As they say, you only get one chance to make a first impression. And your greeters deliver that first impression to everyone who visits your church. All the work you put into flyers, your Web site, teaching your people to invite friends – it can all be for naught if the visitor isn’t welcomed warmly. Good greeters, however, communicate the love of Christ, and your visitors feel it.
Rev. Walker has put together a very practical guide that will take your greeters to the next level. He asks the questions you need to ask and gives you the checklists you need to check. Many greeters fail at the task simply because they don’t know what to do. This book will tell them what they need to do in ways they will appreciate. As a pastor, one of the hardest things to convey to your own people is that they aren’t being welcoming enough, because they think they are. This book will lead them to be more effective without making them feel badly about the well-meaning effort they’re already putting in. And the value of one extra visitor “sticking” has got to be worth 100X the cost of this book.