EvangelismCoach https://www.evangelismcoach.org Practical how-to advice for pastors, church planters, and ministry leaders on personal evangelism and church hospitality Sun, 03 Mar 2019 01:43:57 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://www.evangelismcoach.org/wp-content/uploads/cropped-Logo512x512-32x32.jpg EvangelismCoach https://www.evangelismcoach.org 32 32 6 Week Evangelism Small Group Guide https://www.evangelismcoach.org/6-week-evangelism-small-group-guide/ https://www.evangelismcoach.org/6-week-evangelism-small-group-guide/#comments Thu, 10 May 2018 10:00:00 +0000 http://www.evangelismcoach.org/?p=2011 A six week evangelism study small group to hold each other accountable in personal evangelism to increase the number of conversations. If you want a group that doesn't simply study evangelism, but does it, here is a one approach

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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 to increase the number of evangelism conversations.

Week One

  • Read 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 these verses.
  • How you would define your “Jerusalem?”  Is it a neighborhood, workplace, your circle of acquaintances, or something else?
  • Do the same with “Judea” “Samaria” and “ends of the earth.”
  • Brainstorm how your small-group members can reach their Jerusalems. Write your ideas on a flip chart or poster paper.
  • Commit to pray daily for one another to become more evangelistic.
  • Ask group members to spend the next week asking the Lord for the names of three people they can reach out to.  See Evangelism Prayer List
  • Close in prayer.  Read How to Lead an Evangelistic Prayer meeting.

Week Two

  • Tell each other about the three people you want to share Christ with.
  • Divide into prayer partners, and pray for each other and the people on your lists.
  • As a group, brainstorm ways you can reach out in kindness to your three people. Refer to the ideas you came up with last week.
  • Look at gospel scripts and work at getting to know just one.  See How to Use a Gospel script
  • Role-play sharing the gospel with each other using these presentations.

Week Three through Six

  • Discuss your evangelistic conversations since the prior meeting.
  • Debrief the conversations (see below) to discern what worked and what didn’t.
  • Plan an outreach event–a picnic, hike, potluck dinner, etc. Invite the three people on your outreach list, plus others who come to mind.
  • Continue role-playing your gospel presentations. Discuss together how to answer difficult questions that arise in your conversations with nonChristians.
  • Dismiss again till next time.

Debriefing the conversations

Some questions I like to ask are:

  1. “How did God point out that person to you?”
  2. “Where did you notice God was already at work?”
  3. “What was their spiritual thirst?”
  4. “What would you do differently?”
  5. “What did you share about Christ?”

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Using Tracts for Evangelism https://www.evangelismcoach.org/using-tracts-for-evangelism/ https://www.evangelismcoach.org/using-tracts-for-evangelism/#comments Fri, 04 May 2018 12:40:43 +0000 http://www.evangelismcoach.org/?p=1508 A mother asked about using tracts for personal evangelism. Tracts may not always be useful in every context, but using tracts for evangelism can be a helpful conversation starter, a great seed planter, and the Holy Spirit can use it much later than the day the person received it.

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A mother asked me about using tracts for evangelism.

Tracts may not always be useful in every context, but using tracts for evangelism can be a helpful conversation starter, a great seed planter, and the Holy Spirit can use it much later than the day the person received it.

So at youth group tonight, the teacher gave out tracts for the kids, challenging them to give them out this week.

I have a huge problem with this kind of evangelism, especially among our friends who are so openly hostile to the idea of God, let alone the idea that they need to do something to get right with Him.

I think if my daughter gave these tracts to any of our non-believer friends, their moms would hit the roof.

However, I don’t want to squelch her enthusiasm. I’m really praying about how to respond to this.

Do I let her do whatever, and trust God’s sovereignty?

Do I talk her through my philosophy on lifestyle evangelism and encourage her to hand the tracts to total strangers?

Do I encourage her to learn what’s in the tracts so she can be equipped to start or enter into conversations about salvation?

Using Evangelism tracts

I have used evangelism tracts and seen them produce fruit.

I have used gospel tracts and seen them turn into litter.

I have used gospel centered tracts and seen relationships messed up.

I have used evangelism tracts and seen people move towards faith in Christ.

Because of a tract . . .

using tracts for evangelism

A young man in my life came to faith because of someone using tracts for evangelism.

He had overdosed on illegal drugs and fell into a coma.

When he was found, he was hospitalized.  When he awoke, he was arrested for possession and distribution, and then thrown in jail for the second time.

While in prison, he faced the shortcomings in his character and felt the tug of the Holy Spirit to seek after God.  He took a risk and prayed:

“Lord, if you are real and you love me, on the day I get out, have a person on the street give me one of those tracts that tell me how to follow you and that person only needs to say “Jesus loves you.”  I hate tracts and the people who use them because they always condemn me.  I don’t need a sermon, Lord, but I need to know you are real.”

On the day of his release, he was walking home after the bus ride when a stranger on the street gave him a tract, said “Jesus loves you,” and continued on their way.  No sermon.  The stranger was using tracts for evangelism.

This young man surrendered his life to Christ after reading the how to section of the evangelistic tract.

Fitting into the back story

In that man’s story, the witness passing out the tracts likely still has no idea of the fruit that simple action bore.

A ‘chance’ encounter changed a life.  The stranger did not know the back story of God’s advance work in this man’s life.

There are times in my life when I wish I had one.  For example, I wish I had one in Spanish while talking with my tutor.

In the sovereignty of God, tracts can find their way into hands at the right moment.

The character of the witness

From a human view, the impact of a tract is also connected with the character of the person using it.

When a friendship is involved, your character as a person gives or harms the credibility of the information in the tract.

I have a friend who had been given a tract by a Christian friend.  She put  it on her bookshelf instead of throwing it away.  It sat there for months.

Even when she cleaned the bookshelf, she couldn’t throw it away.  Her ongoing friendship with that Christian began to awaken her desire to seek after God.   That person’s character helped (on a natural level) to keep that tract from the garbage can.

