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Altar Worker Training Manual

Get the manual and share with your team.  This altar worker training manual provides everything your prayer team needs to know to be effective and meet expectations.  Strengthen your altar ministry team and serve your church better!

Purchase The Manual

Get the immediate, shareable PDF of the Altar Worker Training Manual.

Share With Your Prayer Team

Print, email, or teach the altar worker training material with your team.

Serve With Excellence

With clear expectations and easy to understand instruction your team can serve confidently!

Training Your Altar Worker Team

Altar worker training is an aspect of church ministry that is sometimes overlooked.  With all the various needs and areas that extra help can be used, when it comes to praying for people, sometimes the pastor is relieved just  to see a breathing person standing there ready to pray in case they are needed.  However, providing clarity and adequate training for your altar workers is important.  In order to do a great job, team members need clear instructions. This altar worker training manual provides a way for you to teach your prayer team and clarify expectations.  It’s a manual help you lead the altar worker team toward excellence and servanthood.

Altar Worker Training Manual

$3.97
  • *Why The Altar Worker and Altar Ministry Are Important
  • *Qualifications Of An Altar Worker
  • *Expectations Of An Altar Worker
  • *How To Respond During Times Of Altar Ministry
  • *How To Pray With/For Others
  • *The Prayer Of Salvation
  • *Do’s/Don’ts Of Altar Ministry
  • *Prayer Accountability Guidelines
  • *And More
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How Has This Manual Helped Others?

Here is what others are saying about the Altar Worker Training Manual:

Thank you so much for helping the body of Christ. I just wanted to say that this material has helped in such a special way. I like that you didn’t make it out to be so difficult because that how it has seemed to me for so long. You have really lifted a heavy burden off of me. Thank you so very much. 

Destinique B.

I have been looking for some altar worker material to use to train the team that I am over at my church, and ran across yours. We are on the same track based on what you have shared about being prepared for those that come seeking and several other points.

Jean P.

What’s My Investment?

How much is having unclear expectations costing you? Could your team reach more people if it was working together under one vision? How much more time could you devote to what only you can do if you were able to trust others to do what you need them to do? Are you wasting time and stress because you’re not sure what to do or say? An uncertain, unorganized, uncommitted altar ministry and team may already be costing you a great deal.

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Train Your Altar Worker Team

This manual will help you lead your prayer team toward excellence and servanthood. This altar worker guidebook will provide you and your team with the instruction you’re looking for.  And yes, you will have immediate access to it!

Having the PDF version means it’s yours to keep! And, it will be much easier for you to share with your team whether you decide to print, email, or teach the material.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will you mail me a copy of the training manual?

The Altar Worker Training Manual is delivered by email as a PDF file.  It is your to keep and use as often as needed.  Feel free to print and email the manual with your team.

What is your refund policy?

We offer refunds to all customers within 30 days of your purchase. If you are not satisfied with our product, then simply send an email to evan@dailychristianhelp.com and we will refund your purchase right away.

What about images and graphics? Will they relate to my church?

All manuals available from www.dailychristianhelp.com are created with your church in mind.  There are no logo’s, graphics, or images that would conflict with your church.

Do you have other ministry training manuals available?

Yes, you can view all available church training manuals by clicking HERE.

How do I pay for the manual?

When you click the buy now button you will be directly sent to paypal.  You do not need a paypal account in order to complete a transaction.  Paypal is a fast, safe, and reputable online payment gateway.

Purchase The Manual

Remove the frustration of coming up with training material for your altar ministry team.  Plus, included with the Altar Worker Team Training Manual is a free bonus resource to help you develop new leaders.

Click the button below to purchase the Altar Worker Training Manual using the easy to use digital download and get immediate access to the training manual and free bonus!

Here is a brief overview of some of the content that is shared in the training manual.

