What I’ve noticed is, no matter what size your church is, there are some really simple things you can do to make your church feel more welcoming to visitors. We don’t know what background or experience our visitors have had with churches in the past (or if they’ve had any experience at all) and so we want to be welcoming without being overwhelming.
Small churches are often very good at welcoming; it’s one of our greatest strengths. We can easily spot someone who’s not part of the usual crowd, and go and welcome them. But no matter how much your church might pride itself on its welcoming, there is always room for improvement, and these simple ideas will make a world of difference to your visitors.