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.
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
- 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
Perhaps you’ve recently recruited new greeters.
Perhaps you need “the outside voice” to speak to your team.
Let me cast a vision with your church greeters and give them some practical skills they can implement the next Sunday.
How Does a Live Virtual Seminar work?
Here is how it works once we agree on a date.
- You have a meeting space equipped with a way to stream internet video.
- You promote it via email using some emails I give you.
- You’ll need a high-speed internet connection to see the webinar.
- Audio is either by phone or streamed via a speaker. Users can call in with questions.
Here is a typical agenda for your meeting:
- You gather people around light refreshments.
- You introduce the webinar.
- I present and do Q&A, with conversational breaks about every 15-20 minutes.
- When I’m done, you continue to do some localized training, and maybe fine-tuning.
What you get:
- Four emails to help promote your webinar with related topics from my website.
- MP3 audio when it’s over for your distribution.
- MP4 video for you to download and save.
- Related slides with permission to use them in your congregation.
- Registrants will receive ongoing announcements about free training and conferences.
- 90 minute webinar.
Private webinars are planned for a two hour window. Expect 90 minutes of interactive content, plus Q&A.
On behalf of Bethel World Outreach and especially the Global Evangelism Ministry, I want to say thank you and God bless you. The program was inspiring, very rich and practical. Thank you so much for allowing God to move so powerfully through you. I know that change has come, and most members will rise up to evangelize and disciple souls for Kingdom growth and for God’s glory. – P. Noudem.
- Where: Online Classroom, accessed via a unique link you’ll receive and can share.
- When: This is for your church team only. We’ll set a date that works for you and me. Plan for 90 minutes to 2 hours.
- Availability: When it fits on our calendar.
- This session for your church has a one time registration fee of $197 USD per church.
Q. If I gather people for a webinar for my church, how do I setup the display and sound on my end?
You will need:
- a high speed internet connection,
- a computer hookup to the internet, and
- the ability to broadcast sound and video imagery.
The following are also helpful
- For a Q&A session, you will need to have a microphone setup so that I can hear the question.
- Some churches have figured out how to rig up a video camera to their computer so that I can see you too.
The actual mechanics of that are your responsibility.
I have worked with a church’s sound/video person to do some test runs of the sound a day or two before.
Q. Do I pay before or after?
I ask for payment to be made before the registration process starts to confirm the date on my calendar.
Q. What happens if the event is canceled or you can’t make it?
If the event is canceled or some illness prevents me from participating, you’ll receive a full refund if we can’t reschedule.
Q. How is the quality of the sound?
The quality of sound is dependent on several factors outside of my control. Generally, the sound is not an issue, but failures have occurred. I work via cellphone with your technical person to get service restored, typically within a few minutes.