What happens after you fill out the attendance pad on Sunday?
We track attendance not only to report to the district but also for internal use. We want to know if someone starts to miss Sunday services. Are they ill or is there a problem? The nurture team uses the attendance reports to do follow up calling.
The completed attendance pages go the the front office where the receptionist enters the visitors into an MS-Excel spreadsheet. Joyce Furtado then takes over and records them into the Master Attendance Book color coded by service time.
Here's an interesting statistic. The 8:00 and 11:00 services both achieve about 98% completion of the attendance pads each Sunday. The 9:30 service scores about 64%.