Category: Guest Services

“It’s Only One Sunday…”

“I’m just going to hit the snooze button one more time. I’m punctual most other weeks. It’s only one Sunday.” “It’s not a big deal for me to skip out of serving. I show...

Baby, Do You Need A Hug?

Her slumped shoulders and shaky hand betrayed her attempt at emotional composure. And for good reason: as a first time guest at our church, she had just revealed to one of our volunteers that...

Who Did You Speak To?

Quick. Think back to this weekend’s services. Before. During. After. As you were walking through the hallways. As you were mingling in the lobby. As you were putting out fires and tweaking last minute...

Have Any Hoops?

If there is a dictionary definition of the spiritual term backsliding, I can promise you that it is accompanied by a picture of me on the phone with my phone and/or cable company. Very few...

Hospitality is Rarely Convenient

If your church is going to get serious about guest services, it’s not necessarily going to be easy. It’s not going to be something you can “just do.” No, hospitality requires an interruption of...

Seven Practical Ways to Prep for Fall

Yes, it’s currently blazing hot in most parts of the country. But fall will be here before we know it, and with cooler weather comes an attendance surge for most churches. Families are returning...