If you are involved in recruiting and training of church greeters, you will likely run into a church greeter who says
But I don’t know who the first time visitors are!!!!
They may use that to avoid answering your call to recruit them for a given Sunday or given rotation on your schedule. It is offered as an excuse that really is meant to say “I don’t know what I’m doing.”
It might even be offered as a rationale for not serving as a church greeter.
So how can you recruit new greeters? In this video I share a few tips.
As you personally recruit your volunteers, you’ll have the chance to express how important this ministry is to the growth of your church.
1. Regularly Cast the Vision for Hospitality Ministry.
There are many ways to cast that vision, but this is a process of time.
Find and share stories of the impact of hospitality ministry.
Celebrate it from the front, and celebrate them at moments like baptisms and membership Sundays.
2. Have a Vision refresher Meeting.
Gather your volunteers for a vision refresher meeting. Take some time to both recast the vision, and provide some training for your volunteers.
These meetings can also serve as an entry point for recruiting new volunteers to your hospitality ministry that you have been identifying.
3. Personally recruit
If you want to recruit volunteers for this ministry of hospitality, make the effort to
- share the vision
- Ask for the volunteer to serve.
Personal recruitment, particularly in smaller church is the most effective way to start getting new volunteers.
They need to see and hear your passion for this welcoming ministry.
David Moore says
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Rick Thomas says
I purchased your book a few months ago and I’m putting together a Greeters training seminar for the members who have answered the call to become greeters. I am incorporating your videos as well as some of the material from the book into the training session. I now wish I had gotten the electronic version of your book as I am now having to manually type the pages of the book that I am including in the training. My question….is there anyway I can get the material I am using from the book in electronic format so I can copy and paste into my training?
Thank you for considering this question and I look forward to your response.
I’ve sent email instructions on how to get a PDF copy. Since I’ve started selling it on Amazon, I can’t sell the PDF version on my site any more.
Would you send me your slides when you are done? I always enjoy when people take it an incorporate it into training.
I’m in Nigeria, and am in charge of the Greeters Ministry in my church. how do I get your material for training I want to improve the Greeters I have. Currently I have 30 Greeter members. Pls if you can send me an email with your ideas it will be helpful
I get excited each time read articles on greeter, nd l want to know more on recruiting nd training them to be their best. Pls help
Nqobizitha Mpoko says
Dear Man of God.
Hie. Im a pastor with the assemblies of God Church in Zimbabwe. i have a strong passion towards winning souls to the Lord and have discovered that we need to invest in training Church Greeters. i have don t have an idea how to do it . when i saw your book on line , i felt that i should write and request a copy.
Hope my request will be granted
God bless you
trustee phyllis e doby says
please include me in the new church greeter I would like to see this ministry strive it’s been heavy on my heart for along time, any and all things and ideas are a plus thank you in advance. I would like to have a mission statement and the what is right and what is incorrect looking to do bylaws and construction to follow which could do an revise copy as needed I would like for both male and female to work with this ministry also we need greeters of all age, I can only think of a few things we will need them:
church anniversary, pastor anniversary, vacation bible school, afternoon program, mothers day, father day, deacon, deaconess, yolk fellow and etc.