When visitors come to your church, do they have a sense tht you've been expecting them, that you are open to tyhem, that you are pleased to see them? We all want to say yes to those questions but the reality is that coming to most churches on a Sunday reqwuires knowing the church jargon and the secret handshake. Evangelism begins with hospitality where we intentionally welcome the stranger in our midst.

(The following congregations have submitted examples of Best Practices. Clicking on a congregation's name will take you to a page describing the congregation's Best Practice.)`

Christ, Charlotte

Friendship, Taylorsville

Shiloh, Lewisville

Community in Christ, Cornelius

Mt. Pisgah, Hickory

St. Luke, Charlotte

Good Shepherd, Elizabeth City

Grace, Hendersonville