1.  Understand Why The Altar Worker and Altar Ministry Are Important.

Prayer eases others burdens. (Galatians 6:2)

Prayer is ministry (Hebrews 6:9-10)

Prayer brings deliverance (2 Corinthians 1:8-11)

2. An Altar Worker Should Be Prepared Before They Pray With Others.

Live the life (Romans 12:1-2)

Live with purpose

*An altar worker is representing God.

*An altar worker is representing their church.

Live prepared (2 Timothy 4:2-5)

Be Presentable

*Dress as though you were meeting someone important or for the first time.

*Guys wear nice pants/jeans and a nice shirt (polo/button up, no sandals.

*Women if you are wondering if your clothing is too low or too short… it probably is.

*Use nametags.

*Be aware of your breath.

3. Introduce yourself and learn what their need is.

It can be so awkward (and cold) to immediately begin praying with someone as soon as they come forward or in a prayer room, etc.

Take a minute to introduce yourself, ask what their name is and how you can pray with them.

4.  Pray using (and according to) Gods Word. (1 John 5:14-15)

 The prayer of salvation (Romans 10:8-13)

THE PRAYER IS A CONFESSION OF BELIEF

*Forgiveness of sin

*Acknowledgement of who Jesus is

A SAMPLE PRAYER

“Dear God, I know that I am sinner and that I have sinned against You. Please forgive me of my sins.  I confess Your Son Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior.  I give my life to you.  Amen.”

 5.  Provide the person with a Bible and helpful discipleship material.

You can buy bibles in bulk to save on cost and to ensure that you have bibles on hand to give to people.  Christianbooks.com  and Bibles By the Case provide a large selection of bibles.

One of the areas that frustrated me about altar ministry was never having a resource that I really liked and felt confident giving to those I was praying with.  That is why I wrote Understanding God:  Four Things You Need To Know About Him And Realize About Yourself.  I wanted a book that would encourage growth in the new Christian and that would be easy to use for the altar worker.

Understanding God explains four key aspects about God and your relationship with Him: Receiving God, Needing God, Trusting God, & Sharing God. The book is ideal for a new believer or those who are curious about God. Topics discussed in the book include: God’s Love, Forgiveness, Repentance, Faith, Obedience, the role of the Holy Spirit, and Evangelism.

One of my favorite aspects of the book is actually for a practical reason.  The salvation card is a tear out on the last page of the book.  This way all that is needed is a pen and a book.  The altar worker hands the person a pen to provide some basic contact information, tears out the page, and then gives the book and pen to the person they prayed with.  This one page eliminates the issue of fumbling with clipboards and separate cards to fill out.

If you’d like to purchase a copy of Understanding God, or for more details, click HERE.

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6.  Know your limitations.

Many people will seek counsel concerning specific areas of their life.

*Encourage them to call the church office if you do not feel comfortable providing counsel in a certain area

*You do not have to know all the answers – remember we are there to pray in agreement with the person

*If a person is contemplating suicide please make a pastor aware immediately

7.  A Few More Guiding Tips

*Pray in pairs if possible

*Men pray with men.  Women pray with women.

*Do not manipulate (God does not need our help, just be obedient and caring)

*Do not leave the altar area to continue praying with a person alone

CONCERNING PRAYING IN TONGUES

Praying/speaking in tongues is scriptural and encouraged.  However, if God has given you the gift of tongues what you speak should be understood by those who hear you. (1 Cor. 14:2, 13-14,  16-17, 27-28)

If you pray in a in a prayer language without interpretation it is not helpful to those who are new or uniformed.

If you pray in tongues an interpretation should follow. Praying for others should be a time of agreement and edification. Because of this, praying in tongues will not be productive unless an interpretation is shared. A good “rule of thumb” to use before praying in tongues with another person is: (1)Do you personally know them? (2) Do they pray/believe in tongues themselves?

Church Greeter Training | Help For Creating An Excellent Greeter Team

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Church Greeter Training Manual

Get the manual and share with your team.  This greeter team training manual provides everything your greeter team needs to know to be effective and meet expectations.  Strengthen your greeter team and serve your church better!

