Workshop: Kent Island Maryland – August 2

Do your church visitors come back a second time?

Here in July, it is the summer slump in programming for churches.

Most churches slow down their programming during these months and prepare themselves for a fall launch of a new sermon series and launch of many new programs.

Now is the time to

  • Review your church hospitality systems
  • Recast new vision for welcoming the first time church visitor.
  • Improve the process of welcoming first time guests
  • Evaluate systems and fix what is broken.
  • Look for new ideas to improve your current systems.
  • Help your church welcome new visitors this fall.

All as you prepare your fall activities to launch your new programming.

Prepare your teams for the September welcome.

In this 2 hour workshop, among other things you’ll learn:

  • How welcoming guests helps your church fulfill or fail the great commission.
  • What you need to know about your guests before they arrive so you can serve them well
  • No manuals necessary – how to have awesome hospitality ministry in unforeseen moments
  • 8 necessary traits of a church hospitality volunteer who blesses your guests

EvangelismCoachEvery now and then, church hospitality teams need Rev. Chris Walker of to lead your team in a time of vision casting for your church’s hospitality ministry.

Join us August 2, 2012 for a free workshop for your church hospitality and welcome teams, at Kent Island United Methodist Church, Kent Island MD, where Chris Walker, of, is the featured speaker.

He is fittingly known as Evangelism Coach because of his extensive work with churches in the US and Latin America in the areas of evangelism and church growth. Chris is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA). His website has over 900 articles on personal evangelism, congregational evangelism, and hospitality, as well as a podcast feed, all for free.

He’s written two ebooks, and recorded 2 CDs on church hospitality issues, authored 1 DVD for training greeters, and a 3 DVD set on Breaking Unseen Barriers that keep your visitors from coming back.

I feel rejuvenated in learning to pray after the Salvation Army Quest ministry workshops in Michigan.

Chris is very passionate and on fire for what he speaks about. Keep up the good work!

Dean Groendal

Muskegon Corps, Salvation Army

Come to learn some of the practical ways Chris has discovered to grow your church out of his research, study, and first hand real life experience from serving as a local pastor, planting two churches and doing evangelism work cross culturally in 9 different countries.

Register online for free.

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Event is open to the public and other churches are invited to register and attend.

“Fall 2010 has gone well. I believe the First Touch teams have a renewed sense of purpose and others are doing their part to apply the welcoming concepts they learned when you spoke here. I heard from many folks about how helpful and energizing it was to hear you speak.

Your talk helped us see the need to engage people, not just serve them. I think overall it was one of our most successful events ever, and was a real example of how the momentum is shifting in a positive way.” P Strachan, Midlothian VA.

Chris is a highly accessible speaker who brings a passion and energy to his workshops that is contagious.

Geoff McClean, Pastor



Kent Island United Methodist Church

2739 Cox Neck Road  Chester, MD 21619



Thursday August 2, 2012, 7:00-9:00pm


A free will offering will be collected to advance the Latin American ministry of



  • A love offering will be received.
  • Chris will have additional audio CD resources for sale.
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