Church Hospitality Ministry Archive

Next to personal evangelism, Church Hospitality is arguably one of the most important ministries of the local church. So many churches fail in this ministry of kindness. I've collected nearly 100 of these articles in a download resource for sale. Visit How To Welcome Church Visitors for information about this ebook

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...]

5 Church Hospitality Lessons from the Honda Classic


I've never  attended a major golf championship until last week's Honda ClassicI was a first time guest in an environment I had never visited.We were invited guests of a golf fanatic who secured 2 tickets for our family (plus tickets for the 2 reluctant kids were free).I do play golf (about 1 time a year), so I am familiar with some of … [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...]

Why your small church should have a reception after your service

Church Visitor Reception

I was an associate pastor in a small church.  We had to carefully manage every dime received through the offering plate.During lean seasons, we had to question every expense in the budget.Sometimes we'd question the value of spending money on coffee and snacks after the morning service.  Our pastor prided himself on his thrifty Scottish … [Read more...]

The Best of EvangelismCoach: 2013 Edition


Looking back over the past year, some particular blog posts rose to the top for 2013.Please consider sharing this post, or some of these with other believers in your network. The Evangelism Tips1.  A Comparison of Multiple Evangelism MethodsIs it possible that one type of evangelism more effectively utilizes and maximizes the talents … [Read more...]

6 Christmas Strategies to Grow Your Church


I've been the first time visitor to churches during the Christmas season.  I have been the first time visitor to a Christmas Eve service where I didn't ever want to go back.  On the other hand, I visited a church on Christmas Eve and was so impressed I wanted to invite friend the following week.What will your first time visitors decide this … [Read more...]

Church Hospitality Audit 3.0 for 2014 is Released

Analyze your Church Hospitality

The gospel should be offensive, not your church members or your lackadaisical hospitality ministry.  Your hospitality ministry in the church is one of the most important factors in the experience of first time visitors that will influence their personal decision to come back to your church.After all, your church won't grow if your visitors … [Read more...]

Video:Your Sermon Starts in the Parking Lot


Danny Franks, Connections Pastor at The Summit Church in North Carolina, considers the importance of preparing for guests who are visiting your church.  Your sermon starts in the parking lot and he offers 5 principles to effective church hospitality and first impressions.Pastor Danny makes five fantastic points about church hospitality that … [Read more...]

What does the Bible say about Hospitality Ministry?

What does Bible Say about Hospitality

The Bible has a lot to say about Christian Hospitality in general.  Two of the most popular posts on are lists of Biblical references to hospitality and welcome.I've updated these lists to include Scripture Verses and a print feature for you to print out what might the Bible say about Hospitality Ministry.If you like … [Read more...]

What is the Next Step after Your Halloween Outreach


In my first church, we chose October 31 as a safe alternative to Halloween.  We planned all sorts of children's games, candy giveaway, costume contest, and all around fun.   We mobilized lots of volunteers to run the games and our small church had a tremendous party every year.Our Harvest Party (we called it) celebrated some of the fun … [Read more...]