Church Attendance Cards and more available free such as Church Attendance Record, Cards, Sign-In Book and Church Attendance Policy to download 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, customize and print for your church administration office, etc.
A very popular way to track church attendance is the church attendance cards that you can insert into the back of the pews or the back of the seat pouches.
These cards (2 free samples below) can include just the name of the person attending the church service or it can include more if you prefer such as their name, phone and email in case they are a new visitor.
There are many ways to track church attendance. The process for the church attendance cards and more vary but a popular process is to announce for everyone to fill out the card sometime before main church service and then have your elders or ushers pick them up some time during the service.
Another solution to tracking church attendance is to have a sign-in book either at the entrance of the sanctuary or at the end of the pew. Members and visitors alike fill in their name to indicate their presence. This process prevents any interruptions to the church service while providing the information needed.
It depends upon your church as to the way you want to track your church attendance but tracking is extremely important.
Church metrics help you see real-time statistics about your church congregation attendance.
The Covid pandemic has sadly and drastically changed church attendance. Just when everyone felt safe about going back to church another variant popped up. When this happened it resulted in the congregation returning to virtual church services and some drive through. These are great but how to do you know who is attending virtually? This question has challenged many church leaders because they have an interest in who is attending.
Why do Churches Care About Tracking Attendance?
Monitoring church growth is only as effective as a church's ability to track attendance.
While growth is not always the goal, understanding attendance patterns is crucial to connecting with members. It's very significant to know who is there because knowing who is there allows church leaders to be aware of who is missing to be able to check on them, etc. If you don't have a way to track the attendance then this gets neglected.
To get who was there, the information you need for the software or form, in every church service there are a few different ways depending on the size of your church.
After collecting your data on your church attendance, you will need a spreadsheet, form or software to keep this extremely important data such as the:
There are a few churches that does not track attendance of any kind but most will take a head count. The health of the congregation is a place where the Word of God is preached in its truth and purity. When these things are not occurring, one external sign of this problem could be a decline in attendance. Decreases in attendance may signal to your church leadership that the congregation itself is becoming unhealthy and may need a renewed focus on these gifts of God.
Lack of church attendance may not always be spiritual health; physical aliments could possibly be the cause of decreased worship attendance. Tracking attendance of the individuals allows the Pastor(s) and Elder(s) to see the trends and reach out to these members through alternative means, such as home visits or recordings of the worship service.
So, if your church is in need of some church attendance forms just check out the downloads below.Click on the link(s) to download the Church Attendance Card(s), Record, Sign-In Sheet and Church Attendance Policy below: