What does a church hospitality committee do?

Evangelism Committee Meeting Table

Here as 2012 ends and we step into 2013, a common question appearing in my search results deals with What does the church hospitality committee do? Define the goal I've spoken with several committees over the last few years in my coaching phone calls about their church hospitality program.A common thread in these conversations is Where do … [Read more...]

Your Turn: What to say to returning church members

Scolding Church Latecomers or Fresh Visitors

Many of our churches will experience an increase in attendance this Christmas.Last week, I consulted with an outreach team of a church that moves from three services to five services to accomodate all the people, family and friends for the Christmas Eve service.There are many who will come Christmas Eve that haven't been to church in … [Read more...]

Your Turn: What to say to latecomers to church

How to Greet Latecomers to Church

Recently, I was asked the following question via Ask The EvangelismCoach.I've posted this to the community Facebook Page, but wanted to give you all a chance to help pitch in.  I hope to do this on a more regular basis. Ask EvangelismCoach Question from Ed: "How do we greet late comers?Do we need to mention that worship service has … [Read more...]

Quick Survey to Evaluate Your Church Guest Services

This was originally posted at Group's Church Volunteer CentralOn a scale of 1 to 5 (1 being “This needs definite work”… 5 being “We rock at this”) rate your churches greeting and guest services practices:Our traffic volunteers or shuttle drivers have been coached to know that they are the first representatives of our church and as such … [Read more...]

I Can’t Get In

Churches don't let people in

Over at http://www.ChurchHospitalityTraining.com, I've released video Number 3.In today's video, I address one of the biggest barriers that churches put up to visitors who do come back for several weeks in a row.I once  attended a local fellowship for nearly 6 months and still had no friends.   It was a fellowship with about 100 people at … [Read more...]

Free Church Hospitality Videos

Church Hospitality DVD Training

Earlier this year, a church hospitality committee leader called me up to have chat about how to restart their hospitality ministries.Perhaps you have the same challenge they had: People come for the first time, but they don't come back. What can we do to fix that? This church began looking for solutionsby evaluating their hospitality … [Read more...]

How to keep church visitors coming back after Christmas

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Most churches experience an influx of church visitors at Christmas time.Some are out of town guests. Other church visitors seek out the Christmas traditions of their youth. Others are awakening to their spiritual thirst.Churches have special activities that are geared at increasing the number of personal invitations that members … [Read more...]

4 ways to pray for your church’s hospitality ministry

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The problem that many of our churches face is that church visitors do not come back for the second or third time.Churches need to get the core values of church hospitality:Visitors are a gift from God. We have the privilege of influencing their journey to faith. We can lead them to Christ. We can help them find a place to … [Read more...]

Free Church Hospitality Audit 2.0 Released

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Tonight I release another free download resource:Church Hospitality Audit 2.0The original Church Hospitality Assessment was released  February 2007 and has been downloaded over 2100 times. Download your Free Church Hospitality SurveyUse this church hospitality survey form as part of your regular church hospitality review.This … [Read more...]

25 Factors That Shape Visitor Perceptions About Church

25 Factors that Influence Church Visitors

Today's Guest Article is from Steve Fogg: Clear and Simple.He is a blogger from Australia, focused on communications and PR for churches.  I first found Steve through a Blog Carnival on OurChurch.comWhile I'm away on vacation, there will be a few guests posts this week.This list is an awesome compilation of factors that you can address … [Read more...]