Your church visitor will have an invisible list in their head that they will use to evaluate your congregation. As a leader of hospitality and welcome ministry, what can you do about that list?
How can you respond or be prepared?
How I re-discovered the list
Our family has begun once again to visit local churches. For the last two years, we found a spiritual home in a new church development for Spanish speaking immigrants. But the tough decision has been made to close.
Thus, we are once again looking for a church, a spiritual home, a place where we can give our life away in the kingdom of God.
As we have had to church shop two times in two years, I discovered that we have a list of what we want in a new church family.
Our list the filter we bring to in our quest to find a church where we will give our life away, where we will give our tithe, find a community of care, and where we will serve with volunteer hours. We’ve visited the same one for three Sundays now and realize that list is shaping what we experience.