How to Get Referrals from Churches | 4 of 5 | 05

How to Get Referrals from Churches | 4 of 5 | 05

How do you market to churches? Where do you start? How do you establish relationships with churches?

In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks with Whitney Owens about how to get referrals from churches and establishing relationships within churches.

Meet Whitney Owens

Whitney Ownens Faith In PracticeWhitney is a licensed professional counsellor and owns a growing group practice in Savannah, Georgia. Along with a wealth of experience managing a practice, she also has an extensive history working in a variety of clinical and religious settings, allowing her to specialize in consulting for faith-based practices and those wanting to connect with religious organizations.

In This Podcast

Summary

In this podcast episode, Joe Sanok speaks with Whitney Owens about how to get referrals from churches and establishing relationships within churches.

 

How do you market to churches?

First things first. Remember the relationship. Churches will refer you if they trust you and you do good work. You have to keep that relationship going. Have a relationship with the staff at the churches and the churches all keep in contact, and refer you whenever needed.

 

Where do you start?

Start with your own community first, if you have one. Talk to the pastors and ask how they go about their one-on-ones when someone is going through something and needs counseling. How are they currently referring people?

Afterward, you can consider other churches and communities and make those connections.

 

Establishing the relationships

After the first introductions, take them for lunch or coffee and form those relationships. Instead of talking all about what you can do, ask them how you can help them. Get them to value the idea of counseling outside of the church, too, and work together.

Explain how you make faith a part of your counseling. Keep that relationship going and keep working together with them. If things get quiet, follow up with them.

Another great way to establish those relationships is to get involved in events that are happening in the community to start those relationships or keep them going.

 

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