Tonight I was asked by a guy in our church
to be a “Greeter” which means
I’d shake people’s hands as they come in.
So many churches simply recruit warm bodies to fill the role of church greeter without much
- training, or
into the role that greeters have come to play in American churches.
Greeters are the front line of your church’s hospitality ministry.
They are a vital part of your organized friendliness that helps members and visitors connect.
But how do you train greeters?
(There are only so may ways to say “Good Morning”.)
What does a church greeter training meeting look like?
What resources might be available to help with recruiting and organizing greeters?
Author of The Work of the Greeter, Paige Lanier Chargois has found some insights from her research and experience across the United states and 47 different countries.
Thank you for providing this valuable service. I attend a smaller church and there were several points that we will be able to work on for an improved more complete welcome to those who are seeking to worship together with their brothers and sisters. Thank you. I look forward to going over the presentation power point with our group next.
More Greeter Training Resources from EvangelismCoach.org
- Greeter Webinar#1 – a 1 hour class for greeters.
- Greeter Webinar #2 – a 1 hour class from January 2013.
- You can get the 2 DVD Combo Set of Greeter Training DVDs from the store, or download them here
- See this tutorial on fixing your greeter ministry.
- Church Greeters 101 in Paperback
- Church Greeters 101 for Kindle
Audio Podcast of Church Greeters Webinar
Video Replay of Church Greeters Webinar
You will need the most recent version of the Adobe Flash Player to see the replay.
Who is Paige Lanier Chargois?
Her first solo book is Certain Women Called By Christ: Biblical Realities for Today which is based on the Gospel of Luke 8:1-3.
Her second book, The Work of the Greeter was released in June ’09. It provides the biblical basis of hospitality along with practical directions and instructive information about launching or sustaining a congregation’s greeters ministry. It is part of Judson’s book series covering every task in the church.
Paige has served as Director of Membership and Maturity with the Saint Paul’s Baptist Church in Richmond VA at which she developed the structure to accomplish the Pastor’s vision for small groups. More recently she has served as the Pastor of First Baptist Church in Franklin, VA.
Dr. Chargois teaches theology, world religions, and missions at Richmond Virginia Seminary. She is a member of the Saint Paul’s church family, and continues to serve the Kingdom of our Lord as a church consultant, leadership trainer, workshop leader, and Bible teacher along with being tapped to preach at churches and retreats.
Thank you for providing this valuable service. I attend a smaller church and there were several points that we will be able to work on for an improved more complete welcome to those who are seeking to worship together with their brothers and sisters. Thank you. I look forward to going over the presentation power point with our group next. I hope that your Columbus Day weekend is a blessed and joyous one!!
Your sister in Him,