Podcast Episode #274
Drawing from a recent post on bad church guest experiences, we discuss how churches can respond to or avoid some of these issues.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Pastors typically do not hear about bad guest experiences because the guest simply does not return.
- Any time you’re expecting big crowds, be sure to prepare your members and remind them to sacrifice for others.
- Sometimes church members need confronting over the way they treat church guests.
- Some of the most strategic greeters need to be in the worship center greeting those who are seated and waiting.
- Be sure kids ministry volunteers follow procedures and know where all the kids in their care are.
- The stand-and-greet-time can inadvertently train your members to think there’s only one time to be friendly at church.
- You’ve got to follow up with all guests to know if there are issues with how they are treated when visiting your church.
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