Webinar: Step up! First Steps to Running or Restarting Your Welcome Ministries

Church Hospitality Training WebinarIf you are a new leader in your church’s hospitality or welcome ministry, register for this online class to help you get started in preparing for the upcoming season of welcome.

If you

  • Were recently appointed as leader of your hospitality ministry
  • Want to reorganize a stale welcome ministry
  • Re-launch your hospitality ministry for the next season of growth.

you may not know where to begin.

Where do you begin?

If you are just getting started, you are likely feeling a little overwhelmed with where to begin.

It feels like staring into the fog.  Let me help you get the fog out and help develop an action plan to help you get unstuck.

Sign up for Step up!: First Steps to Running or Restarting Your Welcome Ministries, an online class with other leaders who are in a similar position.

I’ve helped other hospitality ministry leaders breakthrough that log-jam of inaction and set them moving forward again. They felt like they were staring into the fog and not seeing much of anything clearly.

You’ll get your creativity going as you think of ways to move forward with your hospitality ministry.

The cost is an investment in retaining new families in your church membership.

Here is what you can expect to learn:

  • The Two Best Measurements of Effective Hospitality
  • The Master Word that will Help You Find and Remove Hidden Faults
  • 7 Areas to Form Your Action Plan

Details

  • Actions-help-about-iconDuration: 1 hour and a 30 minutes.
  • Instant Access to the recording from the class recorded on July 24, 2014
  • It is a narrated PowerPoint presentation.
  • No travel necessary.
  • Price: $39 USD.

Who is this class for?

  • If you are the new leader of your church hospitality committee and not sure how or where to start
  • Did you inherit a stale welcome ministry and need to re-launch it?
  • Perhaps you’ve been appointed as the new director who oversees the hospitality ministry of your church.
  • Does your hospitality ministry feel stuck?
  • Or maybe your hospitality committee is not quite sure where to start?
  • Or perhaps you are rotating off your committee leadership soon and need to train your replacement.

What will you receive?

  • Instant Access to download the video (MP4 for Windows Player and Quicktime).
  • Copies of MP3 audio to download
  • Copies of the slides as a PDF.
  • The optional handout that accompanies the teaching, along with links to further resources.
  • Permission to use this recording and resources in your congregation.

Cost:

  • This class has a registration fee of $39.00 USD per person.
  • Payable on-line via PayPal OR Credit Card via the order button below.
  • I will not see payment information.
  • You’ll receive a reminder emails with the access codes as time grows closer.
  • You’ll receive your receipt by email which should contain the entrance link that will be unique to you.

Order Now:

Click on the big button below and you’ll be taken to the page in the EvangelismCoach.org store to add it to your cart.

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Who is Chris Walker?

Evangelism Trainer Chris WalkerChris has given Evangelism Training seminars around the US and 9 Countries in Latin America. 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.

Ready for Results?

  • Practical. Based on my life experiences teaching evangelism and church hospitality on two continents and in two languages.
  • Biblical – No compromising of Scripture to get butts on benches here.
  • Personal – You’ll work with me to plan and  apply lessons to fit the personality of your church.
  • Affordable – A fraction of the cost of taking your ministry team to a conference or me to speak in person for a few days.
  • Step-by-Step Help. – You get some great ideas and focus to apply right away.
  • Gospel-Centered – It’s all about Jesus, proclaiming the glorious good and making disciples.

Frequent Webinar Questions

Q. What if I’ve been leading the hospitality ministry for a few years?
You may find that this class will spur some creativity or give you different angle to look at things.

I won’t simply say “be nice to people” or “tell your greeters to say this phrase”  but teach hospitality leaders how to identify shortcomings in their own context and think through ways to fix them.

The get started steps will focus on helping provide a framework for action over the next six months or so.

Questions before the live class?

Q.  What happens if I register and then miss the class?

You’ll be given access to the replay, typically within 24-48 hours of the webinar.