Purchase The Manual

Get the immediate, shareable PDF of the Church Greeter Team Training Manual.

Share With Your Greeter Team

Print, email, or teach the greeter training material with your team.

Serve With Excellence

With clear expectations and easy to understand instruction your team can serve confidently!

Training Your Greeter Team

A Church Greeter Team is a vital part of the worship service because they help prepare people to grow closer to God by letting them know that the church is happy they are there!

If people do not know they are welcomed they can easily feel like it doesn’t matter if they are there… “No one cares anyways”.  The church greeter team plays an important role in helping make a great first impression!

Church Greeter Team Training Manual

$3.97
  • *Who Can Be A Church Greeter?
  • *Qualifications Of A Greeter
  • *Responsibilities Of The Greeter Team Members
  • *Responsibilities Of A Greeter Team Director
  • *What Not To Do As A Greeter
  • *And More

What’s My Investment?

How much is having unclear expectations costing you? Could your team reach more people if it was working together under one vision? How much more time could you devote to what only you can do if you were able to trust others to do what you need them to do? Are you wasting time and stress because you’re not sure what to do or say? An uncertain, unorganized, uncommitted greeter ministry and team may already be costing you a great deal.

church greeter training manual

Train Your Greeter Team

You know what a difference it makes to be served well.  Think of the times where you have been served at a restaurant or store. You may remember the bad experiences more than the good ones.  The level of service you receive can impact your decision to ever return again.

Having the PDF version means it’s yours to keep! Plus, it will be much easier for you to share with your team whether you decide to print, email, or teach the material. And yes, you will have immediate access to it!

Frequently Asked Questions

Will you mail me a copy of the training manual?

The Church Greeter Training Manual is delivered by email as a PDF file.  It is your to keep and use as often as needed.  Feel free to print and email the manual with your team.

What is your refund policy?

We offer refunds to all customers within 30 days of your purchase. If you are not satisfied with our product, then simply send an email to evan@dailychristianhelp.com and we will refund your purchase right away.

What about images and graphics? Will they relate to my church?

All manuals available from www.dailychristianhelp.com are created with your church in mind.  There are no logo’s, graphics, or images that would conflict with your church.

Do you have other ministry training manuals available?

Yes, you can view all available church training manuals by clicking HERE.

How do I pay for the manual?

When you click the buy now button you will be directly sent to paypal.  You do not need a paypal account in order to complete a transaction.  Paypal is a fast, safe, and reputable online payment gateway.

Purchase The Manual

Remove the frustration of coming up with training material for your greeter team.  Plus, included with the Church Greeter Team Training Manual is a free bonus resource to help you develop new leaders.

Click the button below to purchase the Church Greeter Training Manual using the easy to use digital download and get immediate access to the training manual and free bonus!

Below is some of the content that you will recieve in the training manual:

Today, in a lot of churches, you will more than likely encounter one or more of the following connection points.

Each ministry should be specifically designed to meet the various needs of people.

Any of these connections can influence a person’s entire worship experience.

Greeters (A greeter gets the unique opportunity of making a first impression on behalf of the church by welcoming those who are entering.)

Information Center ( Ministries similar to this are in place to help answer specific questions about church happenings, classes, & events.)

Coffee Shop (The coffee shop is for people to enjoy and to help build conversation as people share a beverage or snack together.)

Security Team  (Obviously, this ministry provides a safe environment for people to gather by being aware of potential threats and diffusing arising problems. The Security Team hopes/prays for the best but is prepared for the worst.)

Usher Team (If a regular attender or visitor had a less than positive experience finding their way into the sanctuary an usher can play a significant role in turning that person’s experience around.)

Altar Ministry (A prayer team who is ready to minister to the needs of people as they are needed or called upon.)

