc. (This will also help in the mass exodus by teenagers away from Facebook) I realize this will only work if all of the people involved have smart phones that can get on the web. If I have time in the future I have an idea how to make it work purely by submitting a text message, but that is a little more complicated and I don’t have the time at the moment.
I will also warn you that for some of you this may be a little involved, and unfortunately I can’t provide tech support for this. Others of you will have no problem with this. It utilizes the free services Wufoo, Zapier, Google Contacts, and Celly.
I’ve written a step-by-step guide to help you with this. If you have any suggestions or improvements, comment or email me. I hope this helps you reach more kids for Christ!