013 - Creating a Welcoming Culture in Your Group
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Episode 13 | Join us as we talk about Creating a Welcoming Culture in Your Group. We talk through 7 practical ideas on how you can help every student that comes to your group welcome whether is their first time or they’re coming back after a long absence.
As a reminder, our 7 Creating a Welcoming Culture in Your Group
1. Know each kid by name
2. Room set up matters
3. Talk up to the kids, not down
4. Creating a welcoming culture also takes place outside of your meeting time: Follow up on prayer requests
5. Food - Pro tip: do a food sign up with your parents
6. Ask your regular attenders to be welcoming
7. Don’t be pushy - how you teach matters
After listening to this episode, how good of a job do you think your group does with making others feel welcome?
Of the 7 ideas, what is one you think you could implement soon?
How do you typically handle connecting with a kid that hasn’t come in a while?
Are there any changes you think need to be made to your meeting space?
What stood out most from this episode?
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