Eventually, late one night, she decided to read it.  It was the right word, in the right moment, all in God’s sovereignty.  She surrendered her life to Christ.  Years later, she’s married to a pastor and serving with him in a small rural church.

The tone of the tract

Tracts have a certain tone to them.  Some are

  • Theological broadsides about minor issues like baptism or King James Only Bible.
  • Frightful to scare the hell out of you.
  • Condemning in tone.
  • Poorly written.
  • Formulaic

If you are wanting to use tracts, find some that are suitable in tone to the message you are wanting to communicate.

Using Tracts

The original question above takes a good approach — pray about how to use them.

Tracts are one of many tools to share the gospel, and I’m not sure they are useful certain situations.

Praying about their use allows you to hear God’s voice and find the leading of the Spirit about when and where to use them in your life.

In the case of the original question, the mother and daughter can talk about

  • how God can use tracts in His sovereignty,
  • how they can pray about using them with their friends, and
  • how they can be a tool to learn the gospel.
  • the theology in the tract.
  • finding the right moment to use them or not.

Tracts are a evangelism tool

Using tracts for evangelism may not be the tool for you.

They may not be the right tool in your relationships.  Perhaps you haven’t found the right one that would work in your relational context.

They may be the right tool for you.  I can use them to pass them out on a bus (which is done frequently where I live), or at a fair.  I use them when I’m in Latin America since I don’t quite have full fluency in Spanish yet.

Join the Conversation

I know some of my readers are using tracts for evangelism. Share your thoughts or reactions in the comments.  Help me answer this mom’s question.

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A Sample Prayer Walk for Your Community https://www.evangelismcoach.org/a-sample-prayer-walk-for-your-community/ https://www.evangelismcoach.org/a-sample-prayer-walk-for-your-community/#comments Thu, 03 May 2018 00:22:00 +0000 http://evangelismcoach.dreamhosters.com/?p=23 A simple prayer walk exercise to listen for the promptings of the Holy Spirit. Neat little time limit.

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I came across an entry at www.jumpstartchurch.com (domain hijacked, so delinked) that has a great prayer walk exercise for personal evangelism, and it is similar to one we use in our workshops.

Try this prayer walk evangelism exercise.

Assignment for today:

Go to the nearest mall.

If the nearest mall is more than a 30 minute drive from your church, then send me an email and I will give you further instructions.

Purchase a large cup of coffee.  Have it filled nearly to the brim. Do not put cream or sugar in it. Do not drink it.

Holding it in your hand, walk through the mall and take the time to notice people.

While you are doing this, pray, “Come Holy Spirit, show me the hurts and hearts of these people, show me how I might help.”

Walk slowly enough that you don’t spill the coffee. Do this until the coffee is cold or until you can’t stand it any longer!

Then, go back to the coffee vendor and buy a cup of your favorite factor and with pen and paper in hand jot down the whisperings of the Holy Spirit and your observations and insights on your “coffee walk.”

Every Life has a story

We have done this exercise as part of workshops, and encourage people to notice God’s activity.

One of our participants despised taking his kids to the mall because it was wasted time for him waiting around.

But after doing this exercise, he was excited about going to the mall. He described his experience with these two words: “Antennas Up.” An exercise like this keeps our spiritual antennas up, sensitive to what God is doing.

Sometimes this activity does lead into spiritual conversations on the spot, other times not. But it is a good way to practice looking for the working activity of God.

Let me ask you this:

How often do you prayer walk and pay attention to the needs of your community?

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20 Fears about Personal Evangelism https://www.evangelismcoach.org/evangelism-fears/ https://www.evangelismcoach.org/evangelism-fears/#comments Tue, 01 May 2018 08:57:00 +0000 http://evangelismcoach.dreamhosters.com/?p=139 When I do personal evangelism workshops, I hear all about different fears that people have. I list 20 different evangelism fears that I encounter and offer a resource to help you overcome those fears.

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Personal evangelism, at least in my circles of influence, seems to be a dreaded word.

At its mention, some people feel queasy, the hairs stand on the back of their neck, people want to secretly leave the room.

On the opening night of our Listening Evangelism Conferences, one participant in Michigan simply said

“Evangelism scares us.”

20 Common Fears of personal Evangelism

Why I hate Evangelism

From an expired link included in this earlier EvangelismCoach.org article, I found “Five Reasons Why I Hate Evangelism.”

  1. It violates the golden rule – most Christians would not want to be approached by a member of another religion the way Christians approach others in evangelistic attempts
  2. It calls the authenticity of relationships into question – are you my friend because you’re really my friend, or so you can convert me?
  3. The moment of truth – we think we must identify a “no turning back” point where you pressure someone to make a decision, and if they don’t respond well, that jeopardizes the relationship.
  4. Asking someone about the Gospel feels like making a pass at them.
  5. If I like my friends, and want them to continue to be my friends, I have a major incentive NOT to try to evangelize them.

20 Personal Evangelism Fears

These are mostly based on Emotions!

Our emotional baggage associated with “Evangelism” is probably the biggest baggage.

Try answering this question:

“What do you think about when you hear the word Evangelism?” (Reese, 11)

  • Door to Door
  • Pushy televangelists with funky hairdos asking for money and pushing people down.
  • What does “one beggar telling another where to find bread” mean?
  • My friend was obnoxious year after year always telling me I needed Jesus.
  • It implies other religions are wrong, that Christians are better

Other lists that I have gathered over the years include:

  • Fear of Rejection
  • To mess up and somebody’s eternity destiny is your fault
  • Interrupting somebody’s life
  • Losing a friendship
  • Fear of offending
  • Fear of what others will think about you.
  • Stuck with unanswerable questions
  • Feeling inadequate
  • Being seen as arrogant
  • Fear of being kicked out of your family or breaking a family relationship
  • Fear of your own weakness, hypocrisies, and inadequacies
  • Doubt and not being certain about your own beliefs.
  • Guilt
  • Fear of being a hypocrite.
  • Drive-by Evangelism

Overcome Your Evangelism Fears

Fear Free Evangelism Seminar front coverWhat if evangelism

  • wasn’t awkward?
  • didn’t take a whole lot of guts?
  • was as normal as breathing?