Q.  What if the audio is really awful?

Sometimes, there are problems with bandwidth.  If the audio is really awful, I will re-record the webinar in a studio and make the re-recording available for replay.  I did that with the last church greeter training webinar.

Audio quality can vary based on your audio software/hardware manufacturer as well as your operating system. When using VoIP, the following best practices are recommended:

  • For optimum sound quality, a headset is recommended, preferably a USB headset for ease of use.
  • If a headset is not available, a microphone and speakers are required, preferably a USB microphone for ease of use.
  • If using a microphone, it should be a distance of at least 1.5 feet away from any speakers that are built into or connected to your PC.
  • The use of a Webcam microphone is not recommended.
  • The use of a integrated laptop microphone with laptop speakers is not recommended.
  • Ear buds or earphones and use of the integrated laptop microphone is a workable solution.

Q.  Will I hear pitches for products and services?

You will not hear me sell anything during the webinar.    There is nothing more to buy.  You are buying access to a class and the registration fee helps me cover the cost of the technology.

Q.  Why do I need to pay the fee?

People value what they pay for.  I want people who are motivated to learn and will apply what they learn.  Free webinars are great when I am selling a product or service, where I can recoup the cost the webinar.

What others have said about Chris Walker’s Teaching

  • -Inspirational, re-awakening.
  • Do not be afraid! Evangelism is not scary – or need not be. It can be a friendly conversation.
  • “Attend one. ” You will no longer fear, ridicule or avoid evangelism.
  • More people really want to know Jesus and how to help others reach Him.
  • Good. Well worth it.
  • The seminar was awesome.
  • You will lose your misconceptions about evangelism.
  • Go with an open heart and mind and you will leave fulfilled.
  • You’ll learn to listen better.
  • An inspiring motivational speaker with a message for all.
  • Just do it – You will find that the skills are within, this encourages you to put them to use.
  • The seminar helps you feel more comfortable about evangelism.
  • Tools to share one’s faith with others to help them.
  • Your Church Hospitality Webinar Inspired Creativity

Order Now:

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Church Visitor Assimilation Training Class

“I wish more church visitors would come back and get involved.”

ChurchVisitorAssmiliationWebinarThis is common lament I hear from church leaders.  They might be leading small churches.  They might be managing large churches.

These leaders have put forth valiant efforts to improve their hospitality, increase their marketing, and even provide some programming that would attract new people.

Other pastors might be leading a church in a remote community, or in a high density urban slums where it is dangerous to walk at night.  They may have only a cell phone without a data plan and no resources for a website.  Their plan for visitor follow-up may be slightly different because of access to resources or danger.

But, the problem remains.  The church visitor comes once and then never again.

Leaders occasionally need to review, renew, or refresh their strategies for helping new visitors return to church and become part of the congregation.

How do you help a first time visitor move to regular attendance and maybe even church membership?

Now is a good time for church visitor assimilation training.

Since the Christmas season and New Year’s are coming soon, your church will have lots of first time visitors coming.   It is time to review your assimilation strategies and think of intentional ways to utilize the season to impact the life of your local visitor who is looking for a church family.

It is time to refresh your vision for church visitor welcoming and integration strategies.

Are you ready to receive these visitors?

Are you prepared to help them return and look at becoming part of your church family in 2014?

You can focus a lot of effort on first impressions ministry but forget the end goal of having your guest make that second visit.

You might be leading a small church, or you might be leading a large church, but both face the same questions – how do we help first time church visitors become regular attenders?

Improve Your Assimilation — Webinar

Join me in a first time church visitor assimilation class looking at the theme of helping new visitors become regular attenders.

It is offered on-line for global access.  You can download the video after purchase, along with the handout, the mp3, and copy of the slides.

You’ll receive some fresh inspiration and motivation to examine your assimilation strategy.

You’ll hear hear some ideas that you can implement right away ahead of the Christmas and Thanksgiving holiday season.

