Greeter Job Description


A greeter performs a major role in ensuring that people see and experience love. In Christ, you have received God’s unconditional love, and, in Christ, you are called to extend that same unconditional love to others. The ministry of greeting is perhaps one of the most crucial in the church because it is one of the most visible. It is a ministry vital to the saving work of the church.



    • Fresh Breath (mints or gum are helpful, or those spray things)

    • Deodorant - particularly if you like to hug those whom you know. NOTE: Hug only if the other person initiates.

    • Prayer - ask God to help you greet everyone and that all who visit will feel welcomed.

  • Arrive at church at least 20 minutes before the service.

  • Smile and warmly greet anyone who enters. Remember, you are one of the first faces that a person sees when they enter our church.

  • Offer a firm handshake and look each person in the eye.

  • Offer comments such as, “Good morning, we’re glad you’re here!” Use their name if you know it.

  • If you have enough people, go to the parking lot door to greet persons entering as well.

  • Wear your nametag.

  • If you do not recognize someone, do not be afraid to introduce yourself by saying something like, “I don’t believe I’ve met, I’m ……..”

  • Remain in the doorway until the service begins. Often there are late arrivals and we went to be sure they are welcomed also.


If you have any questions or want to get involved please contact:

Dot Imel