I’ve had plenty of experiences as a first time guest, where people will make eye contact with me, but not say a word.
Here what one book suggests a congregation practice to help increase the relational warmth of a church if this became part of it’s DNA.
My initial reaction though, is will this be too much?
Do you think this would be too pushy, or too friendly? Tell me what you think in the comments below.
Bradley Leggett says
This is really great stuff. I’ve heard many new visitors say they won’t be back to a church because they were ignored. Making visitors feel welcomed is very important.
Rick Valdez says
What been working for our church is to get a guest greeter/usher. That is I ask them if they would like to be a guest greeter. Meaning “try it out for today and if you don’t like it, then it wasn’t for you” but they got to try something in a ministry. But I have to say I have asked 10 greeter to be a guest on the team and out of 10 I got 8 of them. And out of 8 of them 4 of them are full time greeters/ushers and the other 4 are my guest greeter/ushers. I will call on them a day or two before Sunday services. And ask would you like to guest greet? Most of the time they will say yes. Because it’s not a comment. But sometimes I might be short of greeter or usher, so guest greeters has really help us out. Praise the Lord…Rick