In this webinar class, you will learn:

  • How Personal Invitations Impact Assimilation
  • How to Open the Front Door of Welcome
  • 5 Must Have Tools for Effective Assimilation
  • How to Close the Back Door and Keep them Coming
  • Some of the specific questions generated by the audience:
    • How do you get this vision into the congregation.
    • What do I do with a chronic hugger?
    • How often should you train volunteers?
    • How do you get your church leaders on board with this?
    • What are key elements to a action plan for a church that has none?
    • DO you have a book list you recommend?
    • Do you have anything that addresses specifically the subject of assimilation of new members into the church family?
    • We have an old lady that insists on hugging all the new people who come to church. Is this good/bad. How to address this? Some members thinks this repels new people. Help!
    • Is the gathering only for new visitors, or any congregants? Specific members turn to stay?
    • What’s the best way to identify a new guest (besides visual observation)?

I want to share insights I’ve gained over the last 15 years to help you plan to help some of your visitors move towards regular attendance.

This class is for

  • Hospitality teams,
  • Outreach and Welcome Pastors, and
  • Greeters and Ushers
  • Other leaders interested in ramping up or reviewing their assimilation process.

If you don’t have an intentional strategy for helping visitors connect with your church, then this class is for you.

If you need a fix your assimilation strategy, then you’ll find tremendous value in attending this class online.

Take some time now, ahead of Thanksgiving and Christmas, to start thinking about how to incorporate your new visitors who may be looking for a new church home.

Feedback from Participants

  • Thanks Chris…
  • Thank you very much!
  • Encouraging, really like the Simple Next Step Concept and keeping it simple
  • Thank you for great info and your time and experience to further the Kingdom of God.
  • Great start to get going
  • Helpful!
  • Great start. Thought provoking.
  • Thank you.  I’ll definitely check out your web site
  • Yes – very helpful as a neophyte in this ministry.
  • Thanks Chris, I love what you are doing. Keep it up!
  • Thanks Chris, Very inspirational and motivating. I will take this to our hospitality committee and get started – especially with training.
  • Pages of notes
  • Thank you!! I have a good take-away! Things to think about and plan.
  • Thank you so much for your time and help!

Details:

  • Actions-help-about-iconThis was a recording of a live webinar that people paid to access.  For the same price, you can access the replay.
  • Duration: 1 hour and a few minutes.
  • It is a narrated PowerPoint presentation.

What will you receive?

  • Access to download the video (MP4 for Windows Player and Quicktime)
  • Copies of MP3 audio to download
  • Copies of the slides as a PDF.
  • Streaming option if you don’t wish to download the video.
  • The optional handout that accompanies the teaching, along with links to further resources.
  • Permission to use this recording and resources in your congregation.

Cost:

  • This class has a registration fee of $10 USD per person.
  • Payable on-line via paypapl via the order button below.
  • PayPal will process your payment and send you the information.  I will not see payment information.
  • You’ll receive an email with the access codes.

Order Now:

Click on the big button below and you’ll be taken to the page in the EvangelismCoach.org store to add it to your cart.

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Who is Chris Walker?

Evangelism Trainer Chris WalkerChris has given Evangelism Training seminars around the US and 9 Countries in Latin America.

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.

Ready for Results?

  • Practical. Based on my life experiences teaching evangelism and church hospitality on two continents and in two languages.
  • Biblical – No compromising of Scripture to get butts on benches here.
  • Personal – You’ll work with me to plan and  apply lessons to fit the personality of your church.
  • Affordable – A fraction of the cost of taking your ministry team to a conference or me to speak in person for a few days.
  • Step-by-Step Help. – You get some great ideas and focus to apply right away.
  • Gospel-Centered – It’s all about Jesus, proclaiming the glorious good and making disciples.

Frequent Webinar Questions

Q.  What happens if I register and then miss the class?

You’ll be given access to the replay, typically within 24-48 hours of the webinar.

