Greet – Welcome – Connect
Have you ever gone somewhere and felt out of place, confused, or just downright unwelcomed? I know I have. There have even been churches I visited where I felt completely underwhelmed by their welcoming presence and attitude. Here at Good Sam, I think we do a pretty good job at making our visitors feel at ease. The only thing is that we are not as consistent as we could be. It would be wonderful if there were a team who were intentional about welcoming all who enter. What would this look like? Here are some thoughts I have: Our welcome greeter would have a smile on their face, make eye contact, offer a bulletin, and take the initiative to greet each person. If they are new, show them where the childcare room is and introduce them to the caregiver. Point them in the direction of restrooms, let them know of the Sensory Room that is available. Basically, just give the new attendee an overview of the facility that may be useful for them. Perhaps you have other ideas to share based on your experiences. Let’s add it to the list. First impressions are important and this is such a significant activity.
As a welcome/greeter, you would have the opportunity to express God’s love and help set the tone for the upcoming worship service. You see, greeting people is more than just a handshake and a smile. It’s connecting with someone in a meaningful way that could truly change their day and possibly their life. Won’t you consider being part of the team? There is a sign-up sheet on the information table in the fellowship hall or you can sign up ONLINE. Let us truly be a place where ALL are welcomed!
Gail Wathen, Council President