It Can All Be So Simple

August 17, 2012 in Church, Ministry

Came across the most beautiful post at 9 Marks We schedule and attend meetings and conference and seminars and trainings.  We rehearse and tweak and update…. Yes it is necessary but how refreshing it was to read these simple tips.

How Members Can Serve The Church….

Before the Service

  • Read the passage in advance
  • Pray for the gathering
  • Greet newcomers (act like you are the host)
  • Think strategically about who you should sit with
  • Arrive Early

During the Service

  • Sing with gusto (even if you can’t sing)
  • Help with logistics (if there’s a problem, help fix it)
  • Don’t be distracted
  • Listen carefully
  • Be aware of your facial expressions (you may affect others and discourage preachers)

After the Service

  • Connect newcomers with others
  • Get newcomers information
  • Start a conversation about the sermon
  • Ask someone how they became a Christian
  • Stay late

Wow…what a breath of fresh air…