Five Major Ways to Improve Your Worship Services

Episode #460
August 21, 2018
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Podcast Episode #460

There are several things you can do in worship services to improve the experience for guests and members. Today we discuss five such things—four of which cost nothing.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Poorly done announcements can really derail a worship service. Video announcements can help eliminate that risk.
  • The most strategic place to have a greeter is in the worship center talking to people who are already seated waiting on the service to start.
  • Churches should avoid insider language because it confuses guests and makes them feel unwelcome.
  • Keep these two principles in mind in your church: use what communicates best and what communicates to guests.

The five improvements we discuss are:

  1. Use video announcements (Pro-Nounce)
  2. Allow for text questions after the sermon
  3. Make the offertory time meaningful
  4. Make certain no guests sit alone
  5. Avoid insider language

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