What is the Greeter's Role?
The Greeter's Ministry
1. Greet at every service
- 9:30 AM Sunday – Greet mostly members.
- 10:30 AM Sunday – Best time for visitors
- 5:00 PM Sunday – Greet mostly members
- 7:00 PM Wednesday – Greet mostly members
Even members need a warm welcome, handshake, and a hug. Greeter ministry is also an encouragement ministry.
2. Be aware of resources and info for both visitors and members
- Info packs and welcome bread for visitors.
- Sign-up sheets, info on location for drop-off items as well as details for funerals and weddings.
3. Bad weather preparations/Emergencies
- Umbrellas and teen volunteers to walk in visitors and members on rainy days.
- Steps cleared and salted down on snowy or icy days.
- Mats cleared and set properly to avoid trip hazards.
- Know where emergency equipment is stored.
- Prepared to assist security team if the building needs evacuating.
4. Visitor Info
- Ask visitor to fill out attendance card and leave it at guest services desk. Explain blue card.
Greeter Ministry Coordinator Responsibilities
- Present at all services (normally).
- Maintain Greeter Volunteer List.
- Prepare greeter schedule for duty times and provide Tina with schedule for card mail-out.
- Confirm that scheduled greeters will be present for their duty times and use fill-ins if necessary.
- Assure that all "greeter supplies" are on hand:
- Welcome bread
- Info packets
- Sign-up sheets
- Recruit and train volunteer greeters.
- Confirm that elders/ministers are aware of visitors who have filled out attendance cards for purpose of follow-up.
- Many new homes and people moving to Choctaw area. Visitors are a great source of potential growth.
- Marty – Mature couples /members from elsewhere
- Titus – families with children
- Jon – singles, widows, unmarried
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