“Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God.” – Romans 15:7
What does it mean for a church to be truly welcoming? Nearly all of us have stood up on Sunday mornings and shook hands with the person sitting next to us, but this is largely a formality. Let’s be honest, the hospitality of God compels us to go further than a few polite words exchanged once a week. In fact, churches were designed by God to act as centers of welcome, support, and spiritual formation throughout every culture across the world. With so many Christians struggling to reach others in this politically charged climate, what can pastors do to ensure a positive reception for new members?
Well, here are 5 simple steps to creating a more welcoming church:
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