50 Ways to Welcome New People

Lewis Center for Church Leadership, 2015.


This three-page document is full of practical suggestions for making your congregation welcoming and user-friendly for guests.


when and how to follow up with guests, how to interact with guests

Recommended Audience

clergy, lay leaders, and hospitality team



Practical Applications

  • Create a welcoming environment for guests by sharing this article and suggestions with the hospitality team.
  • Brainstorm additional ways your congregation can follow up with first-time visitors after reading this article.

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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