Summer is high season for visiting. Guests are looking to see if your church will be a good fit; greeters are the first people they meet!
Posts Tagged ‘welcome’
Does your church have many visitors and guests on Easter? Carolyn Chilton shares 9 ways to show Christian hospitality, including children.
Plastic sign holders are a flexible and inexpensive way to add welcoming signage to your church. For example, at Christmas and other events.
Here at Building Faith we have been fielding various complaints from parishes seeing TOO MANY visitors. We understand how frustrating this can be, and so one of our experts Carolyn Chilton has offered some practical ways to scare these folks off.
Here at Building Faith we believe that welcoming visitors is closely tied to formation. Here’s the issue: a welcoming congregation does not just “happen.” Churches that are truly effective in welcoming (and integrating) newcomers have been taught and formed in this practice.
One of the most difficult things to do in life is to walk into a church for the very first time. To walk through the doors of an unknown congregation is like leaping out the door of an airplane. There’s anxiety, fear, trepidation, and the hope that your parachute will actually open at the appropriate time. Okay, maybe not the parachute, but all the emotions certainly apply.