Welcoming people to your church is the first step in growth. But too often when church visitors come, our church people are less than welcoming. Below is a series of resources that can help your church welcome the church visitor.
She is a people person. When she visited my church for the first time, even if every other thing had been just right, she might have gone to another church if people had not been friendly! Steve thought he might visit a church in his neighborhood, but it was really hard to make himself go.
It took three weeks for him to get up the courage to walk into a church alone. Betty is a single mom with three children in elementary school. More than anything, she wants Christian friends and Biblical discipleship for herself and her young family.
People like these are in your community and may be visiting your church on any given Sunday. Put joyful individuals not scary, over-the-top people-grabbers at those centers to welcome people.
If you have youth and other specialty groups, make a leaflet for each one, describing what they do and when and where they meet. An investment in this center will pay off. Offer maps of your campus and directions.
Make a really colorful map of your campus, even if it is tiny. If you are in a neighborhood with lots of children, make a color, easy-to-read map, and on the reverse, put the map outline only so the younger kids can color it and print the locations on it during church. Use whatever languages are appropriate for your neighborhood.
Declutter it and get all the ancient stuff out of there. What did they try to find that they would never, ever find? Prepare regular attendees to respond well to guests. Stand up in the front and watch your congregation for a couple of Sundays.
Well, get them to sing! Do they greet new people? We take care of each other here. My name is Paul Smith and this is my wife, Betty.
Some people do not talk to other people. Encourage this conversation, and tell people to do this before the service starts.
Put lots of ways to connect into your church. If you have a website, make that website work for you. Have some FUN with these new folks!
God sent them to you for a really good reason! Used by permission of EvanTell, Inc.Phrases for welcome speeches The challenge of a welcome speech is to find alternate ways to express yourself sincerely without resorting to a string of undifferentiated "same-old, same-old" phrases to greet your guests with.
Suggestions for welcoming a guest with hearing impairment: * Relax and smile. People with a hearing impairment want to make communication easier. * Touch a person with a hearing impairment lightly on the arm or shoulder to attract his or her attention. Whether you have a guest bathroom or just want to make a family bathroom more welcoming for guests, consider trying one or all of our “ 5 Ways to Spruce Up Your Bathroom for the Holidays.” Extreme Time-Saving Tip: If you have pre-teens or teenage children, this is a .
5 Creative Ideas for Wedding Welcome Bags. Pinterest. View All Start Slideshow Want to make a great first impression? Design a welcome bag that will make guests feel right at home. Pack a reusable tote with beach essentials like tropical snacks, a plush towel, and a floppy hat.
Real Simple may receive compensation when you click through. 10 Ways to Welcome a House Guest The guest bathroom is just as important as the guest bedroom: It should be clean, welcoming, and stocked with the essentials.
For more ideas about making a. “Each Sunday is one snapshot of your church for a first-time guest.” Check out Simply Strategic Growth for more tips and ideas for welcoming church visitors. “Your sermon starts in the parking lot.” -Andy Stanley. Bring Those Church Visitors Back.