Conference: Red Carpet Hospitality Seminar – Chambersburg, PA September 2015

Red Carpet Hospitality Chambersburg PA

What barriers keep your church visitors from returning?

Every church wants their first time visitors to come back and begin to

  • Find their own faith in Jesus Christ.
  • Find a place to serve with their gifts and talents
  • Find a place to make a difference in advancing the kingdom of God.

All of this begins as visitors attend and then connect with your church.

But when they don’t return, you often don’t know what happened.

Perhaps you’ve spent money on advertising like a direct mail campaign or business cards members give away. You’ve designed sermon series to hopefully entice a second visit.

You’ve done a lot of hard work to get visitors to come to your church, but they fail to return.

It’s frustrating to work so hard and then feel like it’s all in vain. It leaves you wondering –

Will our church ever reach new people for Christ?

You don’t know what accidental barriers got in the way of their return to your church.

So they walk out the back door, and you are left wondering.  Why did they leave?

When church visitors don’t come back for that second or third visit, your church will not grow.

Every church leader wants their church to have an evangelistic impact in leading people to faith in Christ.

  • A newcomer seeking Christ who finally responds to a member’s personal invitation to church.
  • A newcomer that finally gathers the courage to visit a church after several bad experiences years before.

Perhaps you’ve seen that newcomer in your church, but they fail to return.

If visitors don’t return, you can’t help them find faith in Christ.

Do you make a good first impression?

Do you make a great first impression?

The first step to a return visit starts with a great first impression.

A good first impression can lead to a second visit.

A second visit leads to a third visit.

Additional visits provide more opportunity for your church visitor to make new friends.

Keep your visitors coming back and making friends, and hopefully,

  • they might find faith in Christ along the way, or
  • they might find that place to serve in your church’s ministries!

Red Carpet Hospitality Conference


We wanted you to know about more impacts from your time with us. We’ve had a few folks here at Nineveh really engage your teaching on hospitality. The one that sticks with us is the change from “inviting people to return next Sunday” to “finding a friend.”

We’ve had much discussion around giving folks “10 minutes of friendship,” and are reshaping our greeting ministry with that in mind. So thanks for sharing that insight!

I’ve also had some echoes of appreciation for your time with our Presbytery teaching on personal evangelism. Many felt that it’s just what our churches need at this time in our life together.

Emrys Tyler, Pastor


If you are near Chambersburg PA (USA), attend this one day church leaders conference focused on helping you start creatively thinking about ways to solve this puzzle for your congregation.

Some of what you will cover:

  • How Hospitality Serves the Growth of the Church
  • What hidden barriers keep visitors away and how to fix them
  • 8 Reasons your visitors wont come back
  • How to help visitors begin to make a friend
  • How to help your volunteers excel in their hospitality ministry.
  • How physical facilities shape first impressions and some possible quick fixes for under $100
  • Principles of organizing your hospitality ministry
  • 5 systems that affect your organization
  • What techniques can not accomplish
  • Possible ways to organize your teams.
  • The flow chart of a visitor’s experience

I found Chris’ approach extremely helpful as he spoke using a language accessible to clergy and laypersons.  He has organized and developed his information which makes it much easier for me to teach elders, deacons, and volunteers to practice hospitality.

Chris provides more than sound bites, he provides a methodology for churches to begin using, so they would then be able to adapt to their own particular context.

Most people charged with serving as greeters in the church may not only have no clue to what they are doing, without this training they may even be harmful to the work of greeting and hospitality.

Chris spent time with the seminar participants to help them move away from a less than gracious approach to newcomers and instead, to see it as a calling or an opportunity to share the peace of Jesus Christ.

Rev. Ernest Gardner, III


Who is this Conference For

Wise church leaders will review their hospitality systems and look for unnecessary barriers that keep those church visitors from coming back. Wise church leaders will do advance hospitality preparations in expectation of new church visitors.

Whether you are the

  • Senior Pastor
  • Head of the Greeter / Ushers.
  • The leader of your church hospitality ministry
  • Chair of the committee that oversees your church welcome ministry

Wise hospitality ministry leaders will

  • Review their facility navigation
  • Review their current facility appearance.
  • Review their church visitor follow-up process.
  • Review their status of current hospitality ministries
  • Review their current church greeter process / volunteers
  • Review their process to how they get church visitor contact information.

