Greeters are the welcoming arms that people long to find in a church. This practical guidebook will help you reach out to people who need to experience the warmth of belonging to a church family. This book sheds light on the ministry of church greeters, the need for warmhearted greeters, developing a user-friendly foyer, and much more.
This new edition of The Greeters Manual deals with those who are often the first people one encounters at churchthe greeters (not the pastor or a musician or even an usher). Here are the whys and wherefores of effective greeters, whether a church is large or small.
Paul E. Engle, series editor for Counterpoints Church Life, is an ordained minister who served for twenty-two years in pastoral ministry in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Illinois, and Michigan. He is an adjunct teacher in several seminaries in this country and internationally. He serves as associate publisher and executive editor in the Church, Academic, and Ministry Resources team at Zondervan. He and his wife Margie, live in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Dr. Leslie Parrott was for sixteen years, the president of Olivet College, Kankakee, Illinois, and was formerly the successful minister of a large church in Portland, Oregon. He had advanced degrees in the art of communication and in theology. He was the author of numerous books.
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