Contacting Approaches

The 8-Step Door Approach The 8-Step Door Approach is an effective tracting method that is much more effective than your typical “Hi, we are missionaries from the church of…” SLAM! (Door slamming in your face). It involves the use of a 10-question survey with well thought out questions to understand potential investigators better. The 8-steps have been carefully crafted and will help missionaries; (1) Engage potential investigators for a few minutes (2), Get into the house or to get a return appointment and (3) Successfully transition from survey to first lesson. It involves the use of a survey questionnaire that helps missionaries.  Below is a PDF of what the 8 steps are as well as a survey questionnaire. The survey can also be used in street contacting and is not limited to just door to door.

8-Step Door Approach PDF

Survey Questionnaire PDF

Golden Questions Golden Questions (GQs) are thought-provoking questions you ask potential investigators in order to engage in a gospel conversation. Too often missionaries make the common mistake of approaching potential investigators with “Hi, we would like to share a message about . . .” Those who have tried this approach find that it rarely works. The first few moments with a contact are critical. It’s the missionary’s job to create an interest to learn more, and I’ve found that the best way to do this is by asking questions. I love the term golden questions, because I think the questions are just that: golden. The thought-provoking questions we ask are among the most important things we do as a missionary. See the PDF below with a list of great Golden Questions

List Of Effective Golden Questions PDF

The Referral Dialogue – No approach is easier, more accessible, and more successful in gaining new potential investigators
than the Referral Dialogue. What is the Referral Dialogue? Simply put: “Do you have any family members, friends, or work
associates who would be interested in hearing these lessons?” This is an easy question that should be asked at the end of each