Job Description of a Church Greeter

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A church greeter is the first and last person people see when visiting a church. The church is greeter is the face of any ministry, which makes it one of the most important jobs in the church.

1 Welcome

The greeter welcomes regular members and visitors with a smile, hug or handshake as they arrive in the doors.

2 Distribute

Greeters give visitors any welcome gifts the church may be distributing. They also give them fliers and brochures for church ministries they may be interested in joining.

3 Direct Traffic

Church greeters should be able to direct the flow of traffic inside the church. Newcomers will need to know where restrooms and other facilities are located.

4 Doors

Church greeters should open doors for incoming members and visitors. At the end of service they should open doors again to allow churchgoers to leave with a hug, handshake or goodbye.

5 Hand Information

Church greeters should give the information about visitors to the proper ministries. Children's ministries should be made aware of visiting children for example.

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