To welcome people to a church program, greet the individuals at the door with a smile, handshake and welcoming phrase, such as "We are glad you could join us today." Church members can also welcome visitors with a small gift, prayer book and welcoming speech at the start of the service.Continue Reading
One of the most effective gestures to welcome people to a new place of worship is to show genuine hospitality. The members of the welcome committee must introduce themselves, include the newcomers in conversations, invite them to church events and display a friendly stature with kind words and information about the church family. The welcome should not feel chaotic or overwhelming for those entering the church. Therefore, taking a new parishioner to the side to discuss details about the church may be more effective than blocking the front entrance with a loud discussion that may make the newcomer feel targeted.
The minister or a lead church member should deliver a welcome address at the start of the service. The welcome speech may outline the mission of the church, accomplishments and humanitarian efforts of the church members, and a call to action to encourage new members to evangelize and spread the news about the church's programs and volunteer missions.Learn more about Christianity
Church offering baskets are baskets or similar containers passed through a congregation at some point in a religious service so people can make monetary contributions to benefit the works of the church. In some denominations, a plate is used rather than a basket.Full Answer >
The Mormon church holds significant genealogical records, including an index of the 1880 United States Census; records of immigrants who arrived at Ellis Island between 1882 and 1924; and the Social Security Death Index, which records deaths of individuals since 1962. Many of the physical records are held in the Granite Mountain Records Vault in the Wasatch mountain range in Utah, which is climate controlled and designed to withstand a nuclear explosion.Full Answer >
Medi-Share is a Christian health care program operated by Christian Care Ministry that offers flexible options for individuals, couples, single-parent families and families of three or more. There is also a separate option for seniors, explains Christian Care Ministry.Full Answer >
Events that can be part of a church's friends and family day program include a worship service, food and drinks, music, activities, and services for the community. Events for a friends and family day vary depending on the church, but to interest more guests, the church should offer events for guests of all ages.Full Answer >