Your church visitor will have an invisible list in their head that they will use to evaluate your congregation. As a leader of hospitality and welcome ministry, what can you do about that list?
The gospel should be offensive, not your church members or a 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.
Five body language observations that can help your church greeters detect first-time church visitors
God sovereignly brings visitors to your church. But once people are first welcomed into your church during their first visit, what happens when the service is over? How do you help your church visitor connect?
If your church visitors do not return and make friends with people in your congregation, your church will not grow, will not help new believers who responded to an altar call invitation to grow as a disciple, will not help new movers into your community get involved in your church with their treasures and talents, will not help evangelism contacts via your outreaches continue to seek for Christ. Find ways to be intentional your follow up on your first time church visitor.
Here are six ways to be intentional in helping your church visitor to connect.
I’ve been a church drop out twice: once while I was an associate pastor. Isn’t that funny? As I reflected on those experiences through the lens of church growth strategies and evangelism, I want to set aside the data that is out there and just share my own experience. Why do we make all the …
I asked some peers in some of my networking groups: Is there something more Church greeters can say than “Good morning?” What are some of your suggestions? Please comment on site and join the discussion. This was a response to a prior article: What do you say greeting church visitors?
The best church visitor assimilation tool is not a visitor contact card. Nor is it a complicated data system, direct mail, automated emails, or even a free gift for your church visitors from the beautiful welcome center. Those things help, but they are not the most powerful assimilation tools. The best tool is ....
If you were the first time visitor in a church, would you want to be introduced publically to a group of people you didn't know, hadn't met, and may not see again?
Your own answer to that question may give you a clue as why that is a bad idea.
Don't introduce first time visitors. Introduce your church instead.