Going to a new church for the first time can be very intimidating especially if you are not a churchgoer. Like most churches we work very hard to make people feel at home from the moment newcomers step inside the doors.
However, some churches fail at the welcome even before you get to the church door. Consider the following:
So let’s say your church sign is a good one and your grass is cut and there’s no litter in the parking lot. There is still one variable that is difficult to reign in. The Crazy Christian Greeter as demonstrated Tim Hawkins
I am glad that even though we don’t always have our act together Jesus does. I am sure at times He is up in heaven looking at some of these church signs and crazy greeters and says “Father forgive them for they know not what they do.”
On a more serious note here is an article by James Emery White which is a wake up call to all us Pastors, that most people are not as interested in our message as we think. “Selling To Those Who Don’t Care”
Therefore, those of you who love God, live like your love for Him actually matters in the day to day life. Let’s reverse the “Uncomfortable Church Welcome Syndrome”