Church Greeters Need Training

Your church greeters can make a great first impression or an awkward first impression.

Like this church greeter:

As we approached the front door of a church we visited, the church greeter raised both her arms into the air to emphazie her joy.

She was REALLY happy to be  serving.

Then, she grabbed my wife’s head and planted a big ol’ kiss on the cheek.

She then made a somewhat loud declaration:

“It’s so great to be with God’s people today.”

That was weird, and completely unexpected.

It won’t drive us away, but that greeter was a little over the top.

Unintentional Barriers

Here is a similar tweet:

Nothing quite ruins my Sunday church experience like the 65 year old greeter who tries to mouth kiss me every time I go.

Church greeters can create really awkward moments:

  • Invasion of personal space
  • Grooming Habits
  • Grumpy Frowns
  • Lack of Eye Contact

New church greeters can be

  • Nervous
  • A little intimidated
  • Not sure how to respond
  • Not sure what to say or how to talk to a complete stranger.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

Equip your Church Greeters

Help your church greeters with this set of DVDs (or download).

Use them in your hospitality meetings.

Use these to inspire your own training.

Greeter Mutli SetGreeter Training #1 helps church greeters:

  • The vision of Greeting Ministry
  • 5 Verbs Every Greeter Must Know
  • Conversational Small Talk for Nervous Greeters
  • Saying Goodbye with Style
  • 2 keys to an effective welcome
  • 2 Recruiting Tips
  • Q&A on post service receptions, new Christians, and more.

Greeter Training #2 helps your greeters:

  • How not to appear on a list of crazy things greeters do to embarrass visitors.
  • More conversational small talk for nervous greeters
  • Ways to recognize visitors in a large or small church     <—biggest question
  • How to be a good church greeter
  • The role of greeter in the church welcome
  • 5 Ways to Grow as a Greeter

Several people have found these training videos very helpful to:

  • Show as part of your own training meeting
  • Inspire additional creativity on your part for a training.
  • One took the 5 Verbs from the Training #1 and made a bookmark.
  • They are recorded narrated presentations from an online class.

Each one is approximately 1 hour long.

They are narrated power points from an online class given in a webinar format.

There is a handout that accompanies each webinar and you will receive the link to download those handouts.

DVD Set PLUS Download versions:

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Download only version:

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If you have questions, please ask them via our contact form.  I try to answer them as soon as I receive them.

Some Comments I’ve Received:

Thanks, it has been refreshing and encouraging

I truly enjoyed this training and I now know my shortfalls as a greeter.

Thank you, Very informative

Thanks Chris! Appreciate the thought you put into this! Gave me a couple of new ways to communicate the vision!

Thank you very much….helpful re: small talk and reminder of boundaries,etc.

Good info…thanks for the webinar

It was helpful.  Obviously somewhat limited in scope but a good refresher. Plan to send the link to our entire team.

Very useful.  Thanks

Thank you!  Very informative!  God Bless You!

I thought the session on Thursday night was very helpful for some of my welcoming committee folks – not that they haven’t heard all of that from me, but you know how parishioners hear things differently from “experts”.

Thanks for the training session. You did a great job talking about a subject that does have great importance in helping welcome people to a new church….It helped me evaluate the way I greet newcomers and gave me food for thought.

I enjoyed the webinar. I have read lots of your material and am developing a file of material on assimilation. A lot of the material in your webinar I had of course already read since it was addressing new greeters. Several of my assimilation team members viewed it and thought it was really good. I look forward to more advanced information in the future.

 

DVD Set PLUS Download versions:

Order your 2 DVD set, plus have instant access to download versions.  Price includes Free Shipping to the USA.

Download only version:

Order access to the download versions only.  Excellent choice for customers not in the USA.

$25.00Add to cart

Notes

  • These are webinar recordings from live online presentations in a virtual classroom.
  • They are powerpoint slides with me narrating and talking.
  • You will have a 90 day no questions asked return policy for full price.
  • You can download the videos to a memory stick and play on other computers, since they are MP4 files.
  • If something doesn’t work, simply email and I will fix it.
  • Your Greeter Training DVD collection will be shipped within 24 business hours, usually.
  • A tracking number will be provided by email.
  • Free Shipping is available to the USA only.

More Comments on this Greeter Training

I enjoyed the Webinar very much and feel charged up, excited and ready to go this Fall. This is the second Webinar I took from Pastor Chris and I will continue to take them as he makes them available.

I’m also going to be purchasing his written materials as I’m sure they will be useful as we grow our Hospitality Ministry.

Thank you so much Pastor Chris,the telecast was excellent. You’ve given me alot of information to use in my training of new greeters.

The webinar last night was a good “review” for me. I have studied your works and that of others in the past, so it was more of a review for me, but that was good.

Thank you, Chris, for the seminar. It was definitely worth my time. I appreciated the advance notes. You covered the topic well.

Thank you so much Pastor Chris,the telecast was excellent. You’ve given me alot of information to use in my training of new greeters

It was very informative. I liked having the study sheets, too.

This is not industry. This is a ministry. I appreciated your emphasis on this fact. I liked your presentation; I took notes which will help me in working with our greeter ministry.

Thank you for sharing your compassion, experiences and wisdom with us! I have the desire to make our visitors feel loved, comfortable and equally a part of our worship so I welcome all the help I can receive.

You always present your material in a way I can comprehend and “user friendly”.

I enjoyed the Webinar very much and feel charged up, excited and ready to go this Fall. This is the second Webinar I took from Pastor Chris and I will continue to take them as he makes them available.

I’m also going to be purchasing his written materials as I’m sure they will be useful as we grow our Hospitality Ministry.

I really appreciated the emphasis on greeting being a ministry, not just being friendly. Thank you for sharing your experiences and what you have learned in the years you have been involved in greeting ministries at churches.

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