10 Signals That Say "You Are Not Welcome In This Church"

by Joe McKeever.

This article identifies ten negative messages congregations unknowingly send to guests and visitors.


hints for countering negative messages

Best For

lay leaders and hospitality teams



Suggested Uses

  • Use this resource as a training tool for ushers, greeters, and hospitality teams.
  • Identify ways your congregation is unknowingly making guests feel unwelcome and make adjustments by following the suggestions.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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