Doing this kind of review will often reveal a bunch of

  • We need to fix this.
  • We ought-a
  • We should have . . .

Each time your team does a review of it’s systems, you’ll

  • Tweak what has broken
  • Think of what might be missing and provide it
  • Think of how to improve your welcome and greeter process.

By improving your welcome of church visitors, you can impress the visitor who is church shopping, whether they are Christian yet or not.

You can have a worship experience that helps people encounter God.

You can put some new touches on your building and grounds to help your visitors and members easily navigate your facility.

Set aside the time to do this

At the Red Carpet Hospitality Seminar, you will have time to do this with your team and volunteers.

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 10 different countries.

Chris has distilled dozens of books and 20 years of hospitality teaching into this one day seminar to help your committee have a laser like focus on these issues.  You can follow the trail he’s made, rather than creating one your self.

Register online for free.

You’ll receive reminders as the conference draws near.

We encourage you to bring your ministry leadership team to this event.

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


Details:

Where: Central Presbyterian Church, 40 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg, PA 17201

When: September 26, 2015, 9am to 4:30pm

Cost: Free to attend.  Lunch will be available for purchase at the event for $7.

How to Register

 

Comments from Participants

  • It’s comprehensive, vital and helpful. Not a business model, but a formational model rooted in the biblical vision of the Kingdom.
  • Lots of info about the logistics of visitors, hospitality, etc.
  • You will learn some practical things to help your church be a warm and welcoming place for visitors.
  • It gives a solid concept of building a hospitality team and ministry in church.
  • Want to learn how to engage visitors to the church? Go hear Chris speak. He spells it out for you.
  • It will help you understand the importance of hospitality and how to implement a plan.

More Reasons to Attend Red Carpet Hospitality Seminar

So you’ve put together a hospitality committee . . .

  • These committee members desire to help your church grow.
  • They want to help newcomers find a relationship with Jesus.
  • They want newcomers to connect with members of the church.
  • They desire to make the right moves in improving the church hospitality program.

Some volunteers are new to hospitality ministries and have no idea where to start making improvements.

Other members are appointed by the pastor to fix the problems.

They feel the pressure to “make hospitality work.”

So they search the internet for subjects like:

  • church visitor welcome and
  • hospitality at church
  • ideas for church hospitality programs

With so much information available, where do they start to fix the broken system?

Perhaps you were

  • Recently recruited to serve on your church’s hospitality committee.
  • Asked to start your church’s hospitality ministry.
  • Asked to train your church hospitality team.
  • Appointed by your pastor to figure out how to warm up your church’s welcome.

You don’t need to recreate the wheel.

You just need to somewhere to start.

You just need a refresher to help you get a great overview of your system.

Register Yourself for the Red Carpet Hospitality Conference

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Has your welcome ministry been neglected?

Maybe you realize that your hospitality ministry has run on auto-pilot for the last few years. It has decayed to the point where something has to be done.

Inertia and inefficiency always creep in to systems, and churches are no different.

Perhaps your church has accidentally created barriers to helping that first time visitor decide to return for a following Sunday. It happens when things are running on autopilot.

You don’t give them a good impression, nor wow them with love and welcome.

You simply hand them a bulletin, and maybe say good morning.

You could spend a few thousand dollars on getting people to 100 additional people to attend your service. But if only one out of a hundred return for a second service, you’re successful marketing efforts are wasted on the lack of retention.

If you are planning

  • a huge outreach,
  • a direct mail campaign
  • launch of a Vacation Bible School
  • social media blitz to get people to a new sermon series

then are you ready to receive the people who come, or will a poor welcome undermine all your advance work and prayer?

Help Your Visitors Make that decision to come back.

Hospitality to first time visitors is one critical element to growing your church.

It plays a huge role in helping visitors decide to make that all important second visit.

Your church can make an eternal difference in the life of your visitors, if you can help them come back on a regular basis.

Every church wants their first time church visitors to come back and start connecting.

