Category Archives: Preparing for visitors

How can churches better engage with their visitors

In 2006, the Revd Eileen McLean used a sabbatical to look at how churches were engaging with their visitors and how that might be improved. “Visitors to any church will have many different motives for entering through the door.  They will also be a mixture of ages (veering towards the older end of the spectrum) […]

Mickey’’s 10 Commandments on visitor welcome

The idea that Disneyland might offer any insights of relevance to churches might seem rather inappropriate. But take a look at “Mickey’s 10 Commandments” – written 22 years ago –  and see if you agree that most if not all of these are indeed pretty relevant to churches wishing to develop their visitor welcome. Mickey’s […]

Preparing for Visitors

When was the last time you really looked at your building and how it functions? The following exercise can help people to take a fresh look at themselves and their building. It worked extremely well in the ‘Through the Church Door’ project in Hereford and Worcester, South Shropshire and South Warwickshire in 1994-1996. Take a […]