“Have a Nice Day” at a Church Near You

August 18, 2004 by

Churches should adopt the ‘meet and greet’ style hospitality of the commercial world to welcome new visitors, according to Rev. Alison Gilchrist, a Church of England priest and her book Creating a Culture of Welcome.

But not everyone agrees. For some the thought of a plastic welcome is all too similar to a high pressure sales pitch. But the underlying idea rings true:

“Protestant or Catholic, traditionalist or trendy, the harsh truth is that the survival of a congregation hinges less on the doctrines it espouses than the professionalism with which it spreads its good news.”

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Kevin D. Hendricks

When Kevin isn't busy as the editor of Church Marketing Sucks, he runs his own writing and editing company, Monkey Outta Nowhere. Kevin has been blogging since 1998, runs the hyperlocal site West St. Paul Reader, and has published several books, including 137 Books in One Year: How to Fall in Love With Reading, The Stephanies and all of our church communication books.
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