Training Your Volunteers
If you want your volunteers to represent your church well, here are some things to keep in mind when training them.
We need to be mindful that we have guests in our worship services.
Many guests have no context for what they’re about to see, hear, and experience inside your church. Here are some tips for making a guest friendly experience that doesn’t remove the power and presence of the Holy Spirit in your church.
What do guests experience when they arrive?
You did it! You equipped your members to invite people and you have awareness building in your community through your website, social media and a little advertising. Now it’s time to get people on campus and into your building! As guests drive by and into your campus, you have a tremendous opportunity to extend the great first impression your members, website and social media prowess made on your guests.
It seems in our post-Christian culture that the courage (or perhaps even willingness) to share our faith is becoming rare. Why is that? Why is sharing our faith so challenging for most people? I suspect the answer is “sharing your faith”or “evangelizing people” are such a nebulous phrases. What does it mean? When do you do it? What do you say? How do we teach people how to do it? How do we normalize it?
It sounds like one of those sensational headlines designed to trick you into clicking on something, only to find an ad waiting for you, but I think there's something worth considering as you build your guest ministry.
It’s counterintuitive, isn’t it? Who wouldn’t want to attend a friendly church? But Danny Franks asserts that maybe it’s time for our churches to “get over being friendly.”
An oft forgotten tool, Door Hangers offer a unique opportunity to engage your current members in local outreach, generate awareness of your church in your local neighborhoods and create opportunities for face-to-face engagement, prayer and inviting people to attend your church.
Want to Grow Year Round?
Start an Acts of Kindness Campaign for $50.00
Most Churches tend to see growth and attendance stall in the summer months. Does it have to be that way? A full 60% or more of people in our communities don't attend church at all, so there's no shortage of people to invite. How can we engage these people and invite them to our church this summer?
While many people will be taking vacation this summer there is still ample opportunity to invite people when they are at home. Not all of America will be on vacation at the same time so let’s open our church doors to those people that are still in the neighborhood each weekend. An Acts of Kindness Campaign engages our communities and raises awareness about your church.
Throughout all of Christendom there has been a universal theme:
The harvest is plenty but the workers are few.
We know we want our churches to be healthy and experience growth. Sustained growth means we are consistently reaching new hearts for Christ! But with roughly 80% of US churches experiencing decline, what is keeping our churches from growing?