Some days, your church greeter volunteer will wake up in the morning with a not so helpful attitude. Check out these tweets: … [Read more...]
Church Greeter Training
Are you involved in training church greeters? Are you the head of the Greeter Ministry? Then this collection of articles will help you with church greeter training. Please share and forward to your team. It's all free.
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I received a good question via email the other day. (Ask your question here). If you have a suggestion to help our reader, please add it to the comments below. How do I approach an usher who smokes and it smells on her?I am not the President of the usher board but would like to know the correct way to approach the situation.Please … [Read more...]
If you are involved in recruiting and training of church greeters, you will likely run into a church greeter who says But I don't know who the first time visitors are!!!! They may use that to avoid answering your call to recruit them for a given Sunday or given rotation on your schedule. It is offered as an excuse that really is meant to say "I … [Read more...]
A holy life will make the deepest impression. Lighthouses blow no horns, they just shine."It is a great deal better to live a holy life than to talk about it. We are told to let our light shine, and if it does we won’t need to tell anybody it does. The light will be its own witness. Lighthouses don’t ring bells and fire cannon to call attention … [Read more...]
Over the next several weeks, I'll put out a few prayers for church greeters.You are free to print, share, forward by email any of these church greeter prayers in this new series with your greeter team. A Prayer for Church Greeters Jesus,You are the Good Shepherd. You are kind. You welcome those who seek you with a kindness and … [Read more...]
Over 6 years of teaching on church greeters, I've assembled many church greeter resources of my own.Here is a quick list of how to get it all and where to find it.For Leaders of Church Greeters I've written a book for leaders of church greeter ministry.Click on these links to read more (at Amazon).Church Greeters 101 in … [Read more...]
Church greeter ministry is a vital part of welcoming visitors to your church.Sadly, this ministry gets neglected, overlooked, or relegated to auto-pilot, ending up with church leaders begging for unmotivated volunteers who fill a space.Church Greeters 101 leads you forward in starting or relaunching the greeter ministry of your church, … [Read more...]
You have a shy person who has volunteered to be a church greeter. . . what are some ways to help this person give the best welcome to your church visitors?Shy people can be introverts, or extroverts in a new situation where they simply hang back to watch and wait.Some have a surge of fear that keeps them from warmly interacting with people … [Read more...]
Videos can make for great discussion starters at your gatherings for hospitality workers or church greeters.Use as a discussion starter for your next church greeter training or hospitality training meeting.I enjoyed the humor and the painfully true characterizations.Potential discussion questions / points :What are some better … [Read more...]
I would love for there to more volunteers for greeter ministry than spaces you could fill. However, I'm not sure there are churches where people are fighting to be volunteer greeters. If you find yourself struggling to recruit volunteers for your greeting ministry, here are 3 barriers you might face. 1. Fear Fear is one common barrier to … [Read more...]