Be Our Guest

Be Our Guest

October 2, 2017 by

OK, so if Courageous Storytellers is supposed to be for church communicators, why are we dedicating an entire month’s worth of resources to guest services? Well, because everything at your church communicates something.

If your communications team and your guest services/hospitality/first impressions team aren’t holding hands and skipping around the playground together—well, you oughta be. And since Christmas is coming, now is the perfect time to develop or refine your first-time guest processes.

Everything at your church communicates something.

So now we invite you to relax, let us pull up a chair, as the dining room Courageous Storytellers team proudly presents our dinner October goodies:

  • Webinar offering five best practices for first impressions.
  • Jonathan Malm’s entire book, Unwelcome.
  • Five tips for your welcome card, plus a template to get you started.
  • Suggestions for both welcoming guests and connecting with them.
  • Five things to avoid if you’re trying to be a guest-friendly church.
  • Breakdown of must-have communication pieces for first-time guests.
  • Guest-friendly vocabulary lesson.
  • Step-by-step guide to reaching out when people stop coming to your church.
  • Guide to guest-oriented email automation.
  • The why, how, and what of first-time guest gifts.
  • And, of course, ready-to-go social media graphics.

Bonus: All Things Merry and Bright

It’s October, friends—which means it’s time to get our merry on! Ugly sweaters! Christmas tunes! Sparkly everything and an excuse to eat cookies for breakfast! Who doesn’t just love this time of year?

Yeah, OK, you’re right: Christmas can be rough on church communicators. But if you’re a Courageous Storytellers member, you can rest easy! From a ready-to-go Advent devotional book and free graphic design services (not even joking) to resources that’ll transform you into a Christmas invitation ninja, we’ve got you covered this season. Head to the site to check it all out.

Courageous Storytellers offers practical resources specifically for newish church communicators and smaller churches. Become a member today.

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Kelley Hartnett


Kelley Hartnett spent a decade working in established churches and helping to launch new ones. Currently, she’s focused on writing, volunteering for organizations that care for vulnerable populations and making progress on her journey toward minimalism. Kelley is also the membership director for our Courageous Storytellers Membership Site.
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