In this Ministry Team Spotlight, we spoke to Penny Hutcheson about the team she leads every Sunday morning:
the Greeting Team.
What does the “Greeting Team” do? On Sunday morning our Greeters stand at the upstairs and downstairs entrances and welcome everyone with a smile and a program. A third team member hosts the Guest Services Table before and after service to answer questions and give a special welcome and gift to any new visitors.
What is the purpose of the Greeting Team? Our purpose is to touch people with a smile. A smile and greeting lets our regular attenders know we’re happy to see them. That same smile lets visitors know they are welcome to become a part of the Epic family.
How does saying hello serve the Kingdom of God? People see Jesus in our smiles. Our smiles tell them they are welcome, no matter how they dress, no matter what color their skin, no matter how old or young – they are welcome. Our smiles tell them we care – even if we don’t know the specifics of their struggles, even if we’ve never been in their shoes – we care and we can connect them to someone at Epic who can help.
What type of person would make a good fit for the Greeting Team? Anyone who cares about people and is willing to smile.