Last week in this section of Weekly Update, we looked at how we can teach the members in our congregations to be more effective in welcoming visitors to church. This week we continue that theme, noting that in an increasingly impersonal world, people hunger for true, lasting friendships. Ask yourself, Is my congregation a place where visitors find new friends? Though many churches are friendly to “insiders” (existing members) fewer by far are skilled at befriending “outsiders.”
For some helpful, practical advice on this topic from small church expert Karl Vaters, click here.