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Why Establish a Welcome Class?

Monday, January 3, 2022 | Guest: Matt Fagan |

Imagine a person visiting your church for the first time. How can you as a pastor determine the person's spiritual need? What is a good way for the person to get connected and learn your church culture? On this podcast, Marshall Fant discusses with Matt Fagan how he uses a welcome class to assimilate visitors into the church. Twenty years ago Matt Fagan planted Heritage Baptist Church in Windham, NH, and he continues to pastor this assembly today. You can contact Pastor Fagan with any questions here

Two churches have provided samples of materials they use in their welcome classes: 

  1. Welcome to Heritage
  2. Introduction to Harvest

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About the host

Dr. Marshall Fant


Dr. Marshall Fant is focused on strengthening the American church through church consulting and revitalization, the interim pastor ministry, and church planting. Dr. Fant has 21 years of experience as a pastor and 20 years of experience as a business owner. Dr. Fant earned a D.Min. from Central Baptist Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Bob Jones University, and a B.S. in administrative management from Clemson University. He is certified as a church consultant with the Society for Church Consulting. He is available to meet with pastors and church leadership at their church or by phone. Marshall and Gretchen have been married since 1981 and have five grown children and twelve grandchildren.