Why Greeters Are Important in Getting Guests to Return

Episode #298
January 31, 2017
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Podcast Episode #298

Greeters are important to the first impression your church makes with guests. So, today, we talk about where greeters should be, what they should do, and how to train them.

Some highlights from today’s episode include:

  • Every church may think they have greeters, but many actually don’t.
  • If I led a church, I would have greeters in the parking lot.
  • Door greeters are an extension of your church security because they are the first line of defense.
  • Greeters should be able to recognize guests and help them find their way when they arrive.
  • Consistency of greeters helps them to know members and recognize guests.
  • The worship center greeter may be the most important one because typically guests sit down and no one talks to them.
  • Greeters need training. They need more than just to say hello and shake a hand.
  • Greeters are a part of your church’s outreach, hospitality, and evangelism efforts.

The eight points we make about the importance of greeters are:

  1. The Parking Lot Greeter
  2. The Door Greeter
  3. Trained to See the Stranger
  4. The Forgotten Worship Center Greeter
  5. Train Your Greeters
  6. Keep the Ministry Fresh
  7. Stay Late
  8. The Second Greeter Greeting

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