We’ve been using the check in system for about four weeks now, and I have to admit, I am very surprised at the response on the part of the parents. We had one girl come in last night and one immediately explained to me, “My dad is running late for an appointment, so he said he couldn’t come in to check me in, but my older sister can do it”. Frankly, I hadn’t even thought about it. These are regular church kids. But I was so touched that these parents respected the system enough to make provisions even when they couldn’t come in. Thanks parents!!
Also, last week, we had a girl bring a few friends with her. The girl’s mom (regular church member) couldn’t pick the little gaggle of girls up, so the guest’s mother came to do so. When she arrived, she said that she was there to pick up the girls, and we checked the sign in sheet where it was all written out and explained by the mom who dropped off. I was so grateful that I didn’t have to send these three little gigglers off with someone I didn’t know, hoping everything was okay. The check in system does have a purpose!
So in conclusion, keep it up, small churches. Even if it seems silly right now, there is a purpose, and that purpose is safety! I know I’ll be glad we have it in place when the crowd grows bigger.
Choosing the Right Check-in Software (when you get to that point!)
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