Q.  What if the audio is really awful?

Sometimes, there are problems with bandwidth.  If the audio is really awful, I will re-record the webinar in a studio and make the re-recording available for replay.  I did that with the last church greeter training webinar.  Audio quality can vary based on your audio software/hardware manufacturer as well as your operating system. When using VoIP, the following best practices are recommended:

  • For optimum sound quality, a headset is recommended, preferably a USB headset for ease of use.
  • If a headset is not available, a microphone and speakers are required, preferably a USB microphone for ease of use.
  • If using a microphone, it should be a distance of at least 1.5 feet away from any speakers that are built into or connected to your PC.
  • The use of a Webcam microphone is not recommended.
  • The use of a integrated laptop microphone with laptop speakers is not recommended.
  • Ear buds or earphones and use of the integrated laptop microphone is a workable solution.

Q.  Why is there no group license for this webinar?

I found that a group license creates more work for me and for you as the group organizer.  I’ve set the registration fee low enough for individuals to be able to decide on their own.

Q.  Will I hear pitches for products and services?

You will not hear me sell anything during the webinar.    There is nothing more to buy.  You are buying access to a class and the registration fee helps me cover the cost of the technology.

Q.  Why do I need to pay the fee?

People value what they pay for.  I want people who are motivated to learn and will apply what they learn.  Free webinars are great when I am selling a product or service, where I can recoup the cost the webinar.

What others have said about Chris Walker’s Teaching

  • -Inspirational, re-awakening.
  • Do not be afraid! Evangelism is not scary – or need not be. It can be a friendly conversation.
  • “Attend one. ” You will no longer fear, ridicule or avoid evangelism.
  • More people really want to know Jesus and how to help others reach Him.
  • Good. Well worth it.
  • The seminar was awesome.
  • You will lose your misconceptions about evangelism.
  • Go with an open heart and mind and you will leave fulfilled.
  • You’ll learn to listen better.
  • An inspiring motivational speaker with a message for all.
  • Just do it – You will find that the skills are within, this encourages you to put them to use.
  • The seminar helps you feel more comfortable about evangelism.
  • Tools to share one’s faith with others to help them.
  • Your Church Hospitality Webinar Inspired Creativity

Order Now:

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Do you have other questions?

Please use the form below to ask me other questions that you may have.  I’ll reply as well in the comment field.

Your Live Webinar Inspired New Creativity – Thanks

Over the weekend, EvangelismCoach spent time (via online seminar) with a church hospitality team out in El Paso Texas.

They gathered on a August Saturday morning, hooked up a display and microphone, and piped me from my current location over the internet to receive this church hospitality training.

It was an easy process.

The local person there spent a few week advertising the Upgrade Your Hospitality webinar to her team, and several people made it out to the training.

Here is what Beverly had to say afterwards

Just wanted to let you know how incredibly helpful and well received the the webinar session was. We all left with a renewed sense of hospitality for the fall.

To be perfectly honest, one person that seemed hesitant in coming was one that had the most questions and was “pumped” and ready to receive the body of Christ tomorrow morning. Your passion for the subject helped overcome that objection of “I don’t need this.” JOB WELL DONE!

 Your presentation sparked some amazing creativity and fresh momentum in our team. A majority of the group stayed for another hour to visit and trouble shoot some of our problem areas. We as a group have decided to meet and tour ALL areas of the church and make it a point to personally meet each Sunday School leader.

 This is a church of 1500 members and 5 services spread over 5 buildings therefore we felt EVERYTHING you taught ‘hit home’.   Again, thank you for your leadership and guidance! You are Top Shelf in my books! May God continue to bless you, your family and your Ministry.

Beverly, El Paso TX.


start-buttonGet this 90 minute class for your team

You can easily bring this same seminar to your church via the Internet and inspire your hospitality team.

We can even schedule one in just a week if that is your desire (I scheduled on personal evangelism just two days before it was held).  You don’t have to wait for my travel schedule to be empty.

In this 90 minute online teleclass, among other things, you can equip your team on:

  • How welcoming guests helps your church fulfill or fail the great commission.
  • 8 characteristics 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.

