Clipboard is a mobile form of Intentional Engaging used on campus. It involves workers going to those who might not otherwise inquire at the table. Clipboard uses one simple tool. Clipboard Survey. The first three parts of the survey is Engage, the last part is Inform and Invite. The following are tips we have found helpful for an effective experience.
Clipboard wisely. Interact with students who look like they have time to talk. Don’t be afraid to interact with students using electronic devices. Many times they are just passing time. They are often open to personal interaction.
Clipboard socially. Approach students in groups. Clipboard is not just for individuals. Often a group will take the survey. If more than one responds, record multiple answer on one sheet. Clipboard together. Go in pairs. Preferably guy and girl. If a student indicates an interest in wanting to know more there is a same gender person to continue. The odd gender person can "peel out" while the same gender person continues with "Establish." Clipboard confidently. Have a good introduction. We have found the following to be helpful. “Hi, my name is ______ and this is ______. We are with an on campus ministry and are doing a fun four question survey. Would you like to take it?” Clipboard genuinely. Take your time. Ask follow up questions. The goal is not to get through the survey, its to discover if a person is interested in knowing more. Have fun. Share common interests but don’t dominate with stories about yourself.
Clipboard well. When asking about the “M” part of the survey, turn the board around and let them read it for themselves. Often they need time to think about the information before offering an answer.
Clipboard deliberately. Pair up with another person and plan a time each week to do Clipboard. Committing to a specific time each week is one of the best ways to stay engaged in the process.
Clipboard discerningly. Target age appropriate freshmen and sophomores if on a community college campus. Thank those who don’t fit the profile of your group, for taking the survey. Encourage them to find fellowship in a local church. Don’t own the burden of meeting the needs of those whose level of care exceeds the resources of your group.
Clipboard relevantly. The different responses allow for a tailored follow up. Practice “catch and release” with those how do not want to know more. Teach the Know (curious) responder how to do a One Thing study with John 3:16. Teach the Grow (convinced) responder a One Thing study in the New Testament. Train the Go (committed) responder by involving them in Clipboard with someone else right away.