Churches thrive on hospitality when visitors are greeted with......hospitality.
Two things blur the clear church strength from the community's eyes; sermons on giving and finding no one spoke when they visited our assemblies. The former is unfortunate that dark forces have wrecked such a powerful issue.
The latter, however, is completely unacceptable. We must set our shyness aside and speak to the strangers. It is God's style.
Of the mighty image of Father which we inherited is that marvelous ability to create by speaking. Self-centeredness and self-consciousness will cause non-creative silence; especially toward visitors.
Biblical hospitality is not simply social yak-yak. It is warmly and openly offering attentiveness to the greeting of strangers. Greeters at the door are important; within the assembly is essential.
The church is to be robust in welcoming visitors. Don't discuss it. Do it.
Goooood morning! Thanks so much for taking the time to be with us! We hope God encourages your day!