I just received a question from Kyle—a friend who serves at a neighboring church in our area:
Do our greeters wear name tags or only those serving at our Guest Services center?
I've had dozens of conversations with churches asking a similar question, but much to my own surprise, I don't think I've addressed it in writing 'til now. Thanks for the prompt, Kyle!
To Tag or Not to Tag
At Granger Community we want to remove all the barriers we can to build bridges that quickly connect people. Name tags are one small way we do that. In a quick list format, here's what we've learned and practice:
- Name tags on our guest services team members help guests recognize: "This is someone I can approach for help." That's everyone on every guest services team: traffic team, guest services center, greeters, ushers, children's check-in team, campus guides, cafe and bookstore team.
- We don't ask guests to wear name tags. Some of them want to be anonymous. Remembering names is our job.