Category Archives: Ministry to visitors

Summer Churches in Sweden and Germany

Sweden and Germany have a well establish tradition of summer churches, writes Dan Gafvert. During the tourist season, some churches run a special summer program. The church is usually open during daytime and offers refreshments and guides, as well as opportunities for prayer and short services. These churches, generally in areas frequented by visitors, usually […]

Open for You

Open for You: The Church, the Visitor and the Gospel This practical manual encourages local congregations to look at every aspect of their building and suggests ways of meeting visitors’ needs, from ensuring comfort to providing a quiet place for prayer, and making the Christian faith fully accessible. Author: Paul Bond. Canterbury Press Norwich (2006) ISBN-10: […]

Managing the experience of visitors in sacred spaces: a web-based learning resource

How do you reconcile the spiritual role of a place of worship with the fact that many visitors will also or only be interested in the architecture or the history of the building? And what can you provide for those visitors who have no idea of the spiritual function of the building and how it […]