One of my biggest headaches in youth ministry, is the sign up system for events. It is an exercise in futility. Names on sheets of paper feels archaic. I feel like I am asking them to churn butter. Let’s face it, It doesn’t matter how many SIGN UP for “the next beat thing” a quarter to half will not show up. I thought Facebook’s Create Event feature was a god- send but, like all things, it got old. Contrary to popular belief, kids are not checking their Facebook every five minutes, and if they are, they are ignoring our requests to get signed up.
What are your sign up headaches? How can we get more kids signed up and to stay on until the event? Is there a better, easier, or funner (not a word) way?
Have you found a Sign Up Secret that works? Share it with the world in the comments section.