The ABC’s Of Bus Visiting

a:-)Bus visiting as easy as ABC

;-)1)Thou shalt not be Arrogant
– Don’t speak bad of other churches
– Don’t join in on negative talk
– Don’t speak badly about other bus riders
– Don’t speak badly about other bus workers
– The bus minsitry is about helping people, not about how (arrogant) great we are
:-(2)Thou shalt not be Boring
– Don’t overload the visit with too much information
– Speak to the parent and the kids 
– Capturing the interest of the kids is the key
– Tell the kids they will be glad they came 
– Let the parent know that we have been running the buses for 43 years
– Let the parent know the approximate pick up and drop off times
– Let the parent know that we have classes for every age group
– Know the limits of speech. If the parent says “yes” “the kids can ride”, then don’t kill the visit with needless and boring talk
– Leave a church card with your name and cell # on the backside
:-\3)Thou shalt not be Confusing
– Slow down and listen to people talk
– Slow down and let people ask questions
– Answer the questions, but don’t over kill with the answers
– Stay interactive as much as possible
– Keep your eyes fastened on the eyes of the one you are talking to
– Watch for facial expressions that signal confusion 
– If there is confusion, accept the blame for the confusion. We don’t want the person to feel uncomfortable with the visit
Strike a balance
Simplify things that are complicated (we should be spending some time in prayer before entering into complicated problems)
Don’t complicate things that are simple( we can’t teach all there is to know to people in one visit) 
As a bus worker it is our job to get people on the bus and make it a fun ride. Sunday school and church will do most of the teaching.
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