- Were recently appointed as leader of your hospitality ministry
- Want to reorganize a stale welcome ministry
- Re-launch your hospitality ministry for the next season of growth.
you may not know where to begin.
you may not know where to begin.
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, excellent and polite church ushers and a welcome center, the Connections Pastor knew it wasn’t working.
She knew the hospitality systems were working, but it wasn’t a friendly experience.
People were not feeling welcome.
The Connections Pastor could hear the hospitality stories similar to these:
The Connections Pastor felt like she was pulling teeth to make systemic changes to help their church become a more welcoming congregation. In spite of resistance, she scheduled a virtual hospitality training session with me. She managed to get several people to assemble that day.
I was 2500 miles away, but video streamed in via the Internet. [Read more…]
“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 new people.
Other pastors might be leading a church in a remote community, or in a high density urban slums where it is dangerous to walk at night. They may have only a cell phone without a data plan and no resources for a website. Their plan for visitor follow-up may be slightly different because of access to resources or danger.
But, the problem remains. The church visitor comes once and then never again.
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 :
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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 to
All as you prepare your fall activities to launch your new programming.
In this 2 hour workshop, among other things you’ll learn:
Every now and then, church hospitality teams need Rev. Chris Walker of EvangelismCoach.org to lead your team in a time of vision casting for your church’s hospitality ministry.
Join us July 26, 2012 for a free workshop for your church hospitality and welcome teams, at Crestwood Presbyterian Church – West Campus, Midlothian VA where Chris Walker, of http://www.EvangelismCoach.org, is the featured speaker.
He is fittingly known as Evangelism Coach because of his extensive work with churches in the US and Latin America in the areas of evangelism and church growth. Chris is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA). His website has over 900 articles on personal evangelism, congregational evangelism, and hospitality, as well as a podcast feed, all for free.
He’s written two ebooks, and recorded 2 CDs on church hospitality issues, authored 1 DVD for training greeters, and a 3 DVD set on Breaking Unseen Barriers that keep your visitors from coming back.
I feel rejuvenated in learning to pray after the Salvation Army Quest ministry workshops in Michigan.
Chris is very passionate and on fire for what he speaks about. Keep up the good work!
Muskegon Corps, Salvation Army
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 9 different countries.
Register online for free.
You’ll receive reminders as the conference draws near.
We encourage you to bring your ministry leadership team to this event.
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Registration information will be shared with EvangelismCoach.org.
Event is open to the public and other churches are invited to register and attend.
Chris is a highly accessible speaker who brings a passion and energy to his workshops that is contagious.
Geoff McClean, Pastor
Crestwood Presbyterian Church, West Campus
1200 Charter Colony Parkway, Midlothian, VA 23114-4360
July 26, 7:00-9:00pm
A free will offering will be collected to advance the Latin American ministry of EvangelismCoach.org
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