"As you enter a house, wish it peace."
Being a greeter involves more than just standing at the door and shaking people's hands as they enter the church. It is the gift of helping as stated in I Corinthians 12:28, “And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping…”
Greeters are ambassadors of our Church and our Lord. They are usually the first impression visitors get of our Church. This team has a unique opportunity to express God’s love by setting the tone of the upcoming worship service.
Greeters serve in quiet but vital roles. They make sure the church is ready for the service. They make sure to greet members and visitors and all the children as they arrive. Ushers help people to their seat and answer any last minute questions that visitors may have thought of.
Greeters and ushers may continue to serve during the worship service, helping the latecomers get situated, or even ministering to those who may have quietly stepped out into the hall to find some space.
As people leave the worship experience, greeters are there to give a final greeting and an invitation to return again.
First impressions are not about right doctrine, but about the emotional and relational experiences that a person has with your congregation. Simply saying a hello on a Sunday morning can have long term consequences; a greeting and kindness can influence the recipient into finding faith in Christ.
To learn more about how to become a Greeter, please contact the Rectory office.