Podcast Episode #583
Does your welcoming ministry feel stale and stagnant? In today’s episode, Thom and Sam discuss four reasons why churches become less welcoming. Every ministry can get in a rut or routine. Listen in on how you can become a more welcoming church.
- Leaders in your welcoming ministry are not getting constant reminders.
- New members of your welcoming ministry have not been trained.
- Pastors are failing to check for themselves.
- Pastors take it off their priority list.
- A welcoming church has to be consistently persistent.
- You have to be on your “A” game every week.
- When visitors walk into a smaller church they are expecting to be welcomed well.
- Consistent vision casting from the leader is important.
- Any ministry has the potential to get into a rut and routine.
- A guest’s first impression will begin to occur within the first 7 seconds of being onsite at your church.
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