As you plan for this year's celebration of Mother's Day at your church, here are 7 things you can do to prepare your church beforehand.
Four areas for leadership teams to pray for your church hospitality work of the ministry.
You can easily spend 30 minutes a week in prayer as part of improving your welcome ministry.
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
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.
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.
Two important church website pages that could answer questions in the minds of visitors.
One is particular to this large urban church with limited parking.
The other is for every church.
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.
Many churches have bought into church growth technique as if hospitality technique will reinvigorate a church in transition. They search for techniques: Visitor retention rates, the "right thing to say" to church visitors: or the best church visitor assimilation process. But the right technique doesn't grow your church. Charles Spurgeon shared some thoughts on this:
Take the time prepare your welcome greetings for your church visitors.
Make your church welcome greeting sound normal and personal with these 5 tips to shape your preparation.
Many church members, pastors and greeters have forgotten what it is like to be a church visitor. Here is a quick list of 6 hints to improve your welcome
How can the extra-small church give a good welcome?
It can be done. We were welcomed into a small church of under 40 people and stayed in spite of their obvious shortcomings - why?
Our family has been the church shopper. We moved to a new city, had no friends in that city, and looked for a church where our family could give our time, talents, and treasure. We wanted a place where we could invest our lives for this new chapter of life. Here are 8 lessons I learned from making several visits over the past year before we found a church home.
We were prepared to be the first time church visitor in our new home town of Port St. Lucie Florida. The church planting team we are a part of has taken a holiday break, so our family was free on a Sunday morning to be that first time visitor and experience once again the challenge of …
We tried for 6 weeks to make friends at a church we thought we'd become a part of. Yet we could never seem to find how the way in.
In our family’s current journey of looking for a church, we empathize anew with Christian families that are new movers and have to find a new church on their own. I am re-discovering is the value of small talk when engaging your first time visitor. (Read these 20 Crazy Church Greeter Comments). Our church visit …
I’ve never attended a major golf championship until last week’s Honda Classic I 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 …
Here are some of the top articles on church greeters and church greeter training. Some of these articles poke fun at the silly things greeters say and do. Others provide training tips, church greeting tips and more. Dig around and learn.
Having Church Visitor Reception AFTER a service in a small church can make the difference between a visitor who returns, and one who doesn't.
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. In this post you’ll see some of the most popular posts of 2013 in Personal Evangelism Church Greeters First Impressions EvangelismCoach Products
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. …
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.
The Bible has a lot to say about Christian Hospitality in general. Two of the most popular posts on Evangelismcoach.org 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 …