Every church wants newcomers to connect and find faith, friendships, and a place to serve in the transformation of a community.

Register Yourself for the Red Carpet Hospitality Seminar

Do you have all your church hospitality systems but still feel like your volunteers are disorganized and lack the vision for your church’s hospitality?

How do you create a vision for red carpet church hospitality that is beyond the pastor and church hospitality committee?

Maybe you realize that your hospitality ministry has run on auto-pilot for the last few years. It has decayed to the point where something has to be done.

Inertia and inefficiency always creep in to systems, and churches are no different.

Perhaps your church has accidentally created barriers to helping that first time visitor decide to return for a following Sunday. It happens when things are running on autopilot.

Your systems and processes for your church’s hospitality can always be improved, and decaying systems can be refreshed.

Hospitality ministry is not about marketing to get visitors.

Rather, it is about giving a great impression to your visitor and helping them make a decision to return and learn more about your congregation’s ministry, mission, and people.

Your hospitality ministry can be improved with some attention given to it.  This seminar is geared to hospitality teams in small to mid-size churches that want to start, grow, or re-fresh their hospitality ministry.

Chris Walker will help you take your hospitality ministry to the next level at the “Red Carpet Hospitality Seminar” at Central Presbyterian Church, 40 Lincoln Way West, Chambersburg, PA 17201

September 26, 2015

Conference–Evangelism Ignite, Montreat NC, September 11-12

Evangelism Ignite Christ Community ChurchHas your passion for personal evangelism diminished?

Does fear stand in your way of sharing your faith in Jesus with friends?

Do you want to find a comfortable way to share your faith, without being forced to stand on the street corner?

Passion is the fuel that helps you persevere through the blockages and inertia that stands in your way.

Once you light a flame, it only burns so bright.

Then, without fresh fuel, it’ll fade.

Passion is like fuel — it burns and needs to be replaced.

Evangelism Ignite:

Join Chris Walker of EvangelismCoach.org and Jeanne Kraak of PRMI.org  will be with Christ Community Church of Montreat NC to share practical principles of personal evangelism.

Chris has uncovered some principles of personal evangelism that will help even the most timid joyfully share their faith without being the obnoxious evangelist.

Podcast Interviews Related to Evangelism Ignite

Details for Evangelism Ignite

Date

September 11-12, 2015

Friday night begins at 7pm

Saturday begins at 9am to 3:30pm

Where

Christ Community Church

Gaither Chapel/Fellowship Hall, 310 Gaither Circle, Montreat, NC 28757

Cost

A love offering will be received for the work and ministry of PRMI.

Lunch can be available for $5 collected at the door.  Make your reservation for lunch when you register.

Register Here

Registration is hosted at the Dunamis Institute, a ministry of PRMI.org

Register here: http://dunamisinstitute.org/events/master-calendar?task=view_event&event_id=228

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Evangelismania for Life Conference Milford Delaware, June 2015

EvangelismMania For Life Conference Logo, Milford DE, June 2015 EvangelismCoach Personal Evangelism ConferenceImagine:

  • You confidently answer a question about why you follow Jesus.
  • Your friend asks you how you became a Christian and you give a clear story.
  • You share the gospel story without being tongue-tied.

Just this week, I met a church member who felt that evangelism was not doable because he felt he had

  • no talent,
  • no skill,
  • nor verbally eloquent like his pastor.

My friend lacked any confidence that he could witness to anyone.

Maybe you feel the same way. You find personal evangelism intimidating. You would rather clean a pig sty instead of talking about Jesus to your friends.

I was.

Learn how Personal Evangelism can be Natural

Speaking at Your Evangelism EventThe EvangelismMania for Life conference will help you overcome those natural fears and find fresh freedom in sharing your faith.

As you go through the seminar with Chris Walker, you’ll

  • Learn to recognize God given moments to talk about your faith
  • Discover evangelism can be as normal and natural as breathing.
  • Find and develop the four core evangelism skills you need, even if you don’t know your Bible.

Discover a compassion for the lost and learn how to share your faith.

This seminar is designed to give you a clear understanding of personal evangelism which results in a compassion that swallows fear and equips you to be effective in everyday life.

