Podcast Episode #152
We discuss a recent post on guest friendliness and seven steps churches are taking to increase their friendliness toward guests. Whether your church has a dedicated greeting time in the service or not, these principles will increase the friendliness in your church and help you retain guests better.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- When you conclude services on time, your members have more time to greet other members and guests.
- Signage eliminates barriers for church guests because they will more easily know where to go.
The seven ideas for increased guest friendliness in the church are:
- Conclude the services on time.
- Use the most outgoing members in critical places.
- Ask your most extroverted members to sit by guests and converse with them.
- Ask your most extroverted members to mingle intentionally before and after the service.
- Have clear signage that lets guest know where to go.
- Encourage people to speak to each other at the end of the service.
- Have people wear shirts or badges that clearly indicate they are available to help others.
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