- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: Group Publishing; old edition -new edition 9780764491078 edition (December 1, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0764427571
- ISBN-13: 978-0764427572
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #562,785 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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First Impressions: Creating Wow Experiences in Your Church Paperback – December 1, 2004
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Top Customer Reviews
I plan on using this book as a basic resource to guide my leadership of our First Impressions ministry teams. There are sections on print communications that will speak directly to some questions that our communications team is considering. There are a number of sections that will speak to our ushers and greeters.
The biggest asset of Waltz's work is that it is both inspirational and practical. It gives me more motivation to know that the small choices that we make from weekend to weekend have huge implications, while giving me a number of tools to help us do a better job of allowing people to worship in a comfortable, distraction-free environment. If we get this right, the outcome for the Kingdom will be awesome!!
Several copies were purchased and loaned to 8 members of the church who are among the "movers and shakers'. Written instructions were pasted inside the front cover to 'read this book in the next seven (7) days then pass it on to one of the names 'below' who has not had their name checked off.'
After all those on the list have read the book, the group has planned to meet to share the ideas that can be implemented in our church.
Sometimes people get comfortable or can't see the church larger than it currently is...this book is a great tool to open the eyes of your teams...
Also Mark is great and doing this stuff at one of the greatest churches to date...
The author discusses the philosophy, biblical basis and practices for establishing a ministry of guest services in your church.
The book is designed to “help you apply principles and concepts to help you shape a unique ministry that brings guests back to your church. It will help you:
• Understand your guests as real people with real needs
• Develop a ministry to your guests that communicates acceptance, respect, and value
• Build teams who believe that people matter to God
• Honor God as you offer your best to your people and community.”
This is needed. It is challenging, thought provoking, and instructive.
Who will benefit from this book?
Hopefully your guests will benefit if you apply the principles and concepts in this book.
How will this book benefit?
The principles and concepts taught in this book can transform your guest services in your church.
Where does it fit in the ministry design process?
It should be a part of your strategic plan.
“Our assignment is to make sure people can see Jesus clearly. This is the very reason we must meet them where they are – consumer mentality and all. We must greet them with unconditional acceptance and respect. This is how people will begin to see Jesus clearly. Our goal should be to do anything and everything that help
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This theologically light book provides practical suggestions and insight for attractional churches seeking to make a positive impression on guests living in a western,... Read morePublished on January 7, 2014 by Wes
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and am taking our entire staff team through it this summer. I recommend it for churches of every size.Published on July 3, 2013 by skortek
This book is truly excellent and gets right down to the point of sharing what can be done to keep new people and bring more folk into our church. I am more than pleased. I LOVE IT!Published on January 3, 2013 by Robert Williams
A good book to look at your church from a visitor point of view. Great details and easy to read.Published on December 22, 2012 by Robert Keister
Found this book to be very thought-provoking. Many areas that I hadn't given a thought to must be addressed by our church family in the area of "Greeting. Read morePublished on November 7, 2012 by Fran
Practical and motivating, First Impressions helped me see how vital the role of building maintenance and a new set of eyes can be to the disciple making process. Read morePublished on October 22, 2012 by larry szyman