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Five Steps for Welcoming Guests to Willow Creek

Two Sundays ago, we had a brief luncheon meeting with all of our guest care ministry staff. Our greeters, ushers, Crossroads Cafe staff, and Walking Tall team members gathered with others to walk through our guest welcome process - something we've developed by adapting insights from Nelson Searcey's great book, Fusion: Turning First Time Guests into Fully-engaged Members o...

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Making Willow Creek Your Church Home


One of my hopes when coming to Willow Creek Church three years ago was to help build what I called a “clearly lit pathway” to connection at Willow Creek. My desire was to have our guests arrive on Sunday morning and always know the “next step” en route to membership and then consistent, grace-fueled and grace-multiplying connection. We still have wo...

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