“Greet one another with a holy kiss.” Romans 16:16
While kissing people is not a widespread practice for greeting people, we are commanded to greet each other with warmth and kindness. And this has been an important value for Crossway. It has been great to hear people who are now active at Crossway tell of how they were so encouraged by the greeting they received the very first time she entered our building! And we want our regulars also to know how pleased we are that they have come, especially during the pandemic!
We also want to put new people at ease, helping answer any questions or uncertainties they have. And during the ongoing presence of the coronavirus, we want to help put people at ease regarding any worries they have about health and safety.
To help with each of these things, we are so thankful to greeters!
- Arrive by 9:45
- Be at the assigned door 9:50-10:10
- Greet people with enthusiasm and warmth
- Be very respectful of people’s different sense of personal space, even as the coronavirus is still active. If people go to shake your hand or hug, you are certainly welcome to do so as you are comfortable.
- If there are kids, let them know about the kids’ packs
- Point them to the welcome table with handouts
- If it seems that they are new
- Help them know location of restrooms
- See if they have questions
To be a greeter
In order to serve as a greeter, here are some ‘requirements’:
- A regular attender of Crossway who is enthusiastic about our church and our vision
- Able to welcome people warmly, guide people, and answer questions regarding the Sunday morning experience with the church or help them connect with someone who can answer their questions
- Eager to welcome the full range of our people and people who may visit with us
- Able to be sensitive to cultural differences and adjust appropriately to ways in which people are comfortable
If you are interested in serving, please contact John Bankson at firstname.lastname@example.org