Why do I need a map? One of the most important components of successful Christian ministries is a thriving guest ministry. The ability a ministry has to quickly and efficiently connect well with the people who walk through their doors can many times be the difference between a growing ministry and a struggling ministry. That is why Equip created our free Guest Ministry Roadmap.
This step-by-step guide will help you successfully navigate the process of starting a brand new guest ministry or revamping an existing one. We have put time and careful research into making sure you have the best strategies, advice, and resources to make guests feel welcome and at home with your ministry. We hope this free resource is a valuable tool to helping you reach more people in the name of Jesus Christ as we work together with you to grow God’s kingdom.
The 9 Essential Stops Along the Guest Ministry Roadmap
10 Tips to Help Your Guest Ministry Grow
60 Days for Success Roadmap Plan
60 Days for Success Checklist
20 Volunteer Training Tips for Your Engagement and Follow-Up Teams
Taking the time to develope a plan and prepare your facility for guests creates a foundation for everything they will experience. From welcome signs to take-home gifts and everything in between, prepare everything in advance.
A personal invitation means everything.
Make it easy for members to invite people with invitations and support them with increased brand awareness in your community through mailings and outreach events.
From the moment they arrive, engage your guests with friendly faces, easy parking and Guest packets that explain your church. Then cap off the expereince with a gift, thanking them for coming.
Phone, text, email and mail are all tools for intentionally engaging guests after their visit and inviting them to come back again. This step is where you see the fruit of all your labor.
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