Do we share our love easily with someone different from us? We pride ourselves on maintaining a status quo of acceptable friends, but what about others in various difficult situations?
This Christianity Today article by Calvin C. Ratz explores what it takes to have newcomers stay connected to your congregation.
I'd love to know, what refreshments (if any) does your church serve? Is this a purposeful decision?
We are in the process of further developing a welcome center in our church. Duties involved include successfully greeting and welcoming visitors. Does your church have a job description related to these duties?
Despite the United States’ strong legacy of humanitarianism and refugee resettlement, it is poised to offer its weakest response in nearly a century.
We might not know our neighbours or even like our neighbours, but we need to hear God’s call and allow it to guide our faith and actions to love our neighbours on the streets, in schools, at work, and in our churches.
Many congregations experience an influx of visitors over Christmas. And sometimes in the rush to welcome those who are new, we forget to enfold those who used to be more familiar—like the young adults and students.
While on vacation in South Carolina, my wife and I worshiped at First Zion Baptist Church. And though it was immediately clear that we were visitors in a strange land, this little church with a big heart welcomed us. . .
Focusing less on practical accessibility concerns, this study looks at the church, the Christian community, as it responds — whether positively or negatively — to the presence of persons with disabilities.
Has your church has found any creative or practical ways to minister and show love to those who are homebound during the winter?
This recorded webinar explores how and why living in, with and among your neighbours is so important.