First Impressions

Geri Waechter

The greeter is a member of the First Impression ministry and welcomes regular members and visitors with a smile, hug or handshake as they arrive in the doors. They give visitors any welcome gifts the church may be distributing.  Greeters direct the flow of traffic inside the church. Newcomers will need to know where restrooms and other facilities are located. Information about visitors should be given to the proper ministries. For example, Children's ministries should be made aware of visiting children.  Church greeters should open doors for incoming members and visitors. At the end of service they should open doors again to allow churchgoers to leave with a hug, handshake or goodbye.

The refreshment ministry is also a large part of the First Impressions ministry.  Providing coffee or water to visitors will help them feel welcome.  Hospitality is a fundamental core value of Waters Edge Church. 

If you are a people person and would like to make visitors feel welcome in a new and strange environment or are energized when seeing existing members, then the First Impressions ministry may be the ministry for you.  On the other hand, if you would like to work in the background and would like to help get the coffee made in the morning, there is a place for you. If you are interested in serving in any of these areas, please contact Pastor Don at