It’s designed to move you from clumsy to confident in just ONE day.

Coming to Milford Delaware, June 27, 2015

If you live in or near the Milford MD or central Eastern Shore area you don’t want to miss this FREE event. . . .

Chris will help you find the same confidence that has helps him talk about his faith in Christ to anyone who asks. He used to be the obnoxious evangelist no one wants to be and has learned core skills to make evangelism.


The seminar dispelled the fears associated with evangelism. Both personal stories and Biblical truth provided a framework from which to proceed in making sharing my faith conversationally more a part of my lifestyle.

I would highly recommend this class to anyone with a heart for becoming more verbal in their witness. — Participant


Come to learn some of the practical ways Chris has discovered to share your faith 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.

Date:

Saturday, June 27, 2015

10 a.m. Breakfast/registration,

11 a.m. Workshop I

12:30 Lunch

2 p.m. Workshop II

3:30 Break

6 p.m. Evening Crusade

Location:

Jesus Love Temple, Milford Delaware.


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Cost:

This personal evangelism seminar is free.

It is sponsored by Jesus Love Temple.

Other Notes:

  • Registration information will be shared with EvangelismCoach.org.
  • Lunch will be provided. More information as time draws closer.
  • A resource table will be available, where Chris will provide audio CDs and other items from his resources.
  • When you register online, you’ll receive a complimentary subscription to the weekly newsletter by email, every Friday at 2pm. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Register Here:

Register online for free. You’ll receive reminders as the conference draws near.

We encourage you to bring your ministry leadership team to this event.

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

Who is Chris Walker?

2013ChrisWalkerHeadShot425x287Chris Walker, of http://www.EvangelismCoach.org, is the featured speaker.

He is fittingly known as the 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 1000 articles on personal evangelism, congregational evangelism, and hospitality, as well as a podcast feed, all for free.

He has written:

Chris has also recorded 2 CDs on church hospitality issues, authored 2 DVDs for training greeters, and a 3 DVD set on Breaking Unseen Barriers that keep your visitors from coming back. Plus, he’s recorded additional DVDS and CDs on personal evangelism. All resources will be available at the resource table. Credit Cards will be accepted.


“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


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

 

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Conference: Personal Evangelism for Ordinary People – Eastern North Carolina. August 14-15, 2015

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  • You confidently answer a question about why you follow Jesus.
  • Your friend asks you how you became a Christian and you give a clear story.
  • You share the gospel story without being tongue-tied.

Just this week, I met a church member who felt that evangelism was not doable because he felt he had

  • no talent,
  • no skill,
  • nor verbally eloquent like his pastor.

My friend lacked any confidence that he could witness to anyone.

Maybe you feel the same way. You find personal evangelism intimidating. You would rather clean a pig sty instead of talking about Jesus to your friends.

I was.

Learn how Personal Evangelism can be Natural

Speaking at Your Evangelism EventThe Personal Evangelism for Ordinary People seminar will help you overcome those natural fears and find fresh freedom in sharing your faith.

As you go through the seminar with Chris Walker, you’ll

  • Learn to recognize God given moments to talk about your faith
  • Discover evangelism can be as normal and natural as breathing.
  • Find and develop the four core evangelism skills you need, even if you don’t know your Bible.

Discover a compassion for the lost and learn how to share your faith.

This seminar is designed to give you a clear understanding of personal evangelism which results in a compassion that swallows fear and equips you to be effective in everyday life.

It’s designed to move you from clumsy to confident in just ONE day.

Coming to Eastern North Carolina, August 14 &15, 2015

If you live in or near the area, you don’t want to miss this FREE event. . .

Chris will help you find the same confidence that has helps him talk about his faith in Christ to anyone who asks. He used to be the obnoxious evangelist no one wants to be and has learned core skills to make evangelism practical.


The seminar dispelled the fears associated with evangelism. Both personal stories and Biblical truth provided a framework from which to proceed in making sharing my faith conversationally more a part of my lifestyle.

I would highly recommend this class to anyone with a heart for becoming more verbal in their witness. — Participant


Come to learn some of the practical ways Chris has discovered to share your faith 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.

