If there's someone who hasn't been to church in a while or a visitor, they are far more likely to come back if they feel a connection to their church. A growing church is one where people stay around after church to re-connect with people. A growing church is one where the people feel like a family and welcome newcomers to be part of the family. The preaching, the singing, and the music are important, but far more important is the community that connects people. I've never had someone tell me that they joined the church because of my preaching or because of the music. It's almost always because they felt welcomed. They felt like they found a church family. Let's make that our church this Sunday!
Who will you invite out to eat Sunday?
Rev. Josh Duckworth