This on-line class is specifically for

  • Greeters who need a refresher.
  • First time Greeters who will be starting this fall.
  • Hospitality ministry leaders who want to cast a fresh vision for their team.
  • Pastors leading hospitality and welcome ministries who want an “outsider” to share.
  • Welcome ministry leaders who want to provide a training point for their ministry teams.

There will be opportunity for Questions and Answers which will fill the time out to about a total of 2 hours.

My desire is

  • to impart fresh vision,
  • to inspire some creative energy to address needs, and
  • help you prepare your team for an outstanding welcome this coming fall.

This online class is not available to everyone on my list or advertised on my website.

This class is focused for your church and your particular context.

You can gather your team in a common location, such as a living room or classroom at your church.

Get your own training

Your church can host me too, no matter where you are on the planet.  I’ll work in your time zone.

As long as you can share a screen and high speed internet, we can do it.

Get your team webinar training here and click the order button.

 

Conversational Evangelism Training Class: Monday June 10 2013

IMG_2093Note:  This webinar was originally scheduled for June 5.

Due to illness, I’ve postponed this till Monday, June 10, 2013.

One question that comes up in my evangelism coaching practice and conferences is

How do I get better at personal evangelism?

This is usually fueled by

  • “I don’t want to be the weirdo on the street corner”
  • “I don’t want to ruin my friendship with people”
  • “I don’t know where to start.”

In this 60 minute paid webinar you will learn:

  • What to listen for in your faith conversations
  • 8 types of conversational open doors.
  • How not to waste time with people who are not interested
  • Why you don’t have to be an apologetics expert to talk with your friends

Each of these four sections will be developed, with suggested take away growth step:

“What can I do in the next 90 days to move to the next stage.”

You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions, share your own stories.

Details:

  • Date: Monday , June 10, 2013 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM EST.  Eastern US Time. Adjust for your timezone.
  • Where: Online Classroom, accessed via a unique link you’ll receive after registration
  • Computer Requirements: 
    • PC-based attendees: Windows® 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server.
    • Mac®-based attendees: Mac OS® X 10.5 or newer
    • Mobile attendees: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet
    • High speed internet access will help you see and hear the presentation via computer.
    • If you want to call in for the audio portion, telephone numbers are provided for: Australia, Canada, UK, Ireland, New Zealand, and United States. Toll charges may apply.
  • Space is limited to 100 people.  Prior webinars have surpassed this number.

What will you receive?

  • Information on how to attend the webinar on the day of the event
  • Free access to download the video after the webinar is over.
  • Free copies of MP3 audio to download
  • Free copies of the slides
  • Streaming option if you don’t wish to download the video.
  • The handout that accompanies the teaching
  • Instructions on how to participate with your own question and answer.

If you cannot attend the day of the event, you’ll still have access to the replay.

For example, if you’re in church that night, but still want to learn, register to get access to the replay.

Or perhaps you are asleep in your part of the world during that hour.  If you’d like to learn, please register and get access later.

Bonus included

This webinar has a bonus feature if you choose to take advantage of it.

  • 30 days of email coaching about your faith conversations.
  • One coaching phone call to review and learn from some of your conversations

This coaching aspect will help you apply what you’ll learn.

That’s a $67 value as my free gift to those who register for this paid class.

Cost:

  • This class has a registration fee of $9.99 USD per person
  • Payable on-line via one of the on-line payment links below.
  • You’ll receive an email with your unique access link for the day of webinar.
  • If you lose it, a reminder will be sent.

 

Who is Chris Walker?

Chris has given Evangelism Training seminars around the US and 9 Countries in Latin America. 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 1,000 articles on personal evangelism, congregational evangelism, and hospitality, as well as a podcast feed, all for free.

He’s produced one audio CD set, and a 3 DVD set on personal Evangelism, and a simple next steps on personal evangelism Audio CD.

Ready for Results?