Dates:

One conference.  Two locations.

Friday, August 14, 2015 at First Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC

AND

Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Jonesboro Presbyterian Church, NC

9:00a – 4:00p

Registration opens at 8:30am.

Location:

First Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville, NC

400 N Bayshore Blvd, Jacksonville, NC 28540


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Jonesboro Presbyterian Church, Sanford NC

2200 Woodland Ave 308 Turner Rd, Sanford, NC 27330


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Cost:

This personal evangelism seminar is free.

It is sponsored by Presbytery of Coastal Carolina.

Other Notes:

  • Registration information will be shared with EvangelismCoach.org.
  • Attendees are invited to bring their lunch, or a list of local venues will be provided for you to visit. More information as time draws closer.
  • A resource table will be available, where Chris will provide audio CDs and other items from his resources.
  • When you register online, you’ll receive a complimentary subscription to the weekly newsletter by email, every Friday at 2pm. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Register Here:

Register online for free. Attendees are invited to bring their lunch, or a list of local venues will be provided for you to visit. You’ll receive reminders as the conference draws near.

Pick your site:

Friday, August 14, 2015 at First Presbyterian Church, Jacksonville NC

Saturday, August 15, 2015 at Jonesboro Presbyterian Church, Sanford NC

We encourage you to bring your ministry leadership team to this event.

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

Who is Chris Walker?

2013ChrisWalkerHeadShot425x287Chris Walker, of http://www.EvangelismCoach.org, is the featured speaker.

He is fittingly known as the 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 1000 articles on personal evangelism, congregational evangelism, and hospitality, as well as a podcast feed, all for free.

He has written:

Chris has also recorded 2 CDs on church hospitality issues, authored 2 DVDs for training greeters, and a 3 DVD set on Breaking Unseen Barriers that keep your visitors from coming back. Plus, he’s recorded additional DVDS and CDs on personal evangelism. All resources will be available at the resource table. Credit Cards will be accepted.


“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


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

Conference: Black Mountain, NC Listening Evangelism April 22-26 2015

PRMI Gates at Community of the Cross“You’ve taken the stress out of evangelism.”

Thus shared a participant at a recent Listening Evangelism Dunamis.

Do you need to reignite your passion for evangelism and learn a simple and natural evangelism model?

“I learned that I could do this” . . . . Participant in Enfield CT.

Register for the Black Mountain, NC Listening Evangelism here.

Effective Evangelism Training

The Evangelism Dunamis in the Power of the Holy Spirit emphasizes

  • learning God’s vision for evangelism, and
  • developing a passion for personal evangelism.

This evangelism conference also seeks to help you with practical evangelism skills in cooperating with the Holy Spirit.

The course uses a lot of the principles we teach about cooperating with the Holy Spirit and conversational evangelism, based on Philip and Ethiopian Eunuch.

We cover topics like:

  • Motivations for Evangelism
  • The Role of the Holy Spirit in Evangelism
  • Practical Evangelism Skills
  • Spiritual Gifts in Evangelism.

Video Testimony

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Dates / Location for the Evangelism Dunamis conference

  • April 22-26, 2015
  • PRMI Community of the Cross
  • 3227 N. Fork Left Fork Black Mountain, NC 28711

Cost: A Love Offering

The event at the Community of the Cross has no registration costs, but a love offering will be received during the event.

PRMI is a faith ministry that is supported solely by the gifts of supporters and participants in our programs.

Offerings will be received at the conference to cover meals, administrative costs, expenses for the leadership team, and to help extend the vision of the Dunamis Project to others.

Participants are responsible for their lodging arrangements.

Testimonies from the Evangelism Dunamis

  • “I liked how the Holy Spirit was allowed to move.”
  • “The scriptural foundation is very valuable.”
  • “There was an atmosphere for healing prayer to take place.”
  • “The ministry is so authentic. So helpful!”
  • “The lessons built confidence in me as to how the Lord is leading me.”
  • “The whole atmosphere was safe and loving. No pressure. Everything is explained and low-key .”
  • “There is a good balance between teaching and lab time.”

Register for the Black Mountain, NC Listening Evangelism here