What if sharing your faith didn’t make you feel like a Martian?

How would your church grow if you could conquer these fears and confidently talk about your faith?

Read more about how to get my audio CD set to help you over come your evangelism fears.

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18 Common Evangelism Fears https://www.evangelismcoach.org/fears-of-evangelism/ https://www.evangelismcoach.org/fears-of-evangelism/#comments Sun, 29 Apr 2018 13:37:29 +0000 http://www.evangelismcoach.org/2008/05/fears-of-evangelism Many books on personal evangelism tell stories of personal fear of evangelism. Evangelism is scary for many, for a variety of reasons? Why does one have to be brave? Here is a list that I have compiled over the years of teaching workshops and seminars and the most common responses that I get to the […]

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Many books on personal evangelism tell stories of personal fear of evangelism.

Evangelism is scary for many, for a variety of reasons?

Why does one have to be brave?

Here is a list that I have compiled over the years of teaching workshops and seminars and the most common responses that I get to the question

“Why are you afraid of evangelism?”

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Bad experiences

  • Door to Door
  • Drive-by Evangelists
  • Pushy televangelists
  • “My friend was obnoxious with me.”
  • Clumsy Apologetics (being caught without answers)

Emotions

  • Fear of Rejection
  • Losing a friendship
  • Fear of offending
  • Feeling inadequate
  • Embarrassment over unanswerable questions

Perceptions

  • Fear of what others will think about you.
  • Rudely Interrupting somebody’s life
  • Being seen as arrogant
  • Your own weakness, hypocrisies, and inadequacies
  • Personal Doubt

Guilt

  • Pastor says so.
  • Jesus says so.
  • To mess up somebody’s eternity destiny is your fault

Do you need help in overcoming those fears of Personal Evangelism?

Grow in Personal EvangelismStart here with this MP3 Download on Evangelism Training from the store to help you see where you need to grow.

It’ll grant you the confidence you need to take a forward step of growth.

In this 70 minute MP3 AUDIO recording on personal evangelism you will learn:

  • How church invitations are part of evangelism
  • How to discover and share your own journey to faith
  • What you can say about the gospel message.
  • How to personally lead someone to faith in Christ.

It’s a 70 minute audio file that takes just a few minutes to download, but it may help you answer the question:

What can you do in the next 90 days to grow in your evangelism skills?

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6 Different Gospel Presentations for Personal Evangelism https://www.evangelismcoach.org/6-different-gospel-presentations/ https://www.evangelismcoach.org/6-different-gospel-presentations/#comments Sun, 15 Apr 2018 08:48:00 +0000 http://evangelismcoach.dreamhosters.com/?p=136 6 Different Gospel Presentations

I compiled a quick list of evangelism presentations in answer to question I received. I link to each one of them for further research. The goal is not "Which one is right?" or "Which one is best?" Rather, pick one and master it.

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Pick any blog on personal evangelism, and one will encounter a conversation over different gospel presentations.

  • What points must one share?
  • What happens if I forget a point?
  • Can I mess it up?

On one hand, it’s great to be concerned about messing up.

We always want to be prepared to explain our faith, and get better at it as we mature in Christ.

On the other hand, God is more sovereign than our mistakes.

He will not deny His grace to another because our explanation was as clear as mud.

God’s sovereignty is not an excuse to avoid evangelism, nor to be sloppy in our presentation.

6 Different Gospel Presentations

What must a clear Gospel explanation have?

A good explanation of the gospel must convey information about

  1. The nature of sin and our separation from God.
  2. The love of God and his desire to be reconciled to the lost.
  3. Christ as God’s plan of redemption:
  4. That God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself,
  5. Christ died for our sins and rose again.
  6. The promise of forgiveness of sins
  7. Belief in Jesus is the response to God’s irresistible grace.

Condensed Gospel Presentations

Different Gospel Outlines

One of the most popular forms (see our series on evangelism scripts) to explain the gospel is the Law and Gospel script by the Way of the Master folks.

I like the theology of the Law and Gospel presentation.

But don’t agree with how some of its users say its the only valid form of the gospel message.  The implication is that if one didn’t get the right explanation of the gospel, you are a false convert.  Or if you miss an element in the explanation, the conversion has misfired.

In my own testimony, my conversion misfired 20 years ago because I didn’t come to faith in the right way.  I raise a similar question here on the starting point for the gospel.

Other gospel presentation scripts include

There are plenty of scripts out there one could use.

Just get familiar with one and start.

Each script has its critics, and its endorsers.

It’s not my point here to pick one over the other.

My point however, is to pick a script and get very familiar with it so that you can explain the gospel clearly when given the opportunity.

I use the  Bridge Illustration as I think it covers a lot of ground.

The imagery is clear.

Practice it over and over on a napkin until you can explain it clearly at any given moment. Learn how to share it lovingly and in the form of a dialogue (the script is not a tool to cream people).

 

Let me ask you this?

What script do you like you to use?

Can you share the gospel message clearly when needed?

See our entire series on scripts.

Do you need help in Personal Evangelism?

Grow in Personal EvangelismStart here with this MP3 Download on Evangelism Training from the store  to help you see where you need to grow.

It’s a 80 minute audio file that takes just a few minutes to download, but it may help you answer the question:

What can you do in the next 90 days to grow in your evangelism skills?

Read more at 6 Different Gospel Presentations for Personal Evangelism on EvangelismCoach.

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Conference: Red Carpet Hospitality Seminar at More Than Enough – Fremont NE April 2018 https://www.evangelismcoach.org/conference-red-carpet-hospitality-seminar-at-more-than-enough-fremont-ne-april-2018/ https://www.evangelismcoach.org/conference-red-carpet-hospitality-seminar-at-more-than-enough-fremont-ne-april-2018/#respond Fri, 06 Apr 2018 17:26:29 +0000 https://www.evangelismcoach.org/?p=17849 Your hospitality ministry can be improved with some attention given to it. Chris Walker will help you take your hospitality ministry to the next level at the “Red Carpet Hospitality Seminar” at More Than Enough in Calvin Crest Camp Conference & Retreat Center, Fremont, NE on April 30-May 2, 2018. This seminar is geared to hospitality teams in small to mid-size churches that want to start, grow, or re-fresh their hospitality ministry.