    • Practical. Based on my life experiences teaching evangelism on two continents and in two languages.
    • Biblical – No compromising of Scripture to get butts on benches here.
    • Personal – You’ll work with me to plan and  apply lessons to fit the personality of your church.
    • Affordable – A fraction of the cost of taking your ministry team to a conference or me to speak in person for a few days.
    • Step-by-Step Help. – You get some great ideas and focus to apply right away.
    • Gospel-Centered – It’s all about Jesus, proclaiming the glorious good and making disciples.

Frequent Webinar Questions

Q.  What happens if I register and then miss the class?

You’ll be given access to the replay, typically within 24-48 hours of the webinar.

Q.  What if the audio is really awful?

Sometimes, there are problems with bandwidth.  If the audio is really awful, I will re-record the webinar in a studio and make the re-recording available for replay.  I did that with the last church greeter training webinar.  Audio quality can vary based on your audio software/hardware manufacturer as well as your operating system. When using VoIP, the following best practices are recommended:

  • For optimum sound quality, a headset is recommended, preferably a USB headset for ease of use.
  • If a headset is not available, a microphone and speakers are required, preferably a USB microphone for ease of use.
  • If using a microphone, it should be a distance of at least 1.5 feet away from any speakers that are built into or connected to your PC.
  • The use of a Webcam microphone is not recommended.
  • The use of a integrated laptop microphone with laptop speakers is not recommended.
  • Ear buds or earphones and use of the integrated laptop microphone is a workable solution.

Q.  Why is there no group license for this webinar?

I found that a group license creates more work for me and for you as the group organizer.  I’ve set the registration fee low enough for individuals to be able to decide on their own.

Q.  Will I hear pitches for products and services?

You will not hear me sell anything during the webinar.    There is nothing more to buy.  You are buying access to a class and the registration fee helps me cover the cost of the technology.

Q.  Why do I need to pay the fee?

People value what they pay for.  I want people who are motivated to learn and will apply what they learn.  Free webinars are great when I am selling a product or service, where I can recoup the cost the webinar.

What others have said about Chris Walker’s Teaching

  • -Inspirational, re-awakening.
  • Do not be afraid! Evangelism is not scary – or need not be. It can be a friendly conversation.
  • “Attend one. ” You will no longer fear, ridicule or avoid evangelism.
  • More people really want to know Jesus and how to help others reach Him.
  • Good. Well worth it.
  • The seminar was awesome.
  • You will lose your misconceptions about evangelism.
  • Go with an open heart and mind and you will leave fulfilled.
  • You’ll learn to listen better.
  • An inspiring motivational speaker with a message for all.
  • Just do it – You will find that the skills are within, this encourages you to put them to use.
  • The seminar helps you feel more comfortable about evangelism.
  • Tools to share one’s faith with others to help them.

 

Webinar: Church Greeter Training February 21, 2013

Greeter Training HandshakeWhat does it take to be a great church greeter?

No church wants to give a bad experience to their first time visitor or returning guest.

When visitors have a bad experience with your church, often your error is something unintentional.

Church Greeters play an important role in your hospitality ministry, but some need some training.

Don’t believe me?

See these related posts.

If you are still not sure church greeters could use some training, check out the opening in this video

Easter is coming

Easter is coming up in just a few weeks.  Are you ready for Easter visitors to your church?

It’s a time when invitations to church are pretty natural

Easter is one of the big seasons where people visit churches and when churches launch new sermon series to help visitors come back

Your hospitality ministry and your greeters play an important role in helping visitors decide to return or not to return.

Use this teleclass to prepare your greeters for this busy Easter outreach season.

You can Provide access to this Greeter Training Online

Church Greeters need training.

I recommend an occasional meeting where you provide

  • Fresh vision for greeting ministry.
  • Review of good skills for good greeters.
  • What’s expected of your greeters.

I’ve put together an online teleclass that you can download.

Read more about how to purchase access to the two part tele here:

http://store.evangelismcoach.org/shop/church-greeter-training-webinars-2-pack/