We need to be mindful that we have guests in our worship services.
Many guests have no context for what they’re about to see, hear, and experience inside your church. Here are some tips for making a guest friendly experience that doesn’t remove the power and presence of the Holy Spirit in your church.
It sounds like one of those sensational headlines designed to trick you into clicking on something, only to find an ad waiting for you, but I think there's something worth considering as you build your guest ministry.
We know we want our churches to be healthy and experience growth. Sustained growth means we are consistently reaching new hearts for Christ! But with roughly 80% of US churches experiencing decline, what is keeping our churches from growing?
Confession time: my husband and I have a favorite guest speaker at our church. In fact, attendance is consistently higher when this pastor visits to preach! So a couple of years ago, we decided to visit his home church as a part of our anniversary date. And boy, were we surprised!
Your volunteers are part of creating a friendly welcoming atmosphere at your church.
Can’t God do things instantly?
If you have been in ministry longer than say a week than you have received some form of criticism.
Aside from a supportive spouse, there are few people who can support a pastor like an assistant.
If you were to ask ten people in your congregation what your churches vision is what would they say? How about ten random people in the community? I always loved Andy Stanley’s definition of vision:
“Vision is a mental picture of what could be, fueled by a passion that it should be.”
Love it or hate it Social Media is here to stay.