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Red Carpet Hospitality at More Than Enough - Fremont NE 2018

What barriers keep your church visitors from returning?

Every church wants their first time visitors to come back and begin to

  • Find their own faith in Jesus Christ.
  • Find a place to serve with their gifts and talents
  • Find a place to make a difference in advancing the kingdom of God.

All of this begins as visitors attend and then connect with your church.

But when they don’t return, you often don’t know what happened.

Perhaps you’ve spent money on advertising like a direct mail campaign or business cards members give away. You’ve designed sermon series to hopefully entice a second visit

You’ve done a lot of hard work to get visitors to come to your church, but they fail to return.

It’s frustrating to work so hard and then feel like it’s all in vain. It leaves you wondering –

Will our church ever reach new people for Christ?

You don’t know what accidental barriers got in the way of their return to your church.

So they walk out the back door, and you are left wondering. Why did they leave?

When church visitors don’t come back for that second or third visit, your church will not grow.

Every church leader wants their church to have an evangelistic impact in leading people to faith in Christ.

  • A newcomer seeking Christ who finally responds to a member’s personal invitation to church.
  • A newcomer that finally gathers the courage to visit a church after several bad experiences years before.

Perhaps you’ve seen that newcomer in your church, but they fail to return.

If visitors don’t return, you can’t help them find faith in Christ.

Do you make a good first impression?

Do you make a great first impression?

The first step to a return visit starts with a great first impression.

A good first impression can lead to a second visit.

A second visit leads to a third visit.

Additional visits provide more opportunity for your church visitor to make new friends.

Keep your visitors coming back and making friends, and hopefully,

  • they might find faith in Christ along the way, or
  • they might find that place to serve in your church’s ministries!

Red Carpet Hospitality Conference


We wanted you to know about more impacts from your time with us. We’ve had a few folks here at Nineveh really engage your teaching on hospitality. The one that sticks with us is the change from “inviting people to return next Sunday” to “finding a friend.”

We’ve had much discussion around giving folks “10 minutes of friendship,” and are reshaping our greeting ministry with that in mind. So thanks for sharing that insight!

I’ve also had some echoes of appreciation for your time with our Presbytery teaching on personal evangelism. Many felt that it’s just what our churches need at this time in our life together.

Emrys Tyler, Pastor


If you are near Fremont NE (USA), attend this church leaders conference focused on helping you start creatively thinking about ways to solve this puzzle for your congregation.

Some of what you will cover:

  • How Hospitality Serves the Growth of the Church
  • What hidden barriers keep visitors away and how to fix them
  • 8 Reasons your visitors wont come back
  • How to help visitors begin to make a friend
  • How to help your volunteers excel in their hospitality ministry.
  • How physical facilities shape first impressions and some possible quick fixes for under $100
  • Principles of organizing your hospitality ministry
  • 5 systems that affect your organization
  • What techniques can not accomplish
  • Possible ways to organize your teams.
  • The flow chart of a visitor’s experience

I found Chris’ approach extremely helpful as he spoke using a language accessible to clergy and laypersons. He has organized and developed his information which makes it much easier for me to teach elders, deacons, and volunteers to practice hospitality.

Chris provides more than sound bites, he provides a methodology for churches to begin using, so they would then be able to adapt to their own particular context.

Most people charged with serving as greeters in the church may not only have no clue to what they are doing, without this training they may even be harmful to the work of greeting and hospitality.

Chris spent time with the seminar participants to help them move away from a less than gracious approach to newcomers and instead, to see it as a calling or an opportunity to share the peace of Jesus Christ.

Rev. Ernest Gardner, III


Who is this Conference For

Wise church leaders will review their hospitality systems and look for unnecessary barriers that keep those church visitors from coming back. Wise church leaders will do advance hospitality preparations in expectation of new church visitors.

Whether you are the

  • Senior Pastor
  • Head of the Greeter / Ushers.
  • The leader of your church hospitality ministry
  • Chair of the committee that oversees your church welcome ministry

Wise hospitality ministry leaders will

  • Review their facility navigation
  • Review their current facility appearance.
  • Review their church visitor follow-up process.
  • Review their status of current hospitality ministries
  • Review their current church greeter process / volunteers
  • Review their process to how they get church visitor contact information.

Doing this kind of review will often reveal a bunch of

  • We need to fix this.
  • We ought-a
  • We should have . . .

Each time your team does a review of it’s systems, you’ll

  • Tweak what has broken
  • Think of what might be missing and provide it
  • Think of how to improve your welcome and greeter process.

By improving your welcome of church visitors, you can impress the visitor who is church shopping, whether they are Christian yet or not.

You can have a worship experience that helps people encounter God.

You can put some new touches on your building and grounds to help your visitors and members easily navigate your facility.

Set aside the time to do this

At the Red Carpet Hospitality Seminar, you will have time to do this with your team and volunteers.

Come to learn some of the practical ways Chris has discovered to grow your church out of his research, study, and first hand real life experience from serving as a local pastor, planting two churches and doing evangelism work cross culturally in 10 different countries.

Chris has distilled dozens of books and 20 years of hospitality teaching into this one day seminar to help your committee have a laser like focus on these issues. You can follow the trail he’s made, rather than creating one your self.

 


Details:

Where: Calvin Crest Camp Conference & Retreat Center, 2870 Co Rd 13, Fremont, NE 68025

When: April 30 – May 2, 2018

Pricing:

  • Double Occupancy On-Site Stay $190 per person
  • Single Occupancy On-Site Stay $250 per person ( limited – Register Early!)
  • Commuter – Conference & Meals Only $110 per person

How to Register

Click the button to go to the Conference site and follow the links to registration.


