This story shows in real life what well done welcome ministry looks like.
Church hospitality ministry is never done. There is no end. There is no finish.
Church hospitality ministry can only be done well – as in individual experiences and examples.
I want to you to listen to this story to see what “done well” looks like.
There are a few takeaways here from C3 church.
1. Church members embodied the hospitality mindset.
Her interactions that day as described all indicate that church members had planned for guests and were prepared for guests.
They took the initiative to help, to guide, to lead, and to interact.
2. She had an experience she didn’t forget.
Listen to the emotional side of the story.
As she explains it, the power of that visit still lingers with her.
She remembers that first volunteer who led her to where her child’s class would be.
She remembers the special words of the Sunday school teacher who spoke to her son.
“It was truly a huge moment in our family.”
She remembers not feeling alone.
3. It was a no-brainer to return.
Hospitality ministry prepared the way.
That doesn’t just happen on it’s own.
It takes good leadership.
That church lived out the vision of awesome hospitality.
You are the ministry leader. Your heart beats with a vision of what awesome church hospitality can do.
What can you do?
Send this video to your team.
Use it as a discussion starter for your greeters and all your hospitality ministers.
Thanks for sharing this video. I will definitely be sharing this with my team
Whether good or bad, people often remember their first encounters with a particular church. If they’re already likely to commit it to memory, it is on the members of the church to ensure that the memory they take with them is nothing but positive. Thank you for sharing.
this is a beautiful message to every church wanting to make a difference in the lives of their guest and membership..thank you
Thanks Margaret. . A few others have privately emailed me about how inspiring they find this video.