Not just anyone can serve on a greeter team. In the same way that not just anyone can play guitar on the worship team, work in children’s ministry, or lead a small group. Your personal gifting’s, passion, and abilities should determine where and how you use them.

If you think just anyone can be a church greeter check out these tweets that may prove you wrong:

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Because of experiences like those above there are some qualifications that should be considered when bringing on new church greeter team members.

*Does the new greeter have an understanding and commitment to fulfilling the vital role as a team member?

*Does the potential team member have a genuine care for people?

*Can you see traits of a servants heart?

*Is the person committed to vision of the church?

*Are they supportive of the leaders of the church?

 Responsibilities Of A Church Greeter Team Member

LEADERSHIP

 *Be spiritually prepared.

A good team member should be prepared mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually (This IS a ministry!). Understand this is not a duty, but a privilege to connectwith God as part of your preparation.

*Take initiative!

If you aren’t sure what to do, ask another greeter or team leader. The only wrong choice is not doing anything. Never assume “someone” else will take care of the need.

*Stay calm.

On occasion there will be moments of pressure; someone may be upset or something isn’t working the way it’s supposed to. In these moments never transfer the pressure to the person attending the weekend service. You are the leader and others view you as one. You absorb the pressure. Ask for help if you need it, but never make the issue their problem. You should help solve the problem.

*Follow the direction of your Leader.

Good leaders are good learners. It is important that you follow leadership and ultimately the Greeter Team Director. Remember you are there to be supportive and encouraging. We welcome your suggestions but do not be overly sensitive if your idea is not used.

CORE TASKS OF A CHURCH GREETER

Arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled service. (suggested time but do arrive early) 

This is a great time to familiarize yourself with the bulletin so that you are prepared to answer any questions people may have.

Be an excellent greeter!

*Know why you are serving!

“Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing.” 1 Peter 3:8-9

*Know who you are serving!

Go the “extra mile”!

Be a great listener!

Learn people’s name!

Thank those attending for being at church!

Never argue with your church guests!

Provide solutions to their problems!

Be ready to hand out bulletins.

Assure that bulletins are available and that you have some to hand out.

Be the initiator.

Smile, shake hands, make eye contact, and tell those attending that you are glad to see them at CFM.

Have an “eye” for first-time guests.

When you see someone that looks like they may have a question or needs help be the leader and point them in the right direction. Be attentive to the needs of our guests, especially those who are new.

COMMON SENSE

*Maintain proper appearance and personal hygiene.

*Mints can be a great thing!

*Show up on time.

*Arrive 30 minutes before your scheduled service.

*Read the bulletin – be informed and knowledgeable to the best of your ability.

*If you are on the schedule and can’t make it, it is imperative that you call the Greeter Team Director and that you help find your replacement.

*Smile, talk to people, and learn their names!

*You don’t have to know all the answers just where to find them!

*Many hands make light work being ready to jump in and help other team members when needed.

Concerning the responsibilities of a Church Greeter Team Director click HERE.

Responsibilities of A Church Greeter Team Director

The Greeter Team Director provides leadership, training, and coordination for the Greeter Team to ensure a smooth and efficient operation of all related duties.

These responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership for team.
  • Identify and train one or more assistant(s) to who could replace you
  • Recruit new team members as needed.
  • Organize meetings as needed.
  • Provide current and rapid communication.
  • Provide encouragement for your team.
  • Help maintain standards for all greeter team functions.
  • Provide guidance during special circumstances as they arise.
  • Be observant of and create quick solution oriented solutions to challenges that arise during a service.
  • Train all new team members.
  • Organize and communicate the monthly schedule of team members serving each week.
  • Be a shepherd to those on your team and communicate with the appropriate church staff “need to know” information.
  • Be a model of excellence in your attitude and attire.

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Church Greeter Training Manual

After you purchase the manual, you’ll receive an email containing the Church Greeter Training Manual, packed full of practical, easy to understand expectations to help you train your greeter team.