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Comments from Participants

  • It’s comprehensive, vital and helpful. Not a business model, but a formational model rooted in the biblical vision of the Kingdom.
  • Lots of info about the logistics of visitors, hospitality, etc.
  • You will learn some practical things to help your church be a warm and welcoming place for visitors.
  • It gives a solid concept of building a hospitality team and ministry in church.
  • Want to learn how to engage visitors to the church? Go hear Chris speak. He spells it out for you.
  • It will help you understand the importance of hospitality and how to implement a plan.

More Reasons to Attend Red Carpet Hospitality Seminar

So you’ve put together a hospitality committee . . .

  • These committee members desire to help your church grow.
  • They want to help newcomers find a relationship with Jesus.
  • They want newcomers to connect with members of the church.
  • They desire to make the right moves in improving the church hospitality program.

Some volunteers are new to hospitality ministries and have no idea where to start making improvements.

Other members are appointed by the pastor to fix the problems.

They feel the pressure to “make hospitality work.”

So they search the internet for subjects like:

  • church visitor welcome and
  • hospitality at church
  • ideas for church hospitality programs

With so much information available, where do they start to fix the broken system?

Perhaps you were

  • Recently recruited to serve on your church’s hospitality committee.
  • Asked to start your church’s hospitality ministry.
  • Asked to train your church hospitality team.
  • Appointed by your pastor to figure out how to warm up your church’s welcome.

You don’t need to recreate the wheel.

You just need to somewhere to start.

You just need a refresher to help you get a great overview of your system.

Register Yourself for the Red Carpet Hospitality Conference

Red Carpet Hospitality at More Than Enough - Fremont NE 2018
Red Carpet Hospitality at More Than Enough – Fremont NE 2018

Has your welcome ministry been neglected?

Maybe you realize that your hospitality ministry has run on auto-pilot for the last few years. It has decayed to the point where something has to be done.

Inertia and inefficiency always creep in to systems, and churches are no different.

Perhaps your church has accidentally created barriers to helping that first time visitor decide to return for a following Sunday. It happens when things are running on autopilot.

You don’t give them a good impression, nor wow them with love and welcome.

You simply hand them a bulletin, and maybe say good morning.

You could spend a few thousand dollars on getting people to 100 additional people to attend your service. But if only one out of a hundred return for a second service, you’re successful marketing efforts are wasted on the lack of retention.

If you are planning

  • a huge outreach,
  • a direct mail campaign
  • launch of a Vacation Bible School
  • social media blitz to get people to a new sermon series

then are you ready to receive the people who come, or will a poor welcome undermine all your advance work and prayer?

Help Your Visitors Make that decision to come back.

Hospitality to first time visitors is one critical element to growing your church.

It plays a huge role in helping visitors decide to make that all important second visit.

Your church can make an eternal difference in the life of your visitors, if you can help them come back on a regular basis.

Every church wants their first time church visitors to come back and start connecting.

Every church wants newcomers to connect and find faith, friendships, and a place to serve in the transformation of a community.

Register Yourself for the Red Carpet Hospitality Seminar

Do you have all your church hospitality systems but still feel like your volunteers are disorganized and lack the vision for your church’s hospitality?

How do you create a vision for red carpet church hospitality that is beyond the pastor and church hospitality committee?

Maybe you realize that your hospitality ministry has run on auto-pilot for the last few years. It has decayed to the point where something has to be done.

Inertia and inefficiency always creep in to systems, and churches are no different.

Perhaps your church has accidentally created barriers to helping that first time visitor decide to return for a following Sunday. It happens when things are running on autopilot.

Your systems and processes for your church’s hospitality can always be improved, and decaying systems can be refreshed.

Hospitality ministry is not about marketing to get visitors.

Rather, it is about giving a great impression to your visitor and helping them make a decision to return and learn more about your congregation’s ministry, mission, and people.

Your hospitality ministry can be improved with some attention given to it. This seminar is geared to hospitality teams in small to mid-size churches that want to start, grow, or re-fresh their hospitality ministry.

Chris Walker will help you take your hospitality ministry to the next level at the “Red Carpet Hospitality Seminar” at Great Plains Week Kirk Conference, Calvin Crest Camp Conference & Retreat Center, Central Presbyterian Church, 2870 Co Rd 13, Fremont, NE 68025.

April 30 – May 2, 2018

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How to Give Constructive Feedback to Your Church Greeters https://www.evangelismcoach.org/give-constructive-feedback-church-greeters/ https://www.evangelismcoach.org/give-constructive-feedback-church-greeters/#comments Wed, 14 Mar 2018 12:22:00 +0000 http://www.evangelismcoach.org/?p=13817 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. A search of Twitter reveals that church greeters say the dumbest things. The mistakes of church […]

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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.

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A search of Twitter reveals that church greeters say the dumbest things.

The mistakes of church greeters was one reason a family quit going to church and raised their children without faith in Christ.

Another family remembers the pain they felt in being ignored.

Church Greeter failures harm the vision

Any hospitality ministry leader will eventually encounter greeter volunteers:

  • who aren’t giving their best
  • who neglect your guests
  • don’t think of their impact on the lives of your members or visitors.

You are the welcome ministry leader.  Your heart beats with a vision of what awesome church hospitality can do.

It breaks your heart that an awesome ministry experience was not achieved because of an careless greeter or other volunteers in your welcome ministry.

Give constructive feedback to your church greeters

One of the hard roles of a church hospitality ministry leader is to correct behavior that can have long reaching negative consequences.

Let me give you a few tips I’ve used to provide feedback to church greeters and correction to careless mistakes by hospitality ministry volunteers.

1.  Pull them aside and remind them of the hospitality vision.

Personally meet with your volunteer and refresh the vision of awesome hospitality.

Describe what you want the hospitality ministry to look like.

Remind them of the power of hospitality to affect the life and faith journey of people attending your church.

Help your volunteers find their “why?” by reinforcing the vision of life impact that is possible through a warm welcome.

Become a seeker of great welcome stories and use them!

This is what a job well done looks like as Nahdia tells her story of how she found her spiritual home.

The church has done a great job in casting a vision for hospitality throughout all it’s volunteer base.

