Flashback Friday: Why Outside Greeters Are More Important Than Inside Greeters
Every Friday I dig into the archives and dust off an old post. If you haven’t read it, it’s new to you!
Let’s start a turf war, shall we? Because a post title like that is just the thing to get some gang warfare going between those who love the great outdoors and those who love great HVAC.
To be absolutely clear (and avoid angry comments), every greeter plays a vital role. Inside or outside, there’s no distinction on the need for their presence. Whether they serve at an info table or as a seater or as a part of the set up team, they’re all important. However, from the perspective of a first-time guest, it’s the front line greeters that – at least in the first few moments – carry the most weight.
Here’s why: when someone shows up at your church for the first time, their brain is on high alert. Being in a new situation, their conscious and subconscious is desperately searching for meaning and answers in unfamiliar surroundings: Where do I go? What do I do? How do I avoid embarrassment?
Photo credit: Brett Seay