Every church I know of holds weekend worship services. Most of them hold at least 52 a year. Nearly all of them will have visitors show up, even if by accident.
What we don’t often realize is the incredible anxiety most of them are feeling as they walk through our doors.
Their minds are racing with questions.
The answer to those questions will most likely determine whether or not they ever come back.
For some, it may even determine where they spend eternity!
Here’s my unofficial list of a first time guest’s questions:
1. Is the roof going to cave in on me? Or sometimes stated, “Am I going to get struck by lightning?”
Many of our guests are feeling the incredible contrast between their current lifestyle and what they know God wants from them. Because of this, they think that God and them are on the outs and that He’s probably ticked off at them.
2. Is anyone going to acknowledge me?
This is human nature. Whether we are visiting a church or a restaurant or a store. When we enter walk into an organization we believe to be customer-driven, we expect someone to speak to us. In fact,…Continue Reading