Podcast Episode #573
Your church can become more welcoming regardless of how welcoming you may think it already is. Today we cover six simple adjustments that cost little to nothing that will have exponentially great results.
Some highlights from today’s episode include:
- Your church’s website is its front door to guests. The content and design need to be focused on them, not on the members.
- A dirty or unkept children’s area will turn guests away from your church.
- It doesn’t take a lot of work to train a welcome team. It just takes intentionality.
- Door greeters are great, but having someone to greet those in the worship center may be more important.
The six adjustments we discuss are:
- Check the website.
- Do a facility audit.
- Train a welcome team.
- Keep greeters in worship center.
- Paint a room.
- Get some inexpensive signs.
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