2.  All feedback should be given in love.

Our goal for feedback to your church greeters is to build them up for their service in the ministry.

When your volunteer knows that you love them and that you want their best, your feedback is often heard well.

One way to have that feedback conversation is to ask questions about their church greeter work.  Ask them to share with you

  • How their ministry is going.
  • How they think their service is blessing guests.
  • Where they are having difficulties as a volunteer.
  • How they think they could improve to be a better blessing.

Taking notes during such a conversation can communicate love and value.  Their responses are important to YOU.

3.  Invite your volunteers into excellence.

You can invite excellence by asking good questions.  For example:

  • How do you think this task can be made more effective?
  • Have you tried doing _______________ this way?

At the church we attend, we constantly remind people that “Excellence increases influence.”  If the goal is to influence a life, then excellence plays a role.

4.  Include Positive Feedback if possible.

Always include positive feedback in your conversations.  Give positive examples of what is working well and share how pleased you are with the right stuff.

Such positive feedback can reinforce good skills, and even motivate a volunteer to better heights of service.

5.  Cover that corrective conversation in prayer.

Prayer prepares the way.

Prayer prepares your heart.

Prayer gives you the time to get God’s heart for your volunteer and for the ministry.

Prayer also gives you a sense of perspective about God’s work in the life of your church and the volunteers.

6.  Regular remind the entire team of excellence you expect.

I recommend a regular series of vision casting meetings with your hospitality team.

I suggest a schedule of at least 3 times a year.

In such meetings, you’ll have

  • an easy on-ramp for new volunteers,
  • a place to provide practical tips for all volunteers,
  • a place to refresh the vision for an awesome welcome, and
  • a place to layout your expectations of the work that you expect your volunteers to give.

Call Your Volunteers to the best hospitality ministry

You carry the value of hospitality as one of the core values of your church.  You’ll need to regularly call your volunteers back to a high level of service.

It’s a recurring cycle in your leadership:

  • People rise to the occasion
  • They slow down and slack off when accustomed to a routine
  • You’ve got to call them forward to better service.

It is your role to make sure these church hospitality stories do not exist in your congregation.

Your Turn

As a ministry leader, would you share with us other tips in how to provide constructive feedback?  I invite your comments below.

What one tip would you add?

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Recommended Resource

Greeter Training DVDHelp your church greeters with this set of DVDs (or download).

Use them in your hospitality meetings.

Use these to inspire your own training.

Greeter Training #1 helps church greeters:

  • The vision of Greeting Ministry
  • 5 Verbs Every Greeter Must Know
  • Conversational Small Talk for Nervous Greeters
  • Saying Goodbye with Style
  • 2 keys to an effective welcome
  • 2 Recruiting Tips
  • Q&A on post service receptions, new Christians, and more.

Greeter Training #2 helps your greeters:

  • How not to appear on a list of crazy things greeters do to embarrass visitors.
  • More conversational small talk for nervous greeters
  • Ways to recognize visitors in a large or small church     <—biggest question
  • How to be a good church greeter
  • The role of greeter in the church welcome
  • 5 Ways to Grow as a Greeter

Several people have found these training videos very helpful to:

  • Show as part of your own training meeting
  • Inspire additional creativity on your part for a training.
  • One took the 5 Verbs from the Training #1 and made a bookmark.
  • They are recorded narrated presentations from an online class.

Each one is approximately 1 hour long.

Order Your Church Greeter Training DVDs

from the EvangelismCoach.org Store

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6 Goals of a Church Greeter https://www.evangelismcoach.org/6-goals-of-a-church-greeter/ https://www.evangelismcoach.org/6-goals-of-a-church-greeter/#comments Tue, 06 Mar 2018 12:49:21 +0000 http://www.evangelismcoach.org/?p=8739 Every Sunday, I see commentary on Twitter about the joys at serving as a church greeter, complaints about experiences with rude church greeters, sarcasm aimed at unprepared greeters at church, and nervous greeters announcing how nervous they are. But if you can help your new church greeters know what to aim for, it might help them to rise to the occasion.

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Every Sunday, I see commentary on Twitter about:

  • Joy at serving as a church greeter.
  • Complaints about experiences with rude church greeters.
  • Sarcasm aimed at unprepared greeters at church.
  • Nervous greeters announcing how nervous they are.
  • Comments that are generally inappropriate for church greeters to make.

 For example, some recent greeter comments

    • Being a greeter is the best job in church!
    • So I’m hung over and I’m supposed to be the greeter at church today 🙁 this will be fun
    • First thing the male greeter at church says to me “Sorry, all the cute guys were at the first service.”
    • Walked into a church I’ve never been to and the greeter said “Oh, you didn’t bring a boyfriend?”
    • The greeter at church asked me how old I was and I told him I was 21.
    • Tomorrow I’m a greeter at my church for the first time ever. YIKES.

Your greeters may need some practical tips on making a great first impression, and some skills on how to welcome people.

The following article by Brandon Cox appeared at Faith Village (update: link broken) and is re-posted with author’s permission.  In it, he gives you 6 goals of a church greeter you can use to help your church greeters make a better first impression.


No matter what your philosophy of Sundays in the life of your church looks like, it’s always biblical and beneficial to show love to people who are walking through the doors for the first or second time. In fact, it’s crucial. It’s very easy to come across as either disingenuous with an “in your face” approach, but it’s equally easy to seem uncaring by our silence.

