These Hospitality Stories Should Not Exist!


The Connections Pastor could see that they were stuck.  Hospitality ministry workers were apathetic.The leader who oversaw the church greeters saw no point in any more training.Even through the church had a visitor connection card, church greeters, Church Visitor Welcome Packets, ushers and a welcome center,  the Connections Pastor knew it … [Read more...]

Church Visitor Assimilation Training Class


"I wish more church visitors would come back and get involved." This 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 … [Read more...]

Video Discussion Starter for Church Greeters


Videos can make for great discussion starters at your gatherings for hospitality workers or church greeters.Use as a discussion starter for your next church greeter training or hospitality training meeting.I enjoyed the humor and the painfully true characterizations.Potential discussion questions / points :What are some better … [Read more...]

Workshop – Upgrade Your Hospitality – Richmond VA

Connection of Hospitality and Evangelism

Do your church visitors come back a second time?Here in July, it is the summer slump in programming for churches.Most churches slow down their programming during these months and prepare themselves for a fall launch of a new sermon series and launch of many new programs.Now is the time toReview your church hospitality … [Read more...]

Audio: 6 Obstacles to Personal Evangelism

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My foundational seminar is focused on personal evangelism training: The sharing of your faith in casual conversation with one other person. This 1-1 interaction scares a lot of people for a variety of reasons.Some of you have experienced this seminar and have found the freedom to share your faith that you hadn't found before.You’ve taken … [Read more...]

Webinar: Training Church Greeters Resources

work of greeter

Tonight I was asked by a guy in our church to be a "Greeter" which means I'd shake people's hands as they come in. (Twitter user) Being a greeter is much more than shaking hands as people walk in the door of your church during worship services.So many churches simply recruit warm bodies to fill the role of church greeter without … [Read more...]

Pastor Training in Guatemala

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Pentecost is the time where we remember when and how the Holy Spirit was poured out upon the church.The fruit of that day is seen: But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth. – Acts 1:8 (NIV)Pero cuando venga el Espíritu … [Read more...]

Statistics on PC USA Membership Loss 2008

PC USA Membership Statistics

Since the PC USA is where I hold my ordination as pastor, these statistics are of interest to me, and I know that many of the subscribers are in that same tribe.Source: PC(USA) - Presbyterian News Service - PC(USA) records steepest membership loss since reunion in 1983. Membership in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) fell by … [Read more...]

6 Week Evangelism Small Group Guide


Small groups are a great place to find help and encouragement in sharing Christ with nonbelievers.I propose one accountability group as an Evangelism Training Small Group.Here is a sample 6 week group. Week OneRead together Mt. 28:18-20 and Acts 1:8. Use a flip chart or poster paper to list as many observations as you can from … [Read more...]

Material for Church Greeter Training

Church Greeter Training

I've started a new website off shoot of about training church greeters to improve their greeting church visitors:www.ChurchGreeterTraining.comVisit this site to start a video course of church greeter tips and join in the conversation over there.100% Free church greeter training videos for welcoming church … [Read more...]