At Fellowship Church we have four teams that serve and welcome people to out church: parkers wearing orange vests are strategically placed out in the parking lot, directing people to the closest parking spots and to the church entrances. Greeters are stationed at the entrances, welcoming everyone who enters. The hospitality booth, which serves free bagels, donuts, and Starbucks coffee, is located in our atrium. Finally, multitudes of ushers stand in our worship center, passing out programs at the door and directing people to seats.
We believe the first impression a visitor gets is invaluable. The volunteers on all four teams are always smiling and cheerful. Their goal is to make visitors, as well as regular attendees, feel at ease and welcome (without overdoing it).
Andy Stanley/Ed Young, Can We Do That: 24 Innovative Practices That Will Change the Way You Do Church, (Howard Publishing Co.), 2002. pg. 73