As you help believers learn how to show love to new guests, here are some important principles to communicate:

  1. You are the first loving touch every guest will meet, which sets the stage for people to be open to life change. People will be more or less receptive to the teaching depending on how they were made to feel on the way in.
  2. Most guests will decide in the first few minutes if they will return, even before the music starts. It’s easy to walk into church if you’re there every week, but do you remember what it was like walking in for the first time, when you didn’t think you’d know anyone and wondered if anyone would want to know you?
  3. Your biggest goals are to 1.) eliminate awkwardness and 2.) encourage people. We worship together in a movie theater, so we have the advantage of knowing that people already know what it’s like to walk into a theater, but they’re still asking themselves questions like: Am I following their rules? Am I dressed appropriately? Will I be able to find the bathroom without asking?
  4. You are a tour guide who takes people to their destination, not a travel agent who sends them there. Walking parents and kids all the way to the next volunteer in the kids’ worship room is far better than pointing a finger and saying, “it’s down there on the right.” Walk with people and ask them questions on the way. Be genuinely interested in their lives.
  5. You can have a ministry of encouragement and even offer to have a brief prayer with people. Obviously, some first time guests may not be comfortable with such forwardness, but sometimes it may be highly appropriate to pray with guests before they enter the auditorium, especially if you’ve sensed a spiritual need in them. Keep it brief and don’t make things awkward, but communicate that you care.
  6. Everybody ought to receive a smile, a word of welcome, a loving touch (such as a handshake), and a bulletin on their way in. A smile disarms people and boosts their confidence. A word of welcome is common courtesy. A loving touch, such as a handshake or a brief hug, might be the only loving touch that guest receives this week. And a bulletin, at least in our case, is like a map for what’s going on and allows the guest to respond to the message and request more information.

Last Sunday, my wife noticed a new kid in kids’ worship. Two other boys belonging to one of our core families walked up to him and asked him if he liked video games. Upon hearing his enthusiastic “yes” they replied, “Good, you can be in our group then.” The kid belonged already, evidenced by his smile.

God showed His love for people by sending His Son to die for our sins. Are we willing to love people enough to intentionally show it with our actions?

And by the way, if you’re a believer, you’re a greeter at your church whether you’re signed up or not.

Brandon Cox is Lead Pastor of Grace Hills Church, in northwest Arkansas. He is also Editor of Pastors.com and Rick Warren’s Pastor’s Toolbox. Catch him on Twitter@brandonacox.

CC Image • Kevin Dooley on Flickr
The Original post appeared here at Faith Village (link to original source broken)


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).

If you provide training for church greeters, you can get the 2 DVD Combo Set of Greeter Training DVDs

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Conference: 31st Annual Association of Smaller Congregations Conference – St. Simons Island, GA March 2018 https://www.evangelismcoach.org/conference-31st-annual-association-smaller-congregations-conference-st-simons-island-ga-march-2018/ https://www.evangelismcoach.org/conference-31st-annual-association-smaller-congregations-conference-st-simons-island-ga-march-2018/#respond Fri, 16 Feb 2018 03:45:58 +0000 https://www.evangelismcoach.org/?p=17804 Near St. Simons Island, GA? Join me in the 31st Annual Conference & Retreat - Association of Smaller Congregations at Epworth by the Sea. March 16-18, 2018. Click to read more.

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What barriers keep your church visitors from returning?

Every church wants their first time visitors to come back and begin to

  • Find their own faith in Jesus Christ.
  • Find a place to serve with their gifts and talents
  • Find a place to make a difference in advancing the kingdom of God.

All of this begins as visitors attend and then connect with your church.

But when they don’t return, you often don’t know what happened.

Perhaps you’ve spent money on advertising like a direct mail campaign or business cards members give away. You’ve designed sermon series to hopefully entice a second visit.

You’ve done a lot of hard work to get visitors to come to your church, but they fail to return.

It’s frustrating to work so hard and then feel like it’s all in vain. It leaves you wondering –

Will our church ever reach new people for Christ?

You don’t know what accidental barriers got in the way of their return to your church.

So they walk out the back door, and you are left wondering. Why did they leave?

When church visitors don’t come back for that second or third visit, your church will not grow.

Every church leader wants their church to have an evangelistic impact in leading people to faith in Christ.

  • A newcomer seeking Christ who finally responds to a member’s personal invitation to church.
  • A newcomer that finally gathers the courage to visit a church after several bad experiences years before.

Perhaps you’ve seen that newcomer in your church, but they fail to return.

If visitors don’t return, you can’t help them find faith in Christ.

Do you make a good first impression?

Do you make a great first impression?

The first step to a return visit starts with a great first impression.

A good first impression can lead to a second visit.

A second visit leads to a third visit.

Additional visits provide more opportunity for your church visitor to make new friends.

Keep your visitors coming back and making friends, and hopefully,

  • they might find faith in Christ along the way, or
  • they might find that place to serve in your church’s ministries!

Red Carpet Hospitality Conference


We wanted you to know about more impacts from your time with us. We’ve had a few folks here at Nineveh really engage your teaching on hospitality. The one that sticks with us is the change from “inviting people to return next Sunday” to “finding a friend.”

We’ve had much discussion around giving folks “10 minutes of friendship,” and are reshaping our greeting ministry with that in mind. So thanks for sharing that insight!

I’ve also had some echoes of appreciation for your time with our Presbytery teaching on personal evangelism. Many felt that it’s just what our churches need at this time in our life together.

Emrys Tyler, Pastor


If you are near St. Simons Island, GA  (USA), attend this church leaders conference focused on helping you start creatively thinking about ways to solve this puzzle for your congregation.

Some of what you will cover:

  • How Hospitality Serves the Growth of the Church
  • What hidden barriers keep visitors away and how to fix them
  • 8 Reasons your visitors wont come back
  • How to help visitors begin to make a friend
  • How to help your volunteers excel in their hospitality ministry.
  • How physical facilities shape first impressions and some possible quick fixes for under $100
  • Principles of organizing your hospitality ministry
  • 5 systems that affect your organization
  • What techniques can not accomplish
  • Possible ways to organize your teams.
  • The flow chart of a visitor’s experience

I found Chris’ approach extremely helpful as he spoke using a language accessible to clergy and laypersons. He has organized and developed his information which makes it much easier for me to teach elders, deacons, and volunteers to practice hospitality.

Chris provides more than sound bites, he provides a methodology for churches to begin using, so they would then be able to adapt to their own particular context.

Most people charged with serving as greeters in the church may not only have no clue to what they are doing, without this training they may even be harmful to the work of greeting and hospitality.

