The church is a place of worship. Most religions allow individuals, even non-members of the church to attend their masses or services during Sundays and other days as well. These people are always welcomed with a welcome speech, mostly written and delivered by the residing priest or pastor.
To help you in making a church welcome speech, we have provided examples in PDF format as well as our own samples of church speeches to guide you.
Here are some tips to help you in writing a church welcome speech to welcome your guests on any type of occasion, either for a mass/service, spiritual activity, or outdoor event:
Your welcome speech will mostly likely be delivered at the very beginning of the service or mass. As true to every speech in front of a large audience, the special guests are always recognized. Make sure in your church welcome speech, the guests will be introduced in the first paragraph. They may not be introduced in the very first line, make sure they are introduced at the start of your speech.
Although majority of the welcome speech will be about the guests, make sure they are introduced at the very beginning before you incorporate other stories or contents in the speech.
Speaking of acknowledging the guests, you should list down the full names of guests as well as their designation and the location where they came from. If your guests consist of a large group (around 20 to more people), there is no need to mention all of them as it will take the entire activity to state all their names and designations.
A lengthy church welcome speech is not beneficial for everyone involved. A welcome speech is only delivered at the start of the activity, and it should take around 5–10 minutes maximum. A lengthy church welcome speech deprives the real purpose of the church activity and will definitely cause issues with most churchgoers.
Writing a speech is almost a fun and fulfilling activity, especially for informal speeches. But remember that you are not writing an informal speech but a very formal church welcome speech. Maintaining a level of professionalism is required.
Greetings everyone on this beautiful Sunday morning God has given to us!
It has been a week since I have seen you all, although there are some churchgoers of whom are in attendance now in which I had the opportunity to spend the past three days with because of the outreach activity and seminar. It was an eventful and fulfilling activity as we gave out clothes as well as food to the Greenhorn community. There were around 50 families and a total of 300 individuals in which were beneficiaries of the outreach activity. We hope we left a smile on their faces as we are planning to organize another outreach activity within the next few months.
We are thankful to the Lord for giving us another successful activity, giving out provisions and enjoyment to less fortunate communities. But we are also thankful to the God almighty for bringing us new individuals to our church today. May we call out the Jones family as well as the Smith family, and may we please give them a round of applause!
The Joneses and Smiths are on a vacation in our beautiful city for two weeks and were invited by one of our senior pastors, Rev. James, who is a close family friend of the Smiths. Rev. James is actually the godfather of Jon Jones, son of Andre Jones who is the high school classmate of Andre back in the day. I think there is no need to mention what year Andre and Rev. James both graduated.
Anyway, the church happily welcomes both the Joneses and Smiths. This church is not strict regarding to who goes in or who goes out. We aim to build to strong relationships not only with current church members, but also with churchgoers who attend our services for the first time. In honesty, we have built stronger relationships with people who attended our services a few times. And when they do come back from another city or country, they always take time to visit our church and take to the people around, not only the pastors but also the people they made a connection with when they were previously here.
To the Jones and Smith families, we welcome you again to our church and this service. May we unite in the name of the Lord and continue to ask for his guidance and thank him for the blessings he has showered upon us every day.
Blessed Sunday to one and all!
We are welcoming new churchgoers today! They actually traveled a distance, coming all the way from Mexico on a medical mission visit. They have been in the city for the past three days and have conducted three medical mission activities in two of the city’s outlying areas. They will be conducting two more medical mission activities in the next week before they travel back to Mexico.
Please help me welcome Father Gaviria, Father Iglesias, and the rest of the New Mexico Catholic Church delegation with a warm round of applause!
The church is very honored to have Father Gaviria and the New Mexico Catholic Church delegation in our presence, as they have conducted numerous outreach and evangelical missions around Mexico. Their spiritual work have extended in this country and we pray to the Lord that more hearts will be touched by their selfless acts.
We have invited Father Gaviria, Father Iglesias, Father Rodriguez, and the the New Mexico Catholic Church delegation in our mass today as we have done numerous outreach work in the past. Three months ago, me together with the other priests of this church visited Mexico and partnered with Father Gaviria to conduct an evangelical mission in the slums of Ciudad Juarez and managed to successfully convert 30 individuals to Christianity. And last year, me and Father Iglesias were part of the Easter congregation who conducted feeding programs to around 20 communities around Mexico.
To Father Gaviria, Father Iglesias, Father Rodriguez, and the New Mexico Catholic Church delegation, we once again welcome to our church and may we share together the word of the Lord in this blessed mass.
Good morning again, one and all!
Bible verses are essential to any church speech. Here are some Bible verses you can use when you will be making your own church welcome speech. Make sure to have an explanation or relate to a real-life situation the Bible verse or verses that you will be using in your welcome speech.
Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name.
For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me.
And it shall come to pass, that when they enter in at the gates of the inner court, they shall be clothed with linen garments; and no wool shall come upon them, whiles they minister in the gates of the inner court, and within.
Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
And the Spirit and the bride say, Come. And let him that heareth say, Come. And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.
Let brotherly love continue. Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
And thus shall ye say to him that liveth in prosperity, Peace be both to thee, and peace be to thine house, and peace be unto all that thou hast.
Wherefore receive ye one another, as Christ also received us to the glory of God.
For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same?
When the crowds learned it, they followed him, and he welcomed them and spoke to them of the kingdom of God and cured those who had need of healing.
When they came to Jerusalem, they were welcomed by the church and the apostles and the elders, and they declared all that God had done with them.
We hope you found this article to be insightful as well as beneficial when you will be writing your own church welcome speech. A church welcome speech is not difficult to compose, as it incorporates the basic contents and writing style of any speech. Don’t worry if you will be having problems composing the speech as we have included some tips as well examples (in PDF format) for your reference.
We also created two samples of church welcome speeches based from the PDF examples we provided. We also listed down relevant Bible verses that you can easily incorporate in the church welcome speech. Just make sure if you will be incorporating the Bible verses, you will also list down a short explanation or reflection on why you included the Bible verse.