Update on Church Welcoming Ministries: What’s Missing?

Episode #600
December 24, 2019
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The welcoming ministry at your church is incredibly vital to the growth of your church. Thom and Sam celebrate the progress being made and discuss how churches can continue to strengthen this ministry.


  1. Celebrating the progress!
  2. The forgotten role of outside greeters
  3. Bring the tents back!
  4. Signage, signage, signage
  5. Still needed: sanctuary/worship service greeters

Other highlights:

  • Church greeters are not just for the inside of the building.
  • Welcome tents serve as a visual point of reference for guests.
  • Most church members don’t think about signage because they don’t need signage.
  • A church without good signage is like a home that says “no trespassing”.
  • How do we close the gap between visitors who arrive early and members who are always late?

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