Chris spent time with the seminar participants to help them move away from a less than gracious approach to newcomers and instead, to see it as a calling or an opportunity to share the peace of Jesus Christ.

Rev. Ernest Gardner, III


Who is this Conference For

Wise church leaders will review their hospitality systems and look for unnecessary barriers that keep those church visitors from coming back. Wise church leaders will do advance hospitality preparations in expectation of new church visitors.

Whether you are the

  • Senior Pastor
  • Head of the Greeter / Ushers.
  • The leader of your church hospitality ministry
  • Chair of the committee that oversees your church welcome ministry

Wise hospitality ministry leaders will

  • Review their facility navigation
  • Review their current facility appearance.
  • Review their church visitor follow-up process.
  • Review their status of current hospitality ministries
  • Review their current church greeter process / volunteers
  • Review their process to how they get church visitor contact information.

Doing this kind of review will often reveal a bunch of

  • We need to fix this.
  • We ought-a
  • We should have . . .

Each time your team does a review of it’s systems, you’ll

  • Tweak what has broken
  • Think of what might be missing and provide it
  • Think of how to improve your welcome and greeter process.

By improving your welcome of church visitors, you can impress the visitor who is church shopping, whether they are Christian yet or not.

You can have a worship experience that helps people encounter God.

You can put some new touches on your building and grounds to help your visitors and members easily navigate your facility.

Set aside the time to do this

At the 31st Annual ASC Conference, you will have time to do this with your team and volunteers.

Come to learn some of the practical ways Chris has discovered to grow your church out of his research, study, and first hand real life experience from serving as a local pastor, planting two churches and doing evangelism work cross culturally in 10 different countries.

Chris has distilled dozens of books and 20 years of hospitality teaching into this one day seminar to help your committee have a laser like focus on these issues.  You can follow the trail he’s made, rather than creating one your self.

Event is open to the public and other churches are invited to register and attend.

The deadline for registration is Thursday, February 22, 2018.


Details:

Where: Epworth-by-the-Sea. St Simons Island, GA

When: March 16-18, 2018

How to Register

31st Annual ASC Conference

 

Comments from Participants

  • It’s comprehensive, vital and helpful. Not a business model, but a formational model rooted in the biblical vision of the Kingdom.
  • Lots of info about the logistics of visitors, hospitality, etc.
  • You will learn some practical things to help your church be a warm and welcoming place for visitors.
  • It gives a solid concept of building a hospitality team and ministry in church.
  • Want to learn how to engage visitors to the church? Go hear Chris speak. He spells it out for you.
  • It will help you understand the importance of hospitality and how to implement a plan.

More Reasons to Attend the 31st Annual ASC Conference

So you’ve put together a hospitality committee . . .

  • These committee members desire to help your church grow.
  • They want to help newcomers find a relationship with Jesus.
  • They want newcomers to connect with members of the church.
  • They desire to make the right moves in improving the church hospitality program.

Some volunteers are new to hospitality ministries and have no idea where to start making improvements.

Other members are appointed by the pastor to fix the problems.

They feel the pressure to “make hospitality work.”

So they search the internet for subjects like:

  • church visitor welcome and
  • hospitality at church
  • ideas for church hospitality programs

With so much information available, where do they start to fix the broken system?

Perhaps you were

  • Recently recruited to serve on your church’s hospitality committee.
  • Asked to start your church’s hospitality ministry.
  • Asked to train your church hospitality team.
  • Appointed by your pastor to figure out how to warm up your church’s welcome.

You don’t need to recreate the wheel.

You just need to somewhere to start.

You just need a refresher to help you get a great overview of your system.

Register Yourself for the 31st Annual ASC Conference

Has your welcome ministry been neglected?

Maybe you realize that your hospitality ministry has run on auto-pilot for the last few years. It has decayed to the point where something has to be done.

Inertia and inefficiency always creep in to systems, and churches are no different.

Perhaps your church has accidentally created barriers to helping that first time visitor decide to return for a following Sunday. It happens when things are running on autopilot.

You don’t give them a good impression, nor wow them with love and welcome.

You simply hand them a bulletin, and maybe say good morning.

You could spend a few thousand dollars on getting people to 100 additional people to attend your service. But if only one out of a hundred return for a second service, you’re successful marketing efforts are wasted on the lack of retention.

If you are planning

  • a huge outreach,
  • a direct mail campaign
  • launch of a Vacation Bible School
  • social media blitz to get people to a new sermon series

then are you ready to receive the people who come, or will a poor welcome undermine all your advance work and prayer?

Help Your Visitors Make that decision to come back.

Hospitality to first time visitors is one critical element to growing your church.

It plays a huge role in helping visitors decide to make that all important second visit.

Your church can make an eternal difference in the life of your visitors, if you can help them come back on a regular basis.

Every church wants their first time church visitors to come back and start connecting.

Every church wants newcomers to connect and find faith, friendships, and a place to serve in the transformation of a community.

Register Yourself for the 31st Annual ASC Conference

Do you have all your church hospitality systems but still feel like your volunteers are disorganized and lack the vision for your church’s hospitality?

How do you create a vision for red carpet church hospitality that is beyond the pastor and church hospitality committee?

Maybe you realize that your hospitality ministry has run on auto-pilot for the last few years. It has decayed to the point where something has to be done.

Inertia and inefficiency always creep in to systems, and churches are no different.

Perhaps your church has accidentally created barriers to helping that first time visitor decide to return for a following Sunday. It happens when things are running on autopilot.

Your systems and processes for your church’s hospitality can always be improved, and decaying systems can be refreshed.

Hospitality ministry is not about marketing to get visitors.

Rather, it is about giving a great impression to your visitor and helping them make a decision to return and learn more about your congregation’s ministry, mission, and people.

Your hospitality ministry can be improved with some attention given to it. This seminar is geared to hospitality teams in small to mid-size churches that want to start, grow, or re-fresh their hospitality ministry.

Chris Walker will help you take your hospitality ministry to the next level at the “31st Annual Association of Smaller Congregations” at Epworth-by-the-Sea, St. Simons Island, GA 31522

March 16-18, 2018

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