TIPS: Become a Welcoming Congregation

by Danette Clifton. North Alabama Conference of the UMC. Accessed January 31, 2020.

Written by the United Methodist Chuch, this article is designed to help congregations become more welcoming to their guests.


40 elements of congregational life that can improve the welcome guests receive, tips for successful implementation

Best For

lay leaders and hospitality teams



Suggested Uses

  • Conduct a friendliness audit to evaluate the environment of your congregation.
  • Share this article and its suggestions with the hospitality team.

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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