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Welcomers

Ministry Description

Position Risk Assessment: Low
Terms of Office: 1 year, renewable
Supervision and Support: Reports to: Welcomer Committee Co-ordinator
Staff Liaison (if different from above):
Committee/Board responsible for this ministry: Pastoral Care Committee
Purpose: To meet and welcome new visitors to St. Ninian’s
To help them enjoy worshipping at St. Ninian’s
To help them find a reason to become members of St. Ninian’s through accepting faith in Jesus Christ
Population(s) served: Visitors and Newcomers to our Services

Skills Qualifications:

  • have a desire to meet people
  • be able to talk to people in a friendly manner

Spiritual Gifts Recommended:

  • hospitality
  • faith
  • service
  • wisdom

Training Provided:

  • on-the-job training

Meeting Date & Time:

  • no regularly scheduled meetings

Time Commitment Involved:

  • one Sunday Service every 2 months
  • must arrive approximately 15 minutes before the Service starts

Description of Duties / Responsibilities:

  • greet everyone as they enter the church, watching especially for Newcomers
  • introduce yourself to Newcomers, then introduce them to an “off duty” welcomer or parishioner asking them to act as a host
  • ensure the host provides Newcomer with a bulletin and a blue ‘Welcome Card’
  • ensure the host asks Newcomer if they would like to be introduced during the Announcements
  • encourage them to complete the ‘Welcome Card’
  • assist Newcomer with order of service, locating bible readings etc.
  • if the Newcomer has been baptized, assist them with taking Communion if they desire to do so
  • after the service, introduce them to the Incumbent
  • ask them to join you for Coffee Hour, introducing them to others
  • give them a ‘Welcome Package’ before departure

Limits of the Position:

  • comply with the Newcomer’s wishes re: Introducing them during the service

Benefits & Opportunities:

  • to meet new people
  • to share one’s faith

Office Instructions: Provide a copy of this description to the applicant. Place a copy in the applicant’s file in a locked filing cabinet. Record the completion of this step on the applicant’s Screening Checklist.

Rev. November 27, 2003