Podcast Episode #452
Guest friendliness has been a constant theme on this blog and podcast over the past few years. There’s even a book that came out of these discussions. Today, we look at a classic post on the subject and unpack several ways churches actually push guests away.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Most church members think the church is friendly—because members are friendly to one another.
- Safety and security of the children’s space at your church is of utmost importance—especially to guests.
- If your church has a welcome center, you need to actually staff the welcome center.
- Your church website needs to primarily focus on and highlight information for guests.
The 10 items we discuss are:
- Having a stand up and greet one another time in the worship service.
- Unfriendly church members.
- Unsafe and unclean children’s area.
- No place to get information.
- Bad church website.
- Poor signage.
- Insider church language.
- Boring or bad service.
- Members telling guests that they were in their seat or pew.
- Dirty facilities.
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