A church greeter is one of the simplest yet most important positions in the church.
Your goal is to
- share a kind word,
- open a door,
- offer a handshake or
- just lend a helping hand to people as they enter the church.
But to pull off an effective welcome consistently, you might want to develop some church greeter guidelines that you can communicate quickly with your team.
Here are 10 quick tips, followed by 10 more in video.
10 Rapid Church Greeter Guidelines
Here are 10 Church Greeter Guidelines to keep in mind.
Use these guidelines for your church greeters by copy and paste in an email, or use some of the social sharing features here to broadcast this list.
- Show up on time
- Always be positive.
- Prepare yourself spiritually.
- Be friendly to all who enter.
- Pray in advance for your ministry.
- Show honor and dignity to our visitors and guests.
- Pay attention to what needs your visitors and guests might have.
- Follow up after the worship service and say good bye with style.
- Prepare yourself physically: Good grooming, appropriate clothing, fresh breath.
- Notice for ministry opportunities to pray with your guests before they leave.
Remember, your goal is simple and direct: Make people feel welcome at your church!
Take these church greeter guidelines and share them. Be sure to properly cite your source by a direct link to this article.
Bonus: 10 More Church Greeter Guidelines Video
Let me ask you this?
What advice would you give those in your church to greet visitors?
What do your greeters do that make a visit special?
Equip your Church Greeters
Help your church greeters with this set of DVDs (or download).
Use these to inspire your own training.
Use them in your hospitality meetings.
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.
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