Thursday, January 6, 2011

How Members Can Serve the Church on Sundays...

I came across this blog some time back and thought it was extremely helpful in understanding some ways we could better serve the church on Sunday morning. I hope it blesses you.

How Members Can Serve the Church on Sunday Morning

By Michael McKinley

At the Trellis and Vine Workshop in DC today, Colin Marshall shared ways that ordinary church members can serve the church on Sunday mornings.

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

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