If you enjoy people and have a warm, friendly personality, then you may be a great fit for our greeting team. We want to ensure people are given a personal welcome as they enter our building each Sunday, and you can help make that happen! Let us know you are interested by submitting the form below after you read these three greeter expectations.
- Commit to volunteer one time each month.
- We will set a schedule for greeters, and if you can’t greet on your scheduled Sunday, then simply swap with a different greeter. We will ensure everyone’s contact info is shared with the other greeters.
- On your scheduled Sunday, you will need to be in place by 9:15am.
- If no one is at the front glass doors/main entrance, then please position yourself there. If the security person or someone else has that space, then please be in the area around the coffee table.
- You will greet until 9:45 for the first service. We want to do everything we can to help someone feel welcome even if they are running behind.
- Toward the end of the 9:30 service, you can slip back into place to connect with people as they leave.
- Then, remain in place until 11:15 following the start of the second service. You don’t have to stay for the end of the 11:00am service.
- Greeters should be people who initiate a warm welcome. I know this expectation sounds obvious, but you’d be amazed at how many sour-faced, unkind greeters there are in churches all over the country. A warm, genuine presence can put people at ease and help them be more open to what God has in store for them during our service. During this Covid-19 season, we are refraining from handshakes and hugs as forms of greetings, but you can be creative in how you welcome people in non-contact ways.
- Greeters should work to remember faces and names. One of the most valuable tools in ministry is a good memory, especially when it comes to remembering names. Greeting guests with a warm “Great to see you”, “Good morning”, etc is important, but remembering their name when they come back a second time makes a great second impression. By remembering a person’s name, you’re placing value on them, which makes a huge impact on people. If you’re not naturally gifted in remembering names, your smart phone can be a great tool. Whenever you meet someone, ask his or her name. When they walk away type it into the notes section on your phone so you can reference it the next time you see them.