January 18, 2008

What are they seeing?

Posted in Commentary, Theology tagged at 7:27 pm by Matt Porter

I’ve been thinking about something since the Wednesday evening church service. There were three people in church who had, as far as I know, never attended our services before. From my vantage point on the platform, I often wonder what’s going on in the heads of the congregation as we sing, read, and pray. Wednesday, my thoughts were about our three visitors: “What are they seeing?”

What does the average unchurched person see when they walk into a church? We work hard on our first impressions. We maintain the grounds and the buildings. Helpful, friendly greeters stand at the doors to welcome everyone with a smile. The pastor makes a point to stop by and greet them, and may even welcome them from the pulpit. More ยป

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