Four Reasons Why Many Welcoming Churches Have Become Less Welcoming

Episode #583
October 25, 2019
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Does your welcoming ministry feel stale and stagnant? In today’s episode, Thom and Sam discuss four reasons why churches become less welcoming. Every ministry can get in a rut or routine. Listen in on how you can become a more welcoming church.

  1. Leaders in your welcoming ministry are not getting constant reminders.
  2. New members of your welcoming ministry have not been trained.
  3. Pastors are failing to check for themselves.
  4. Pastors take it off their priority list.

Other highlights:

  • A welcoming church has to be consistently persistent. 
  • You have to be on your “A” game every week. 
  • When visitors walk into a smaller church they are expecting to be welcomed well.
  • Consistent vision casting from the leader is important.
  • Any ministry has the potential to get into a rut and routine.
  • A guest’s first impression will begin to occur within the first 7 seconds of being onsite at your church.


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