Church Hospitality Webinar Slides Only and Related Resources

We had a great webinar this afternoon.

Registrations from 10 different countries, covering 31 different states and churches from a wide variety of denominations and traditions.

Perhaps you’re wondering

  • How to improve your first impressions ministry for first time church visitors
  • What to say to a first time visitor.
  • How to train church greeters.

Do you want to retain more of your church visitors?

That process starts with a great first impression.

A first impression leads to a second visit.

A second visit leads to a third.

Additional visits help assimilate your visitor.

It all starts with great first impressions.

Church Hospitality Book Recommendations

How to Welcome Church Visitors, Chris Walker

A practical how to manual on first impressions with study questions.

Fusion: Turning First-Time Guests into Fully-Engaged Members of Your Church, Nelson Searcy

A book focused the mechanics of an effective assimilation process for his church.

Sticky Church (Leadership Network Innovation Series)

Strategy of sermon-based small groups to retain new people coming to your church.

First Impressions: Creating Wow Experiences In Your Church

A book focused on training welcoming teams in large campus churches.

Related Links on

Evangelism Hospitality Products (as of 2012)

The Actual Presentation

Download the PPT Welcoming Church Visitors April 2009


This webinar was not recorded in video or audio.

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  1. Valerie says

    I enjoyed the webinar on yesterday afternoon. It was very informative and thought-provoking. My church has come along way with our “greeting” visitors. Now how can we make them stay?? They come for a couple of Sundays and then we never see them again. It is so frustrating!!

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