This is the second in our two-part series of articles devoted to the practicalities of welcoming people into our churches. (Read part 1.) It has been adapted from The Usher’s and Greeter’s Information Manual, written by Rick Lewers for use in his church. You might like to use this series as the basis for a workshop for those who are involved in welcoming people to your church.
Churches that are growing are doing so because of God’s generosity. But that should not stop us from thinking hard and long about what we do in church, how it affects our fellowship and how it appears to outsiders. What sort of attitudes will God want us to have towards the people with whom we gather once a week?