How to Give Constructive Feedback to Your Church Greeters


A church greeter I never met invaded my personal space.An apathetic church greeter gave me a bulletin while talking to a friend.A church greeter wore so much cologne that my eyes watered when standing in his presence.Church greeters say the dumbest things.The mistakes of church greeters was one reason a family quit going to church … [Read more...]

10 Free Church Greeter Training Videos


I've updated the free church greeter training videos for 2014. Some of the videos I first recorded in 2009 on then current technology look awful by today's standards.I've added new ones as well. By signing up specifically for this list, I'll send you 10 videos for training church greeters. They are free and will come to you by email every 3 … [Read more...]

Top 21 Posts on Church Greeter Ministry


Here are some of the top articles on church greeters at this website.  Please share, tweet, post, and use this in your church greeter ministry.3 Barriers to Recruiting Church Greeters Are church greeters an appropriate ministry for the church? Church Greeters can offer to pray with your guests Church Greeters have more impact than they … [Read more...]

Church Greeter Case Study: An Unexpected Visitor


How can you prepare your church greeters for an unexpected visitor with a therapeautic dog? Rev. Susan and I talk about an experience of the unexpected that occurred during a church visit. She took a therapeutic dog to church and experienced different kinds of reactions to the presence of a dog.From the pastor From a church elder From … [Read more...]

Church Greeter Prayer for Positive Attitude


Some days, your church greeter volunteer will wake up in the morning with a not so helpful attitude. Check out these tweets: … [Read more...]

3 Tips for Church Hospitality Etiquette

3 Church Hospitality Tips

This short comical video gave me a good laugh today.You might use it for an upcoming hospitality training on what not to do.Do you lead your greeter ministry? I've written a book for leaders of church greeter ministry.  Click on these links to read more (at Amazon).Church Greeters 101 in Paperback Church Greeters 101 for … [Read more...]

Your Turn: So Your Church Greeter Stinks!

Smelly Church Greeters

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...]

When Church Greeters Object: I don’t know who the visitors are

Signs of a Church Visitor

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 Church Greeter Prayer for Holiness

Without holiness no one sees the Lord

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...]

A Prayer for Church Greeters #1

A Church Greeter Prayer

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...]