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Welcoming Ministry

Welcoming is how we show kindness, acceptance, and hospitality to everyone - guests and members alike. People catch glimpses of Christ through their encounters with us. In a nation that's becoming more unchurched all the time, we need to ensure that seekers encounter in us a Christ that they want to know better. 


Creating a welcoming and hospitable climate begins at the curb and continues into the heart of the congregation. The ministry of welcoming is not the responsibility of a few people or a committee. It is the responsibility of the entire church family.


Welcoming Resources

Welcoming Overview

Welcoming Ministry Online Course

Welcoming Ministry Training and Resources

Quick Start Tools

  1. Comfort Checklist (PDF, 146 KB).
  2. Friendliness Audit (PDF, 122 KB).
  3. Guidelines for Greeters (PDF, 121 KB).
  4. Guidelines for Ushers (PDF, 121 KB).
  5. Ideas That Show We Care (PDF, 192 KB).
  6. Inviting Practice Sheet(PDF, 140 KB).
  7. Mystery Guest Audit (PDF, 212 KB).
  8. Walk-through Assessment (PDF, 139 KB).
  9. What Is Your Welcoming Quotient? (PDF, 172 KB).
  10. Welcoming Tips (PDF, 141 KB).

Welcoming Ministry Resources

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